Gaming Commodore 64 Returns As A PC Gaming Powerhouse With An Intel CPU And GeForce GPU

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Almost four decades ago, the Commodore 64 arrived and left an indelible mark on home computing. Still today it is recognized as the best selling single-computer model of all time, with sales estimates of around 12.5 million units during its lifetime (some estimates are much higher but might be flawed). Now 39 years later, the Commodore 64 is back, and it's much burlier than the original model that shipped so long ago.

Not that the Commodore name ever truly disappeared, it's just changed hands over the years. There have been multiple attempts to cash in on the nostalgia that surrounds the C64 branding too, like the C64 Mini, a miniature replica with 64 built-in games, and a full-size reboot called TheC64 by the same company (Retro
Games).

What's on tap now is completely different. It's essentially an extension of the My Retro Computer after the company's owner, Sean Donahue, licensed the Commodore name to use on the the all-new Commodore 64x that he's offering on Kickstarter. It's also a continuation of the modern remakes that Barry Altman, founder of Commodore USA, sold in 2010 until his death in 2012.

Part of Donahue's goal is to make the Commodore brand a household name again, and that doesn't come without some drama. After the Kickstarter page went up, it quickly surpassed its $30,722 funding goal, only for it to be delisted so Kickstarter could investigate over a copyright claim. That claim turned out to be false, and the campaign is now back up.

 
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