Commodore to re-enter video game market

By Justin Mann on March 12, 2007, 4:04 PM
A name that many of us are familiar with but wouldn't expect to see in a store is trying to make a comeback. Commodore, the company behind the infamous C64 personal computer a quarter century ago, is planning the launch of a line of gaming computers. In a world dominated by super high-end gaming rigs and three console manufacturers competing in a bloodthirsty market, Commodore certainly has their work cut out for them. They aren't phased, though, and soon plan to demo their new machine:

The Commodore gaming PCs will be shown on March 15th, and will be live demo machines which will be playable. "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," said Keilman.
What exactly could they offer to a market already overindulged with hardware? While seeing a resurgence of a name lost if not forgotten, it will take more than that to get a foothold. I am interested in seeing what they have to offer.

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fiziks said:
RickM said:
Commodore in its day was actually a very nice machine.When the 286 DX and SX computers arrived Commodore started to take a slow decline. Then came the 486 SX and DX machines and Commodore went in to hibernation.I am waiting to see what the new Commodore machine will do.I am sure the will be far better than the Emachines that in my opinion are based on just getting buyer's on the Internet. I am sure you all know when an Emachine's PSU takes a dive it takes the mobo with it. Commodore in it's day was a quality product.I feel it will be worth eyeballing !!
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