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The Commodore Amiga is 30 years old today

Celebrate the anniversary of the powerful, popular PC platform by checking out some of its best games and reflecting on its place in history.

Commodore released the first Amiga computer on July 23, 1985, and that makes the platform 30 years old, today. Though the system did not catch on in North America, it was extremely popular in Europe -- thanks to its great graphics and audio capabilities, GUI interface, and library of excellent games.

This video, via Eurogamer, shows off 100 of them in 10 minutes.

Another fun, if tangential, Amiga fact: Electronic Arts also credits aggressively supporting the platform with giving it a leg-up against the competition, too -- its similarities to Sega's Genesis meant that the company could go all-in on that platform when it took off in the U.S.

The company celebrated its history with the platform this week by making the source code to its indispensible Deluxe Paint for Amiga free to download.

If you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can celebrate the Amiga this weekend at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, which is throwing a special two-day-only 30th anniversary event with special exhibits and speakers.

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