May 19th, 2011
The re-birth of the Commodore 64
Based around PC hardware, the new Commodore 64 is one to get if you yearn for those good old days, but also want some up-to-date functionality.
On power-up, it will be able to launch into a media centre PC or into Commodore OS 1.0.
The only downside to emulation on the C64 is not being able to re-live the wait with the loading music. I swear this is what got me into electronic music. Martin Galway, Rob Hubbard and Fred Gray (for my favourite, Mutants) to name a few of my heroes. All from 3 sound channels! Oh dear, I’ve slipped into childhood digression. OK, one more shout out for International Karate! Now where was I…
The new Commodore 64 features genuine Cherry brand key switches, which provide a feel much better than the original, with a lovely IBM classic mechanism and click sound. The keys are the exact same shape as the original and are color matched.