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Allo Allo Cast At Stars Of Time Weston Super Mare - 29th July 2012

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Jaws Vs Boba Fett

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Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

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t is 30 years since the Commodore 64 went on sale to the public. The machine was hugely successful for its time, helping to encourage personal computing, popularise video games and pioneer homemade computer-created music. The $595 (£399) device took its name from its US maker, Commodore International, and the fact it had 64 kilobytes of RAM memory. The firm noted that made it substantially cheaper than other personal computers on the market offered by IBM, Apple and Atari. Commodore highlighted the fact that since it had designed and manufactured its own chips it had been able keep costs down - and the advantage helped it become the best-selling model in North America. In Europe it faced competition from two cheaper eight-bit rivals released over the previous year: the BBC Micro and Sinclair Spectrum. The Commodore's ability to display 16 colours, smoothly scroll graphics and play back music through its superior SID (sound interface device) chip - even while loading progra…