Articles by tag: retrocomputing

Autor: E. Bolognesi
21 December 2019, 6:59 am

RIP Chuck Peddle - Legendary Founding Father of the Home Computers

Legendary engineer Chuck Peddle died on December 15, 2019. In case you didn't know, Chuck Peddle is the creator of the 6502 chip, the 8-bit microprocessor that started the home computer revolution. He also designed the KIM-1, probably the world's first single-board computer, and the Commodore PET, one of the first three personal computers, released in 1977.

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Autor: E. Bolognesi
12 September 2019, 1:19 pm

Brief History of Computer Game Platforms: 1977-1982

If you own a computer today, it’s either a PC or a Mac. Instead, not too many years ago, the world was full of crazy, little - and marvelous - machines called home computers. They had fancy names such as Apple II, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Amiga, Atari ST, and more. It was the golden age of the 8-bit and 16-bit technology.

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Autor: E. Bolognesi
22 April 2018, 6:19 pm

The fascinating story of Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio

Did you know there is an old game with a strange Italian title, Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio, set during the Italian Renaissance (1400)? I didn't, but I discovered that it's a fascinating title, with a captivating story that is worth telling.

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Autor: E. Bolognesi
12 September 2017, 12:02 pm

Did Commodore, more than Apple, contribute to the birth of the personal computer?

In 1980 Steve Jobs gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal claiming: "When we invented the personal computer, we created a new kind of bicycle”. In the box placed in the middle of the title you can read: “Steve Jobs invented the first personal computer in 1976 with his partner Steve Wozniak”.

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Autor: Manu
16 December 2016, 6:08 am

GamesNostalgia welcomes the Commodore 64

In January 2017 Commodore 64 will be 35 years old! The first version of the famous 8-bit home computer, listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, was presented at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in January 1982.

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