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Commodore 64 still loved after all these years

CNN) -- Like a first love or a first car, a first computer can hold a special place in people's hearts. For millions of kids who grew up in the 1980s, that first computer was the Commodore 64. Twenty-five years later, that first brush with computer addiction is as strong as ever.

There was something magical about the C64," says Andreas Wallstrom of Stockholm, Sweden.

He remembers the day he first laid eyes on his machine back in 1984.

"My father brought it home together with a tape deck, a disk drive, a printer, and a couple of games...I used to sneak home during lunch to play [on it] with my friends."
Wallstrom is the webmaster and designer for C64.com, a Web site dedicated to preserving the games, demos, pictures, magazines and memories of the Commodore 64.

C64.com visitors are mostly nostalgia seekers -- men in their 30s looking to download their favorite childhood games. Emulators let them play the games without having a machine. Popular downloads include "Boulder Dash," "Ghostbusters," and "The Great Giana Sisters."

"It may have not been the most sophisticated computer, but it did have a lot of personality and it was lovable and remains loveable," said Harry McCracken, vice president and editor in chief of PC World.

Often overshadowed by the Apple II and Atari 800, the Commodore 64 rose to great heights in the 1980s. From 1982-1993, 17 million C64s were sold. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Commodore 64 as the best-selling single computer model.

The computer featured 64 kilobytes of memory (a lot for 1982), a huge index of games, a sophisticated sound chip, and a relatively parent-friendly price -- $595.

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I remember my Commodore 64 and so do my friends..I hooked up a VCR to it and had more storage than our state's school system..
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I had the Commadore VIC 20...Got it from a cousin for $40 when he upgraded...

I had it under my bed until about 2002 when I finally threw it out...

Shoulda gave it to the Smithstonian...
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Ah yes... the C64.

It's true what they say... you never forget your first.
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Ah yes... the C64.

It's true what they say... you never forget your first.
Technically, my "first" would be "TV Tennis" which was a standalone version of Pong"...
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Anyone remember a company named TANDY? It later absorbed into Radio Shack.
Or do any of you old gamers remember COLECO?
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Anyone remember a company named TANDY? It later absorbed into Radio Shack.
Or do any of you old gamers remember COLECO?
Ah yes,I bought a lot of electronic candy from TANDY..
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Alright, everybody who has read this is probably playing one of those old games right now!
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Anyone remember a company named TANDY? It later absorbed into Radio Shack.
Or do any of you old gamers remember COLECO?
My block had the perfect setup...

Greg had Atari, Mike and Scott had Colecovision, and I had Intellivision...

We'd rotate...
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Alright, everybody who has read this is probably playing one of those old games right now!
I have a strategy game called "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" for Sega Genesis...

I use to play it religiously in 1994...

It takes about 40 combined hours to finish...Once a year I break it out and play a game for the heck of it...
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