RAD!: Internet Arcade from @internetarchive

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Munch those dots and save that princess!  Re-live the golden age of arcades and video games at the Internet Archive, “a non-profit digital library known for offering free access to books, movies and music!”  The Internet Arcade “now gives joystick jockeys a chance to play 900 vintage video games for free on their computers.”

This is badass to all hell!  I came of age in the 90s, so I saw the resurfacing of arcades and pinball and blast processing, but by the time I grew out of my ADHDD-lexia, it was all gone. 🙁  But with this archive, I can grasp at that simpler time when “graphics” came second to gameplay.  The Cold War was in full swing and Reaganomics forced people to nickel and dime everything.  Which was great, cause all you needed was nickels and dimes to play!!

CBS has more:

The new Internet Arcade collection includes “most every major machine” released between 1976 and 1988, said an announcement on the Internet Archive website. The emulator resurrects old favorites such as Galaga, Street Fighter II and, of course, Frogger, and saves you the quarter per play — and a trip to a trendy arcade-themed dive bar.

The library added its first video game section, Console Living Room, last year emulating the games of more than a dozen console systems including Atari, ColecoVision and Sega Genesis.

What do you think?  Have you tried it out?  Should we have a PCB podcast dedicated solely to vintage video games?  Cause I’d totally subscribe to that…


[1] INTERNET ARCADE MAKES 900 CLASSIC GAMES PLAYABLE FOR FREE IN BROWSER [IGN.com] [2] Internet Archive delivers 900 classic arcade games right to your browser [CBS News]
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