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Awesome time waster of the day — C64 Yourself

Awesome time waster of the day — C64 Yourself

Internet
Ever wonder what your favorite images would look like if rendered as graphics for the Commodore 64? No? Well you can find out anyway, thanks to C64 Yourself! Just drag any .PNG or .JPG onto the interface and BAM! 8-bit goodness is yours! (I love the interface and fonts by the way. Very immersive.) Here's a sample of images to get your creativity flowing: a Commodore 64 (how meta!) President Obama a shirtless Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks Lady Gaga's Born This Way (an upgrade if you ask me) Lindsay Lohan, professional party-goer and former actress Related articles Bringin' It Back!: Commodore 64 To Return (geekologie.com) 10 Classic Computers You Had as a Kid (mentalfloss.com) The Classic Commodore 64 Reborn As Modern PC (consum...
“The Only Thing You Have to Do, Is to Shoot Humans…”

“The Only Thing You Have to Do, Is to Shoot Humans…”

Games & Toys
I've never played any of the Grand Theft Auto games, nor any of their supposedly ultra-violent brethren. Quite honestly, they don't seem all that appealing to me. And I'm too cheap to spring for an Xbox, PS3, or any other high-end gaming system. So while I don't care to enter the already heated debate about the impact of video game violence on kids, I guess I'm going to anyway. You see, according to my crack research staff violence in video games has been around for years. Like, many years. Take, for example, this little gem from 1986 -- Robert Pfitzner's Commando Libya. I played this game more than a few times on my beloved Commodore 64, and somehow didn't feel the urge to bring a machete to school. As you can see, the tone is pretty much set right away -- "Welcome to 'The Sadis...
I heart LOAD”*”,8

I heart LOAD”*”,8

Games & Toys
You kids don't know how good you have it now, what with your PlayStations and your Xboxes. Back in my day, you had type stuff to play games! I speak of course about the ol' Commodore 64, one of the funnest computers ever. Oh sure, it did other things like home finances and such, but it basically became one of the early gaming systems. Well it seems the magic is back baby! A little outfit called Commodore Gaming is set to revive the classic moniker in conjunction with a new high-end gaming system. Granted, it seems this new company has no relation to the one that brought us such timeless gaming masterpieces as Maniac Mansion, Skate or Die!, and the Epyx Games series. But for one brief second, this news transported me back to the glory days of BASIC, floppy disks, and pirated ga...