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Posted · Original PosterOP

Retro Games wants to release a mini commodore 64. It releases in 2018, around the same time as the NES classic. It has 64 pre-loaded games, a joystick, and a free HDMI cable. According to PC Mag:

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Retro Games is promising sharp, CRT, and scanline emulation pixel filters as well as a "pixel perfect graphics" mode. 64 games will be available to play including a save game function, with the full list of available titles available on the official website.

 

IMO, this is a bit overpriced.

 

Also, you can connect a keyboard for some reason.

 

Edit: Thanks to @Space Reptile for pointing out that the keys don't even work!

 

The official website is here: https://thec64.com

 

Source : https://www.pcmag.com/news/356527/mini-commodore-64-including-64-games-launching-in-2018

 

 


 

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It's cute. I'm just curious how long before we get the Apple II mini and the ZX Spectrum Mini.


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I can understand REmake, I can understand the NES and Super NES mini, but this? Just release your games on Steam for a good price dammit. 


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I like how all of these console makers are bringing back their retro system into the 21st century.


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43 minutes ago, NumLock21 said:

I like how all of these console makers are bringing back their retro system into the 21st century.

Cheap to produce and high demand. Why not?


 

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Just now, Shreyas1 said:

Cheap to produce and high demand. Why not?

I don't think anyone, except maybe two guys, asked for this... 


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57 minutes ago, Shreyas1 said:

Also, you can connect a keyboard for some reason.

as an owner of multiple commodore 64's , having the keyboard is VERY VERY important , you may not know how a C64 operates 

but having a tiny ass keyboard like this REmake will have is going to be a pain in the ass to operate 

 

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have fun typing out command lines on this tiny ass keyboard 

 


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9 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

I don't think anyone, except maybe two guys, asked for this... 

What kind of masochist would ask for this?


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Just now, Drak3 said:

What kind of masochist would ask for this?

Probably a risumimi or nekomimi, but I'd wager on burning the risumimi. 

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Just now, ARikozuM said:

I'd wager on burning the risumimi.

How about no.

 

Just now, ARikozuM said:

Probably a risumimi or nekomimi

I didn't ask for this. A modernized ZX Spectrum would be cool, maybe an Apple II, but not this.


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Just now, Drak3 said:

A modernized ZX Spectrum would be cool, maybe an Apple II, but not this.

I'll take a Super Game Boy for the Super NES Mini. 


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Just now, ARikozuM said:

I'll take a Super Game Boy for the Super NES Mini. 

I mostly want the ZX and the II because of TheBanHeckShow. And mostly to see him tear both down since he's done a few ZX Spectrum projects and built his own Apple I.


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that will be absolute hell to use, i can see why you can plug in a keyboard


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19 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

I don't think anyone, except maybe two guys, asked for this... 

Not this, but plenty of people asked for a NES mini.


 

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I just bought a C64c like 2 weeks ago dang.

Ahh well. There really is no reason to make the thing smaller since the things barely larger then a regular keyboard with palm rest.

I guess they dont expect you to program on it.

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Just now, Sypran said:

I just bought a C64c like 2 weeks ago dang.

Ahh well. There really is no reason to make the thing smaller since the things barely larger then a regular keyboard with palm rest.

I guess they dont expect you to program on it.

I think its targeted towards gamers and not programmers. You can program on it though


 

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The Commodore 64 wasn't all about games though.


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5 hours ago, Space Reptile said:

as an owner of multiple commodore 64's , having the keyboard is VERY VERY important , you may not know how a C64 operates 

but having a tiny ass keyboard like this REmake will have is going to be a pain in the ass to operate 

 

 

have fun typing out command lines on this tiny ass keyboard 

 

So why not just buy a raspberry pi and emulate the C64? Or just do it with your pc?


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14 minutes ago, Sauron said:

So why not just buy a raspberry pi and emulate the C64? Or just do it with your pc?

thats exactly my point , the point of this device is questionable , the commodore emulating competition pro joystick made sense , as it was a 1:1 replica of a "CoPro" but as plug and play and it worked great 

 

but this? where you have to hook up a keyboard to make it work? might aswell get a Rpi or just download vice and play on your PC 

 

 

AND AT 80 FUCKING EUROS a pop you can just buy 
 

  • an old dell or similar older used pc and a usb gamepad
  • an old thinkpad or similar laptop usb gamepad
  • a raspberry pi , a fancy as fuck case and a keyboard and 32gb sd card
  • AN ACTUAL COMMODORE 64 and joystick and maybe a SD2IEC / actual floppy drive 
  • like 2 dozen copies of the C64 retro rom collection cd's that have vice baked in and are pretty neat 

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8 minutes ago, Space Reptile said:

thats exactly my point , the point of this device is questionable , the commodore emulating competition pro joystick made sense , as it was a 1:1 replica of a "CoPro" but as plug and play and it worked great 

 

but this? where you have to hook up a keyboard to make it work? might aswell get a Rpi or just download vice and play on your PC 

 

 

AND AT 80 FUCKING EUROS a pop you can just buy 
 

  • an old dell or similar older used pc and a usb gamepad
  • an old thinkpad or similar laptop usb gamepad
  • a raspberry pi , a fancy as fuck case and a keyboard and 32gb sd card
  • AN ACTUAL COMMODORE 64 and joystick and maybe a SD2IEC / actual floppy drive 
  • like 2 dozen copies of the C64 retro rom collection cd's that have vice baked in and are pretty neat 

it's actually 70 euros... Still stupid


 

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Just now, Shreyas1 said:

it's actually 70 euros... Still stupid

according to golem its 80 , maybe germany is getting the shaft 


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3 hours ago, Space Reptile said:

according to golem its 80 , maybe germany is getting the shaft 

even so, 70 euros for what essentially a bad keyboard, USB joystick, and a raspberry pi is quite bad.


 

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11 hours ago, Shreyas1 said:

even so, 70 euros for what essentially a bad keyboard, USB joystick, and a raspberry pi is quite bad.

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the keyboard does not even work , its a solid lump of plastic 

 

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