Commodore hits back with a vengeance

Way back in the halcyon days of the ‘80s, if you weren't programming your Spectrum to flash in different colours, chances are you were locked in

Way back in the halcyon days of the ‘80s, if you weren't programming your Spectrum to flash in different colours, chances are you were locked in your bedroom dodging rocks and collecting gems on your Commodore 64.Since then though, Commodore's fallen on some seriously hard times. Now after numerous 'revivals' and several changes of ownership it seems the retro gaming brand is finally getting back on its feet.Commodore World's announced the 'Gravel' range of Wi-Fi equipped media players, now Commodore Gaming is getting right back to where it all started off with a freshly announced line of hardcore gaming PCs.Packing a tad more power than the 64 of old, the line-up starts with the Core 2 Duo equipped Commodore G right up to the monster GXX with Quad-Core processors, three hard drives, 4GB of RAM (or roughly 65,000 times more than the '80s original) and dual nVidia graphics cards.They look the part too with the standard black case featuring the famous 'chicken head' logo or there are several dozen 'C-kin' modded skins to choose from. Each model also comes pre-loaded with Commodore 64 emulation software and fifty classic titles for misty-eyed gaming bliss.There's no indication what we might have to pay for the privilege of taking one home, but we're guessing it won't be '80s prices.

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Commodore G, GS, GX, XX Price: £TBA On sale: April Contact: Commodore Gaming Related links: Commodore WorldRelated stories: Commodore to door