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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 09:37 AM

Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing.

The collection has launched with games from five early home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and Colecovision.

The games do not have sound, but will soon, the Internet Archive said.

"In coming months, the playable software collection will expand greatly," archivist Jason Scott wrote.

"Making these vintage games available to the world, instantly, allows for commentary, education, enjoyment and memory for the history they are a part of."

The other machines included are the Atari 7800, the Magnavox Odyssey (known as the Philips Videopac G7000 in Europe) and the Astrocade.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25527786

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The Straight Story Dec 2013 OP
NaturalHigh Dec 2013 #1
The Straight Story Dec 2013 #2
NaturalHigh Dec 2013 #3
The Straight Story Dec 2013 #4
NaturalHigh Dec 2013 #7
The Straight Story Dec 2013 #5
GreatCaesarsGhost Dec 2013 #12
frylock Dec 2013 #13
Laelth Dec 2013 #6
leftyohiolib Dec 2013 #8
The Straight Story Dec 2013 #11
Iggo Dec 2013 #9
hatrack Dec 2013 #10
napkinz Dec 2013 #14
Shandris Dec 2013 #15

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 09:45 AM

1. This is going to be great.

I'm going to look for some Galaga.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 09:49 AM

3. You just made a friend for life.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 09:50 AM

4. And another, slightly better version with sound

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 09:59 AM

7. That probably would have saved me a thousand bucks in quarters when I was young.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 09:54 AM

5. And something else as well

https://archive.org/browse.php?field=subject&mediatype=software&collection=classicpcgames

Classic PC games there.

The archive also has a slew of radio shows, over a million free books, video, and more

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:59 AM

12. Great!

i just downloaded Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender Demo

thanks.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 03:15 PM

13. man i love galaga..

would love to have one of those Galaga table consoles.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 09:58 AM

6. Excellent link. Thanks for posting. k&r n/t

-Laelth

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:43 AM

8. zork?

 

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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:47 AM

9. Eeeee Hooplah!

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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:52 AM

10. So, a creature for my amusement!

Prepare for battle!!!

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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 03:25 PM

14. I can play Donkey Kong again?






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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 03:27 PM

15. I have vivid memories of these games and times.

 

I can't wait to be able to hear "Bite the dust space cadet ah-ah-ah-ah" again. Gorf forever!

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