Commodore 64 gets retro re-release

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  1. MIG-31

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    Courtesy of Retro Games and Koch Media, the Commodore 64 is the latest classic console to receive a re-release.

    Set to arrive on December 5, 2019 at a retail price of £109.99/€119.99, TheC64 is a full-sized replica, complete with keyboard, modernised to work with HD televisions.

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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Now it gets more interesting.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    I skipped the C-64 in favor of the C-128. But, prior to that, I had the VIC-20. :)
     
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    The C64 was my jam for far longer than was practical.
     
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    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    I'm too young to have had a C64, but I did have an IBM PC100 PC. :p
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    One of my brothers-in-law and I would go down to MicroCenter every month in order to get the Compute! magazine in order to get the included CP/M programs to write into the computers we had. I think, if memory serves me right, the programs were written in C-Basic.
     
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    Me and my friends used to buy PC Format magazines religiously, the English versions at first, but then South Africa launched their own version, the main reason we did was for the reviews on PC games coming out and the demo disc so we could try them out before buying them.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    PC Format replaced my penchant for Compute!. I got that one every single month until MicroCenter did away with their magazine section. And, I have a large collection of the demo disks here right behind me....in a drawer...and anywhere else I can find to store them. LOL!
     
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    PC Format was good shit, the main competitor to it in Botswana and around Southern Africa was this mag called NAG (New Age Gaming), in fact I used to be very active on the PCF and NAG forums back when forums were big, the NAG forums still have a small following, but SA's PCF forums have stopped being a thing and I think they discontinued the magazine eventually. It's all online now.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    Frankly, I'm surprised that there are still so many paper magazines in print. I'm as old-school as they get, and I used to buy a daily newspaper every single day...and especially on Sunday! But, when the daily paper, in our area, finally hit $2 USD and the Sunday hit $3.50USD, I stopped buying and get all my news online with either my cellphone, my tablet, or on the PC. Our city puts out a monthly magazine that they send out to all the residents each month for free. And, someone ordered PEOPLE magazine sometime ago and put the wrong address down. It comes to our house now. We have no idea where this person lives. And, I, personally, have no interest in reading it. Again, anything I need to know about anyone that they write about, I can find online.
     
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    There may be quite a few magazines in print right now, and a lot of computer and gaming ones as well, but tbf back in the day there were gazillions. Like oodles of magazines in print. Most of them have ended production now. Times come and go, I bet if you took your smart phone back to 1996 or 2005 and told them this is what everybody would be using in 2019, they would call you crazy. I remember there was a time when I absolutely -hated- touch screens. Now they have made them so accurate I actually like the damn things. Times they do change. That's for sure.
     
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    There were smartphones since the 90s. They just weren't called that.
     
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    I'm talking about the form factor. In the 2000s there were no smartphones which were whole screens with no buttons.
     

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