Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Apr 2016 22:05 UTC
Amiga & AROS

And yet, from our collective memories, we all believe there was some sort of Commodore product in nearly half of US households that owned a home computer, not to mention sales worldwide. The "other people" had various Atari computers or green monochrome Apple II or II+, Tandy or, ultimately DOS Frankensteins. We'll be nice and not mention the sad Coleco Adam, since most everyone has forgotten this lonely child.

But are our memories real? Was what we saw around us true, or were we living in a bubble?

I played games on a C64 when I was very young, but I don't think I've ever seen a real Amiga (aside from this stuff).

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by tonyyeb on Fri 8th Apr 2016 12:42 UTC
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In the UK, between 1992 and 1997 the Amiga is pretty much all I saw. As has been said it took over from the 8 bit scene (mostly Spectrum 128s +2, +2A, C=64 and Amstrad CPC 464s) and dominated the gaming scene. Atari's ST would occasionally pop up but the Amiga (A500, A600 and A1200 later) was the machine to have. You could get copied games very easily (local market stalls, friends) and the PD scene was very popular. Even full price games were cheaper than console versions.

There were more magazines about Amiga than any other platform (and possibly even more than are available today in general). Each month would be a fight between them to see who would have the best cover disks, best demos, free games and apps etc.

My friend got a PC, it too played Doom but most of the time his dad just used it for his accounts. Slowly afterwards the SNES, Megadrive and later the PlayStation and N64 killed the Amiga gaming scene forever.

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