Commodore 64

If you don’t know much about the Commodore 64, let me help y’all out with a Wikipedia quote :

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units. Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,511 in 2017). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.

The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore’s founder, said in a 1989 interview, « When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years. »In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, but the C64 was still one of the two most popular computers in the UK.

Wikipedia as of 24 December 2018

I started basically using computers with Commodore 64, when my school unloaded their supply in to the bin, I was given first choice at some of the hardware and what fun it was.

Eventually, started moving towards the Apple Classic range (black and white model) before moving up to a Power PC. But Commodore will never be forgotten, when I lived in Bristol I managed to find a bit of a bargan, a Commodore 64 with tape player and hundreds of tapes.

When I registered I intended to put together a whole site of game reviews, which didn’t really happen since I haven’t had the time. But with it being Christmas tomorrow, I figure it’s time to put something in the works.

I’ll no doubt document my epic game centre on my blog. So stay tuned.