Remembering a Miracle in the Early Days of Sports Video Games

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. »10/15/13 8:00pm10/15/13 8:00pm

$11.9 Million Gets You “The House That the Commodore 64 Built”

Jack Tramiel passed away earlier this year. If the name doesn't ring a bell, then you might know him as the man who helped revolutionize the computer industry, ushering in the Commodore 64 into millions of homes. In the wake of his passing, Tramiel's own house is now on the market for a whopping 11.9 million. »9/14/12 2:30pm9/14/12 2:30pm

See Vice City's Final Mission, as Imagined on a Commodore 64

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… »7/28/12 1:00pm7/28/12 1:00pm

Activision's "Sphere": The Most-Used Unusable Piece of Video Game Music Ever

In the middle 1980s, my brother and I both had Commodore 64s. Our next-door neighbor was the electronics buyer for a catalog showroom—a breed of variety store brought to its knees by Walmart before Best Buy and e-commerce finished the job. Our neighbor was in charge of buying computer hardware, and software.

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