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First Commodore 64 LAN Party 224

Leif_Bloomquist writes "The world's first Commodore 64 LAN party was held at the Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club 2008 Expo last weekend, where the new multiplayer C64 game NetRacer was unveiled. The setup consists of up to eight Commodore 64s with Ethernet cartridges and a central server written in Java running on a PC. The game is also playable over the Internet."
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First Commodore 64 LAN Party

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  • Talk about retro! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by flajann ( 658201 ) <[ed.xmg] [ta] [llehctim.derf]> on Sunday July 06, 2008 @05:59PM (#24077777) Homepage Journal
    Yeow! I may have expected an Amiga club, but C64? Man, does that bring back memories!!!

    I did a lot of cool stuff on the 64 way, WAY back, using Forth (remember that language?).

    Some computers will never die. No matter how old. LONG LIVE COMMODORE!!!!

  • Re:Yes but (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 06, 2008 @06:11PM (#24077871)

    At least one [wikipedia.org], probably. Maybe two. [robohara.com] :-P

    FWIW, I have met Ms. Ellsworth at a Commodore Convention before. Her photo on Wikipedia does not do her justice. And besides that, she really knows her stuff when it comes to the Commodore.

    My god is that an awful attention whoring shirt.

  • Re:Yes but (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 06, 2008 @06:58PM (#24078177)

    I'm not sure what is worse, that pic or the fact that you probably knew the exact episode that was from, started up a media player and screencap'd that. Christ.

  • by pclminion ( 145572 ) on Sunday July 06, 2008 @07:44PM (#24078477)

    I'm sure these guys (and gals?) had a ton of fun. I see a lot of comments of the "what a bunch of dorks"-kind. I don't think they're any more dorks than any person who has a hobby and likes to associate and share his experiences and passion with like-minded folks. Don't over think it - it's just socializing and fun, nothing else.

    Call me a dork -- I have three C64's, two of which were purchased in the mid 80s. So I was collecting them before it was even cool to do so. They are among some of my most precious possessions -- I dare not even power them up for fear of wear and tear. I reserve that for one of the later models I got on eBay a few years ago.

    My life orbits around technology. This is entirely due to Commodore. Yes, those dorky little obsolete boxes are the source of my wealth and happiness. The only thing more precious is my family, and my box of COMPUTE!'s Gazette magazines along with a few issues of 3-2-1 Contact.

    SYS 64738? I'll never.

  • Re:Yes but (Score:4, Insightful)

    by AKAImBatman ( 238306 ) <{akaimbatman} {at} {gmail.com}> on Sunday July 06, 2008 @10:06PM (#24079403) Homepage Journal

    My god is that an awful attention whoring shirt.

    My God you're a sexist pig. Is it so horrible for a woman to dress up for an occasion? Especially when going to an event that's important to her husband? (Yes, that guy leaning over in the photo is her husband.)

    Grow up and get a life, will you?

  • by kvezach ( 1199717 ) on Monday July 07, 2008 @04:54AM (#24081337)
    That's not Commodore, it's a corporate body snatcher wearing the skin of the fallen Commodore.
  • Re:Yes but (Score:4, Insightful)

    by somersault ( 912633 ) on Monday July 07, 2008 @09:48AM (#24083071) Homepage Journal

    How was that comment sexist? It would be pretty attention whoring for a guy to wear clothing with slightly risque holes in it too..

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