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Submission + - Commodore returns as an Android phone (

sproketboy writes: Commodore is a company that has been around since 1954, a company that built its reputation among customers with the legendary Commodore 64 and Amiga computers that users mainly used them for playing games in the 80’s and 90’s years of the last century.

Unfortunately, this company went bankrupt in 1994, after which the brand ownership was changed several times in the last 20 years. This week at the market will be presented a new Android phone that will carry the Commodore brand name PET. PET was a small personal computer introduced in 1977.

Submission + - 1980s computer controls GRPS heat and AC (

sproketboy writes: A 30-year-old computer that has run day and night for decades is what controls the heat and air conditioning at 19 Grand Rapids Public Schools.

The Commodore Amiga was new to GRPS in the early 1980s and it has been working tirelessly ever since. GRPS Maintenance Supervisor Tim Hopkins said that the computer was purchased with money from an energy bond in the 1980s. It replaced a computer that was “about the size of a refrigerator.”

Submission + - Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (

sproketboy writes: Based on the hit web series of the same name, the science fiction/adventure/comedy, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, follows a disgruntled gamer who must overcome his fear of the worst video game of all time in order to save his fans. Hilarity ensues as a simple road trip becomes an extravagant pursuit of the unexpected.

Submission + - XBox One: The right of first sale is over

sproketboy writes: Angry Joe has posted a couple of excellent rants on the the XBox One. Rant 1 and Rant 2 are gaining a lot of tracton out there. Hopefully Microsoft will listen or it looks like PS4 and PCs will be making a comeback against the XBox.

Submission + - Fixing E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 (

sproketboy writes: Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to and effort to improve the venerable and famously hated ET game for the Atari 2600 (google ET Atari 2600 "worst game"). The author includes the HEX instructions. Can it be converted into the greatest game ever? YOU decide.

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga