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Did You Know That New Games Are Still Being Released For The Commodore 64?

It may surprise you to read this, but the venerable Commodore 64 is still getting new commercial game releases in this day and age. Although 99.99999% of the software industry left the C64 behind in the early 90s, there are a few independent developers and publishers here and there that still put out releases. One such label is Psytronik Software. Psytronic specializes in creative conversions and re-releases of classic 8 bit hits, and the development of new titles. Their most recent project, "Knight'n'Grail" has been getting a lot of positive buzz in the C64 community, and all indications point to the possibility of an instant classic. Check out this pre-release video:

More information about Knight'n'Grail can be found here:

I've Got Pac-Man Fever

If you grew up in the Atari age you'll undoubtedly remember the top-ten hit Pac-Man Fever. Pac-Man Fever was a single (1981) and album (1982) by recording artists Buckner & Garcia.

Pac-Man Fever

My fiancee happened to have a copy of the 1982 album which I've become rather reattached to since I recently got a Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable. If you like Weird Al, you may find this album to be liquid crack. Unfortunately her copy has all signs of being owned by a child back in the day, so I set out on a hunt to get an archivable copy. Of course, the first thing I did was look to see if it made it to CD. I found it had been released on CD as a rerecording. Sadly the rerecording just doesn't do it for those nostalgic memories as the voices have aged and the original sound effects were not able to be re-licensed. Luckily I was able to import a "sealed" copy via It arrived from a record shop in Italy still in its wrap, but the seal was not 100% unbroken. Therefore, it had some mold/mildew on it that creeped in over the years, but otherwise it was untouched. I've managed to clean it up and I hope to digitally archive it ASAP.

Track listing

  1. "Pac-Man Fever" (Pac-Man)
  2. "Froggy's Lament" (Frogger)
  3. "Ode to a Centipede" (Centipede)
  4. "Do the Donkey Kong" (Donkey Kong)
  5. "Hyperspace" (Asteroids)
  6. "The Defender" (Defender)
  7. "Mouse Trap" (Mouse Trap)
  8. "Goin' Berzerk" (Berzerk)

Yes, I'm a Cultist.

According to, I'm a member of one of the biggest tech cults of all time:,4