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[10 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 5,549 views]
The Commodore 64 is back! Sort of.

Anyone who had an interest in computers in the 1980s remembers the Commodore 64.
Commodore — along with Apple, Atari, Radio Shack, Texas Instruments and even Timex (to an extent) — were all trying to convince us that they manufactured the ultimate home computer back in the early 1980s. Commodore’s flagship computer back then was the Commodore 64, which was introduced in 1982 for $595 and boasted 64 kilobytes of RAM a 6502 CPU (the same one that Apple and Atari used) and — perhaps most importantly — ports that accepted …

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[28 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,947 views]
Atari 7800 — playing second fiddle to the NES

As any gaming enthusiast who was around in the early 1980s knows, Atari’s star faded during the Video Game Crash of 1983.
To figure out just where Atari stood after the aforementioned crash, it’s important to understand a bit of history about the company. Atari was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney and then sold to Warner Communications in 1976. Warner made a ton of cash off its Atari brand until the bottom dropped out of the console gaming market.
Warner decided to keep the arcade gaming division of …