Commodore, a company most famous for their C64 and Amiga computers, went bust in 1994. The brand, however (much like Atari’s) lives on, and it’s this week been resuscitated in a strange and curious place: the mobile phone market.
You can keep Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters and Dead or Alive. My favourite fighting game pre-dates every single one of them, starred large men in furry underpants, and rather than lasting minutes could, if you knew your moves, be over in seconds.
I’ve never even heard of LucasFilm’s Habitat, a Commodore 64 virtual world. It was practically an MMO before they’d been invented, letting thousands of players inhabit and govern a digital world. Now, someone’s trying to bring it back.
It would still be awesome! Here's an isometric, Commodore 64-style recreation of some Grand Theft Auto V action by the talented MajamiHiroz with some superb 8bit music added.
While we still a few days away from the release of Watch Dogs, animator Balázs Kalocsai did an excellent 80s style, Commodore 64 reinterpretation of the game.
The score was 4 to 3, two outs in the ninth, when I woke up on the couch. No one was on base. "I don't need to see this," I said. "Nah, stick around," Dad said. I had two games that day, the World Series on TV, and Hardball! on my Commodore 64. If the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't win one, I'd make them win the other.
We've all had stories of finding lost games before - my copy of Rogue Galaxy had been missing since 2009 before I found it hiding in a drawer - but you don't hear many like this, where stuff has been missing for over 30 years.
Sir Paul McCartney had a video game. It is pretty awful, but it's also fascinating.
Video games in the 80s only depicted a certain amount of pixels on the screen. Fortunately, that didn't hold developers back from pushing the limits of the available hardware to play with our imagination by creating beautiful, handsome characters.
With all the top-notch game engines out there, and next-gen on the horizon, video games are impressive in both their technology and their art. But let's play around with c64yourself to squeeze recently released games into an old timey skin anyway.
You talk about love at first sight. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City had me at its opening credit screens: the LOAD "*",8,1, multicolored flashing logo and rudimentary MIDI theme took me straight back to 1986, and all the days I spent parked in front of my Commodore 64. When I showed it to my brother—not a gamer, but a…
It's the fake intro and menu system for a C64 adaptation of Game of Thrones that lures you into this clip, but once there, it's the music that really kicks your ass.
That day we brought home a Commodore 64, my first…
Cock'in. For the Commodore 64 and Spectrum. You take the eggs, and then the fish bites you on the elbow, and then you wear chicken hats, and what?
This isn't something done for internet shits and giggles. It's an "official conversion" of awesome death simulator Canabalt running on...the Commodore 64, one that will soon be going on sale. Like, it'll come on a cartridge. Amazing.
Today, we're looking at The Last Ninja. The first "badass" game I ever played, and still one of my all-time favourites.
NSFW: If you're a parent — or even just an all-round concerned citizen — and think games featuring cartoon violence and mild cussing is bad, spare a thought for me. One of the first ever games I played was about jerking off.