Commodore 64

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The Commodore 64 is an 8-bit personal computer sold by Commodore and first released in 1982. It was the premier gaming computer of the early 1980s having good audio and graphic capabilities built into the base model.

I never owned a Commodore 64, but I first used one in 1987. In second grade, my elementary school used them. Each classroom had a single computer and there was a computer lab with dozens of them daisy chained together. Most of the software was educational and dealt with simple math and reading comprehension, but I do remember one day playing a basic artillery game. The same school also had various older Apple II machines.


I didn't get into Commodore 64 gaming until the 2000s when access to emulators and disks became more popular. As such, I don't have any fond memories of playing the games when they were the height of technology. This makes me a bit sad because I feel like I'm missing out on a lot of games because I can't get past their technical limitations, but at the same time, I'm happy that my opinion isn't rose-tinted.


The blocky font used by in the original Commodore logo is Microgramma D Bold Extended. When the logo was updated, they switched to Futura SB Bold.