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What is old is new (and popular) again, or so it seems with recent tech trends, and particularly retro gaming. Fueled in-part by Nintendo and its NES Classic and SNES Classic systems, retro consoles and computers are seeing a surge in rebirths. Here is one more for the pile—THEVIC20, a fully licensed re-imagining of the the original VIC-20 from the glorious early days of personal computing in the 1980s. The company behind the project is Retro Games, the same one that brought back the Commodore 64 with its TheC64 system. "Following its launch in 1981, the original VIC-20 home computer went on to become the first computer of any kind to sell one million units, and even now still holds a special... Read more...
It is official, folks—Retro Games is releasing a full-size retro reboot of the original Commodore 64, called TheC64, on December 5. That means it will arrive in plenty of time for Christmas, though not as a stocking stuffer. Well, not unless you have a oversized stocking hanging over your fireplace. Otherwise, it's best if Santa slips this one underneath the tree. Retro gaming is vogue right now, with manufacturers trying to capture the same type of sales success that Nintendo did with both its NES Classic and SNES Classic consoles. Sega, for example, is launching a Genesis Mini console packing 40 games in September, and Sony's PlayStation Classic recently dropped in price to $29.99 on... Read more...
Last year, we brought you some exciting news concerning the Commodore 64 Mini, which is a retro console that will be released by Retro Games. When it was first announced, Retro Games said that the Commodore 64 Mini would be available in early 2018. Well, 2018 is here and Retro Games has announced the official launch date: March 29th. Given the success that Nintendo has seen with the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, it should come as no surprise that there would be a lot of interest in a Commodore 64 remake. The Commodore 64 Mini is a 50 percent replica of the original, and includes a plug-in joystick (which thankfully has a 5-foot-long cord). For those that are feeling nostalgic,... Read more...
The retro gaming wars are definitely beginning to heat up. Nintendo brought mainstream awareness to the reinvention of retro gaming consoles with the NES Classic Edition, and followed up with the SNES Classic Edition. Atari is answering with the Ataribox. And now, we have a fully licensed and miniaturized version of the Commodore 64 -- the world's best-selling home computer. The C64 Mini, which is a 50 percent scale replica, plugs into your television with an included 4-foot HDMI cable. Like the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, the C64 Mini features CRT, scanline emulation and pixel perfect display modes to further enhance your computing experience. Also included in the box is a... Read more...