Commodore's Making a Gaming Comeback

Commodore's Making a Gaming Comeback


My brother bought the Commodore 64 in May of 1983, and we had loads of fun playing such classic titles as The Sword of Fargol, BC’s Quest for Tires, Karateka, and One-on-One: Julius Irving vs. Larry Bird (we got the follow up too: Jordan vs. Bird). Despite the green-tone monitor and the floppy disc games that didn’t hold the data without getting corrupted for very long, it was a video gamer’s dream platform.

Interestingly, the C64 didn’t get discontinued until 1994. In fact, the model enjoyed twelve years of production, making it one of the best-selling PCs and gaming platforms. Now, the PC manufacture is back in business in North America with its eyes set on making quality gaming PCs for the masses. I’m very excited.

The only question left is whether C64 titles will make their way to North American Wiis.

Press Release:

November 10, 2008 Commodore Gaming – A world leader in high-performance PC gaming solutions has officially opened its doors in North America. Commodore Gaming (North America) will now produce PCs out of its Long Island, New York-based headquarters to fill orders in the Americas. Warranty and technical support for North American customers will also be handled out of New York. Customers from the United States and Canada can now order and own a Commodore Gaming PC with full confidence and pride.

Commodore Gaming’s North American operations will be headed by Eyal Akler, former CEO of Hypersonic PC. “Eyal has a proven track record of implementing cutting edge PC technology and solutions to create the most powerful and yet reliable gaming PCs that can be found in the market,” explained Bala Keilman, CEO of Commodore Gaming. “His skill and experience means our customers will get nothing but the best gaming PCs that can be built. Combined with Commodore’s unique C-kin case painting technology and exclusive cooling technology, US and Canadian gamers can expect to see some incredibly powerful and beautiful gaming PCs available on their doorsteps.”

Mr. Akler’s new title is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of the US-based Commodore Gaming entity.

“Nothing excites me more than having the privilege of working under the Commodore brand,” said Eyal Akler, CTO of Commodore Gaming (North America), “This revival of the brand known as the father of PCs and PC gaming is led by Bala Keilman and a team of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals in Amsterdam. With a number of industry veterans from all over Europe and now the U.S. our efforts to re-establish Commodore as a gaming industry leader are amplified. Commodore Gaming’s mission is to contribute to the video game industry and to help shape our industry’s future.”

Commodore Gaming partners with key players in our industry and works closely with them to create new platforms and standards for gaming and entertainment PCs. With a number of licensing deals with companies such Major League Baseball Properties and others Commodore Gaming offers the largest selection of C-kin, custom painted cases.

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