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The NEW Commodore 64

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That is right. A brand new Commodore 64 is to be released. Nearly 30 years have passed since the original was put on the market and about 17 years since Commodore International went bankrupt. But now the name and the computer are back. And back in sort of a big way. This is not just a remake of the old model of old time's sake. It's been designed with the modern user in mind. It comes with a 1.8 gigahertz dual-core processor, the option to have a Blu-Ray player, HDMI ports and Ethernet ports. It's said to run on Linux but does have the user option to install Windows if you wish.

But while the insides may have changed, the outside has stayed as true as possible to the original model. So while nostalgic on the outside it runs with some modern day power on the inside. Perfect perhaps for those longing for those retro days. But the best part for some may be the fact that the new Commodore 64 be able to run all your old games from your original Commodore right away via the C64 emulator.

So, will we once again being seeing Commodore 64's adorning all our friends homes and office? Perhaps not but only time will tell. Take a look over at their website to find out even more about it.

http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx

So, what does everyone think? A nostalgic fantasy or perhaps an idea that just might catch on again? :)

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It's cool, but it's only a Commodore in name. The insides are just like any other system out there. But having the computer in your keyboard and having it be as functional as a tower would be neat.

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Yeah ... crap really. I think they should've left the C-64 and Amiga alone to be remembered for what they were. They don't even look that great as far as I am concerned.

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Maybe if they have enough success then someone will want to redo the other old systems. I'd have no problem at all with Nintendo making a new NES.

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Sounds pretty awesome, but I never really got to use a C64. Now if only they did this with an Atari 800..

Then again, Ben Heck has been doing this kind of thing for years now, putting new hardware in old cases or old hardware in new (usually portable) configurations.

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Sounds pretty awesome, but I never really got to use a C64. Now if only they did this with an Atari 800..

Then again, Ben Heck has been doing this kind of thing for years now, putting new hardware in old cases or old hardware in new (usually portable) configurations.

I just packed up my Atari 800XL yesterday :D

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