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Commodore is a name which will bring memories flooding back to many a gamer and it's been announced that the legendary brand is to return with a new range of high specification gaming PCs.

"25 years ago, Commodore launched the best selling personal computer of the late 20th Century, the C64, and defined the early computer games experience for millions of people worldwide," said Bala Keilman, CEO for Commodore Gaming. "We are privileged and excited to bring the Commodore brand back to the gaming community and mark a new chapter in its history with this exceptional machine. We're sure that it will deliver what gamers need and want."

The new Commodore PCs optimised for gaming will be launched at the CeBIT show in Germany on March 15 and attendees will be offered the chance to play the latest PC games using the purpose-built PCs.

Commodore Gaming is to make further announcements at the launch and promises that there are still some very exciting aspects of the product still to be revealed.

Update: Check out full details of the Commodore Gaming PC range.

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I agree that i think they are just going to be x86-64bit PC running windows box. I was hoping they would be something better. I was hoping maybe running at least a new operating system if not some cool new intel architecture. I think the commodore name deserves at least a new operating system.
It would be cool if it was a completely new gaming platform that is half gaming console and half personal computer. Something that can be wedged, market wise, between Consoles and the Mac/PCs.

i definitely like the idea of revamping old games in 64bit environment.
you could also get people from the music industry to take it an interest since the SID chip was such a success. maybe have it all in one music studio kind of deal as well

there is so many places you could take this. Commodore already has niche fan following market why spoil it on a windows clone gaming box when you could make something the fans could really want.
Posted 03:26 on 25 March 2010
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Does it matter what kind of specs these machines have? If it's more than 64k of BASIC RAM I'll be one happy gamer *wink*.

I plan on getting one of these babies the second they come out. Just to have that Commodore Logo sitting on my desk once again.
Posted 14:46 on 08 August 2007
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it's going to be the best computer cos it has a quad core processor ie (xeon server cpu) lets hope that they put a water cooling into it or possable install a phase change cooling system into it. any way it's the untimate pc.
Posted 15:34 on 08 July 2007
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i want to see the shell designs! grrr i cant aford and alienware laptop OR desktop, how am i ment to get one of these?! and yeah ive tried the lottery....i still am!
Posted 13:20 on 28 May 2007
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please bring back commodor c 64 games, the likes of zool, headache, mr do, there are so many more i could name, they cant be beaten, where are they now someone please re realease them all the kids today dont know what they are missing.
Posted 20:58 on 10 April 2007
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They won't be going proprietary any time soon, that would be suicide given todays dominating PC market.

Commdore really need to re-establish themselves in the market & have a steady source of cash flow on other products before they can even think about allocating a budget for something like that.
Posted 01:06 on 03 April 2007
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Are this machines real or are they just an elaborate April Fool's joke? Me and my lot have been wondering about this.
Posted 08:07 on 31 March 2007
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I like the idea of having a computer that's so simple, does everything and works right out of the box, one of the reasons why Commodore was so successful. We don't really know if they ever intend to go this route again but it would be nice.

I still have my old beige C64 connected to a PC which runs 1541 server software so that I can mount D64 images and check out games & new demos. I have compared Vice to the real thing & the timing & quality of sound and video is just not there in emulation.
Posted 05:48 on 30 March 2007
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Hehehe, just imagining a disk os on a gaming pc

Execute = Elder Scrolls 4 : Oblivion
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"ancient"

But anyway i love the idea of a new commodore pc
Posted 07:55 on 23 March 2007
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heehee, written by James ORLY
Posted 03:12 on 19 March 2007
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No company is going to risk developing a set of custom hardware for a gamers PC in this day and age. The world is dominated by Microsoft, Unix and Intel so its not realy financialy viable. Im not saying it couldnt be done its just that no one will risk the financial resorces needed to develop radical new hardware. Personaly I think it will be another alienware or such machine with the commodore logo.. A pity realy as I miss the late nights typeing in pages of asssembler or basic programs from Magazines. Even the hardware projects, remember them? diskdrive interfaces, sound samplers, digitisers they were all good fun and educational, where are they today, Im not a rich person I cant afford MSvisual basis or C++ they cost a small fortune in fact they cost more than my PC witch took me ages to save for. However I like to dream about a commodore PC running a new Commodore OS and new software.
Ahh those were the days...
Posted 01:58 on 19 March 2007
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Posted 17:36 on 18 March 2007
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thank you new commodore but i prefer A3000 ;-)
Posted 19:23 on 17 March 2007
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Some company wants to cash in on an old brand name. "Lets slap the name on the side of a PC and hope old people have a nostaligia kick and spends lots of $$$."

No thanks. CBM as it was, died in 94.
Posted 14:06 on 17 March 2007
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Posted 23:20 on 16 March 2007
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