Commodore Revival?

by snout on 12-07-2003, 01:00
Topic: MSX Related
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Source: Nu.nl

Tulip, a dutch computer company holding the rights of the Commodore trademarks and brand name have announced they are working on a Commodore Revival.

Similar to the MSX Revival, they are planning to release an official Commodore 64 emulator, in cooperation with the unknown 'Ironstone Partners'. There are already plans for building an official C64 website and re-releasing popular Commodore 64 games. What is going to happen next is not known as of yet.

According to Tulip, there are still 6 million Commodore 64 users world-wide. About 300 websites dedicated to the Commodore 64 have to fear for the future though, since Tulip let them know the use of the Commodore logo and brand name will not be tolerated (contrary to the subtle approach of the MSX Association). In this forum thread you can read the full press release.

Relevant link: Tulip

Comments (10)

By BiFi

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12-07-2003, 10:00

Fun... They probably have followed msx.org to get this idea Smile

By Hydlide

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12-07-2003, 11:38

Time to revive the FAC then! (Federation Against Commodore)

By FiXato

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12-07-2003, 21:40

and reinstate the Schop-een-Commodore (kick-a-commodore) event at fairs Big smile

By anonymous

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13-07-2003, 01:29

Anyone got Hayo's phonenumber? Smile

By hap

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13-07-2003, 04:07

Why FAC ? Why Schop-een-Commodore ? I can't believe it if there's still a feeling of hatred towards the C64/Amiga community. Would I be considered a traitor if I tell you my opinion that the C64 and Amiga technically were excellent home computers with plenty of great games ?

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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13-07-2003, 04:58

We're joking, come on...

By hap

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13-07-2003, 05:02

yes i had a feeling you were, and i was being dramatic on purpose Tongue

By tfh

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13-07-2003, 16:10

In that case, TFH is gonna call some ex FAF (Federation Afainst FAC) members. We will be needed as well of course!

Or, to be quite honest.. I don't think this is gonna have some real effect. The MSX-Revival is fun for the small MSX Comunity, but for "the real world", it is of no importance at all. I expect the same for the C64 revival...

By Argon

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13-07-2003, 18:50

I think you're only partly correct here !
It all depends on the developments in Japan on the MSX 3 stuff...
It might very well become a very interesting chip for mobile phones and lots of other purposes !

Kris.

By snout

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14-07-2003, 12:54

TFH - the Japanese ministry of Education are seriously investigating the MSX-BASIC for Robo Education project, which can become standard learning material on all Japanese schools. This makes the MSX Revival clearly something that is more important than 'just fun for the community'. As I've said before: No problem to have doubts and critisism. But base your doubt and critisism on facts, please.