Commodore 64 relaunched at £30

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bcrabtree
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For you old timers - a bit of nostalgia (and for you young 'uns - something to show you what REAL games are. Cough!

And, HEXUS.net even has a review, which includes a full list of the titles that are included:
www.hexus.net/content/reviews/review.php?dXJsX3Jldmlld19JRD05Njk=

Oh (1), and just in case you miss it, the hardware and a fixed number of games are all bundled into a joystick that connects directly to a TV set.

Oh(2), and the version that's on sale here now is NTSC but said to be likely to work with most TV sets.

Oh (3) - I think I can remember seeing something similar, but for Atari Games System, on sale in Woolies for the same price, and in the same in-a-joystick format. Woolies might be knocking out the Atari models cheaply, now that Christmas is over, but that's just speculation.

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PRESS RELEASE

Watford, England, 13th January 2005

Commodore 64 “Direct to TV”

The World's biggest selling home computer "re-launched"!

Leading on-line gadget specialist, Gadgets.co.uk has today announced the launch of the £29.99 (inc vat) Commodore 64 "Direct to TV" unit, a re-launch of the world's biggest selling home computer.

The product, packing 30 games, is Commodore branded and utilises the actual operating system used on the original Commodore 64. The games are not just replicas of the originals - they actually are the originals.

The controller (also containing the computer’s electronics and a compartment for the 4 AA batteries that power it) is a replica of the recognisable Competition Pro 5000 Joystick – and plugs directly into a TV for instant fun at home or away!

The Commodore 64 (also known as C64) was the biggest selling home computer in world history and has unparalleled heritage as a groundbreaking games and home-use personal computer.

Since its launch in 1982, the C64’s role in the evolution of the modern games industry was incredibly powerful and the echoes of its influence still reverberate through the industry today.

The C64 “Direct to TV” (DTV) system re-lives that history by delivering thirty licensed games on a handheld joystick that plugs directly into any TV. No computer or additional software is required, simply add batteries, plug into the TV and you’re up and running.

The C64 DTV features thirty classic hits from the computer’s heyday. Including; Summer Games, Winter Games, Pitstop (I & II), Impossible Mission (I & II), Firelord, World Karate Champion, Speedball and many more.

Most games boast several different levels, and some like “Winter Games” also boast many different events from Bobsled to Figure Skating for even more ways to play.

The unit plugs directly into your TV for fun at home or on the go. The convenient plug and play unit requires 4 AA batteries which are not included.

Availability
The C64 DTV will launch in the UK later in 2005, but Gadgets.co.uk have worked with the manufacturer to import a limited number from the USA prior to the national launch.

This model, designed to work with NTSC (American standard) televisions, will work with most UK TVs manufactured in the last 5 years.

The Commodore Direct to TV is available now from www.gadgets.co.uk, priced at £29.99 inc vat.

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nah .... atari still rules ...........

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Holy Smokes! I think my son got one of these types of games for Christmas this year. Although it's a new game about Spongebob.

My first computer was the commodore 64

I'm going to check the brand on the joystick when I get home...

George

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wooohooo.. I still have my old C64 and tons of games with it stuck up in the loft...

bcrabtree
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Originally posted by harlequin:
nah .... atari still rules ...........

See Oh (3) at the top of my original posting.

Bob C

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Gary,

Have you still got an Atari 2600 and/or the all-in-a-joystick version I mention?

Bob C

harlequin
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no i still have the real things.

an atari 800xl
an atari 130xe
an atari 1050 disk drive
an atari xm1 disk drive
an atari tape drive

about 7 cartridges including 'miner 2049er' http://www.bigfivesoftware.com/Emulator/bbemulator.exe and 'rescue on fractalus'

and about 100 disks full of games/programs etc.

also still have an atari stm + memory update + 5 1/4+3 1/2 inch floppy drives

and an atari falcon

plus an atari lynx

plus an atari jaguar

had an atari 2600 but sold it over 20 years ago.

Gary MacKenzie

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cstv
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Commadore? I think we all remember what happened to them! It's an Amiga that you really want, and we best not mention the oh-so-painfully prolonged death that they died... twice... what happened to the AmigaOne?

I've still got my 1 and a half A1200s and an A600 in a box, along with a rather large drawer and 3 rather large boxes full of games and accessories! :D Even got an official Amiga mouse mat!

harlequin
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have an amiga 2000 plus pc emulation board
and an amiga 1200
plus a rendale genlock box.

Gary MacKenzie

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ah, the good old rendale genlock... quite possibly the most famous genlock ever used with an amiga! great bit of kit!

I had an A2000 for a while, aquired it from work and couldn't bear to see it skipped... decided after a while that it really way too big and ugly to be ornamental... the A600 on the other hand is still dead sexy today! the single best portable computer ever! My brother and i had big plans to put one in a briefcase with a battery and an LCD screen to make the world's first amiga laptop... never happened though... :(

mark.