If you grew up in the 1980s, odds are you’re familiar with Commodore computers–and for good reason; Commodore PCs were industry top-sellers, renowned for their combination of quality and affordability. Fast-forward to 1993 and fortunes changed as Microsoft exercised dominance in the PC market and Commodore barely clung to life. In a last-ditch effort to stave off bankruptcy, Commodore released the CD32, one of the first CD-based 32-bit systems to hit store shelves. Despite having better specs than either the Sega Genesis or Super NES, the CD32 floundered in the market due to a lack of exclusive titles. Worse yet, a patent dispute prevented Commodore from selling the CD32 in the crucial US market. Within a year of launch, the CD32–and Commodore with it–went into the dustbin of history.