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.
With it's sexy wood paneling and those iconic controllers, the Atari 2600 is one of the most readily recognizable pieces of video game console history, even when it's only 3.75 inches wide and built entirely from LEGO pieces.
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.
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.
People become gamers by accident, usually when they're young. A school-friend's console turns them into one. Or a parent hands them their first controller. It happens naturally.
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.
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…
Jack Tramiel, a Holocaust survivor and the tech visionary who founded the company that created the legendary Commodore 64 computer, died on Sunday at the age of 83, Forbes reports. We'll have more on Tramiel's great legacy later.
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.