Commodore reveals details on upcoming gaming machine

By Justin Mann on March 15, 2007, 9:18 PM
Commodore's re-entry into the gaming market was announced this week, after they have been sleeping for decades. Today, we're seeing a preview of what can be expected. The new system will be an off-the-shelf PC built based on the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700, a quad core CPU, an ASUS motherboard, 10k RPM hard drives in a striped array, 4GB of RAM, dual 8800 GTX cards and plenty more. Obviously the hardware is worthy of any performance rig, but hardware is hardware and can be pieced together by just about anyone or any company. So where, exactly, will the value of their rig be?

To start off with, Commodore will be shipping it with 50 classic Commodore games and custom artwork on the machines. However, ancient games and aesthetics truly a gaming behemoth do not make, so obviously they have something else up their sleeves to make it worthwhile. We'll hope, and see.




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nathanskywalker said:
Impressive reentry.
phantasm66 said:
[b]Originally posted by nathanskywalker:[/b][quote]Impressive reentry. [/quote]You're being sarcastic, surely?There's nothing impressive about this machine at all - its just a PC. Anyone could build this, and the fact that it says "Commodore" on it hardly makes it worth saving the pennies for.As for the bundled Commodore games, all that stuff is downloadable from the Net for nothing.I was kind of expecting something cooler than this.
hameron said:
What would have been impressive is if they were able to fit all that hardware into a keyboard.
Supra said:
[b]Originally posted by hameron:[/b][quote]What would have been impressive is if they were able to fit all that hardware into a keyboard.[/quote]ROFL, I remember the old days hooking up my Commodore64 up to my tv
Phantasm66 said:
[b]Originally posted by hameron:[/b][quote]What would have been impressive is if they were able to fit all that hardware into a keyboard.[/quote]Now you're talking, old chap.
beef_jerky4104 said:
Thats pretty cool. But an of us here could make that machine.
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