Commode to return - Sinclair

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    Commodore back - again - as gaming PC brand

    By Tony Smith
    6th March 2007 10:43 GMT

    Commodore Gaming, the latest incarnation of the famous 1970s/80s
    computing brand, wants another stab at the big time. Later this month
    it will show off a "new breed" of gaming PC.

    The company will unveil the machines as the CeBIT show in Hannover.
    Right now, it's keeping mum about the details, though it's hard to see
    what it can do that Dell, Alienware, VoodooPC and a long line of
    gaming-centric PC makers can't. Commodore commands a small band of
    ardent followers, but it's arguably a name that's lost most of its
    former allure.

  2. Re: Commode to return

    On 2007-03-06, Lister wrote:

    > The company will unveil the machines as the CeBIT show in Hannover.
    > Right now, it's keeping mum about the details, though it's hard to see
    > what it can do that Dell, Alienware, VoodooPC and a long line of
    > gaming-centric PC makers can't. Commodore commands a small band of
    > ardent followers, but it's arguably a name that's lost most of its
    > former allure.


    They'll use two quad-core xeons as a floppy disc drive controller, and
    you'll only get one choice of case colour, no prizes for guessing
    which!

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    Blast off and strike the evil Bydo empire!

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    Maybe they should team up with Captain Birds Eye and add a gaming system
    onto refrigerated fast meal packages? Free game with each meal, win a
    keyboard cover?

    Brian

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    > http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/03...ack_gaming_pc/
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    > Commodore back - again - as gaming PC brand
    >
    > By Tony Smith
    > 6th March 2007 10:43 GMT
    >
    > Commodore Gaming, the latest incarnation of the famous 1970s/80s
    > computing brand, wants another stab at the big time. Later this month
    > it will show off a "new breed" of gaming PC.
    >
    > The company will unveil the machines as the CeBIT show in Hannover.
    > Right now, it's keeping mum about the details, though it's hard to see
    > what it can do that Dell, Alienware, VoodooPC and a long line of
    > gaming-centric PC makers can't. Commodore commands a small band of
    > ardent followers, but it's arguably a name that's lost most of its
    > former allure.




  4. Re: Commode to return

    On Mar 7, 9:24 am, "Brian Gaff" wrote:
    > Maybe they should team up with Captain Birds Eye and add a gaming system
    > onto refrigerated fast meal packages? Free game with each meal, win a
    > keyboard cover?
    >
    > Brian
    >


    Yeah, like the Gravel is primitive in comparison to the folding bike
    and portable radio which is what Sinclair currently have on offer.


  5. Re: Commode to return

    Ian Rawlings wrote:

    > On 2007-03-06, Lister wrote:
    >
    >> The company will unveil the machines as the CeBIT show in Hannover.
    >> Right now, it's keeping mum about the details, though it's hard to see
    >> what it can do that Dell, Alienware, VoodooPC and a long line of
    >> gaming-centric PC makers can't. Commodore commands a small band of
    >> ardent followers, but it's arguably a name that's lost most of its
    >> former allure.

    >
    > They'll use two quad-core xeons as a floppy disc drive controller, and
    > you'll only get one choice of case colour, no prizes for guessing
    > which!


    Either that, or it'll actually be really, really good, but this will be
    the only time they'll ever publicise it. It'll be far too expensive, so
    they'll release a cheaper version next year - announced by a classified
    advert in Exchange and Mart or something - which they'll flog to death
    for the next five years, only realizing too late that it's no longer the
    world beating technology it once was. They'll discover that their R&D
    department has been working on a next-gen version (by candlelight, in
    the cellar, whilst living on gruel), but by the time they get round to
    "releasing" it (by sending it out to retailers to sell "if they can be
    arsed"), it will be little better than the competition. The firm will go
    bankrupt six months later, and the IP will be sold to a succession of
    chancers and charlatans until it ends up with a couple of blokes in a
    shed who probably know what they're doing, but nobody else does and they
    aren't listening any more anyway.

    Me, bitter? What gave you that idea?

    --
    Duncan Snowden.

  6. Re: Commode to return

    On 2007-03-06, Duncan Snowden wrote:

    > Me, bitter? What gave you that idea?


    Not an ex-Amiga owner by any chance are you? If so you forgot to
    mention that it was originally going to be an Atari ;-)

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