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Shredded!

Post by JohnnyRockets » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:39 pm

Hi all,

I just read an article on the internet shredding "old men with too much money" for wanting a completely remade Commodore 64 like "The 64".

What do you all think of this machine? It's supposed to be coming in April of 2017 or before.

For around $200 (US), I'll take one.

Because I'm that old guy... but for me it's about the computer more that the games. But I must say having all of those modern conveniences built into a machine that does good emulation is appealing to me. SD card storage, modern video hookups, etc.

Sounds pretty cool! :)

How about you?


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Re: Shredded!

Post by dudz » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:31 pm

i find it utterly boring and useless - for emulation a PC works a lot better, for everything else i just use the real thing.

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Re: Shredded!

Post by merman » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:27 pm

I'm in two minds about THE 64.

On the one hand it's convenient.

On the other it seems not to be 100% compatible in various ways (including the cartridge port) which reduces my desire to buy one.

Is it a waste of money?
Only if you are spending the rent or grocery money on it.
If you have the disposable income, knock yourself out.

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Re: Shredded!

Post by JohnnyRockets » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:23 pm

I agree.... It's not for everyone... :)

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Re: Shredded!

Post by Zippy Zapp » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:39 pm

Honestly I hope it works and does appear in retail as they promised. The way they did the crowd funding leaves me a bit leery. I would probably buy one if it showed up on the store shelf. I would hope that they do eventually add adapters to plug in IEC devices and original carts. But it would be a fun device to have at work for quick C64 stuff without using an emulator on my PC which I prefer not to.
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