Watch this video and tell me you don’t want an Amiga

So this morning I discovered a video that is honestly too good not to share with the rest of you. If you go back in time to the 1980’s, 1985 to be exact, a revolutionary computer hit the market – the Amiga. Following a number of Amiga computers with descriptive names like 500, 500+ and 1,000 a company called Apple took-over and well, the rest is history.

Amiga Computers

Now sadly when you go to the Amiga website you’ll find this once potential computer giant has become, well, a Blackberry game-maker with a very 1994-looking website. It just goes to show that companies poised to take over the world now could disappear before you know it. Remember Netscape? Or Rio, who dominated the portable MP3 player market?

One wonderful piece of history that does remain is this incredible promotional video for the Amiga computer that honestly you should watch because, well, it’s awesome. Enjoy!

Did you have an Amiga? What was your favorite game? Do you still have it?

Morgan

Co-Founder at Fashion Metric
Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Joe August 30, 2014, 1:53 pm

    Hi Morgan,

    What I see now is like we’re in another time with Amiga.

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  • Michael August 30, 2014, 3:41 pm

    Wow looks like a cool computer! 4000 colors! I would have wanted one but I got an Apple as a kid, didn’t even know about this one.

  • Anthony August 30, 2014, 4:54 pm

    I had one of those! I also had an Atari 800. I did a lot of game development for the latter back in the early 80s using 6502 Assembler. Got an IBM PC (the original) and thus began my business software development career. Oh the good old days!

  • Frank Michlick August 31, 2014, 9:09 am

    I had an Amiga 500, but I certainly used my Commodore C=64 much more than it. Favourite games on the Amiga must have been Pirates and Lemmings. Mostly used it to play games that we were converting onto the C=64 though.

  • Dan Zilic September 1, 2014, 1:10 am

    My favourite games: Curse of Monkey Island 2 & Sensible Soccer. Those were the days…

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