Commodore Power/Play

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Commodore Power/Play
Commodore Power-Play February–March 1986.jpg
Commodore Power/Play, February/March 1986
Frequency Bi-monthly
Publisher Commodore Business Machines
Year founded 1982
Final issue
— Number
October/November 1986
Volume 5, Number 5 (Issue 23)
Country United States
Language English

Commodore Power/Play was one of a pair of computer magazines published by Commodore Business Machines in the United States in support of their 8-bit home computer lines of the 1980s. The other was called Commodore Microcomputers. The two magazines were published on an alternating, bimonthly schedule.

History and profile[edit]

Power/Play was started in 1982 a quarterly publication.[1] The magazine was targeted at the home computer user, emphasizing video games, educational and hobbyist uses of the Commodore 64/128 and Commodore VIC-20 models.[2] Commodore Microcomputers initially served Commodore's business customers using the PET and CBM lines but as the business market segments standardized on CP/M and later MS-DOS, the coverage of the two magazines essentially overlapped, until the November 1986 issue, when both magazines were switched from a bi-monthly to a monthly schedule and retitled Commodore Magazine.[3]


  1. ^ Roberto Dillon (December 3, 2014). Ready: A Commodore 64 Retrospective. Springer. p. 113. ISBN 978-981-287-341-5. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Commodore 64 Programmers Reference Guide" (PDF). When it comes to entertainment, learning at home and practical home applications, Power/Play is THE prime source of information for Commodore home users 
  3. ^ Issue 2672

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