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Internet Archive grants access to over 900 classic games

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The internet archive has created the Internet Arcade, to give free access to and preserve over 900 classic coin-op arcade games.

The archive is cataloging and preserving this massive arcade game collection from the 1970’s and 1980’s as a part of their mission to preserve computer history.The archive emulates the games via JavaScript, which makes playing these titles fairly easy through most computers and doesn’t require the installation of third party software to take advantage of the Internet Arcade. The internet archive utilized JSMESS, a project to emulate old or obsolete computer systems through JavaScript.

The creation of the arcade archive is a follow-up of sorts to the internet archive adding classic console games to the ‘Console Living room’ a section of the archive that allows users to play classic console games from Atari, ColecoVision and the Sega Genesis among many others.   The Internet Arcade carries classic titles like Galaga, Tron and Defender among others.

 

Sources: PC World,The Verge,Eurogamer,Internet Archive

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Corey MacDonald
Corey MacDonald
Corey MacDonald is a student of history, avid gamer and a science fiction fan. Corey graduated university with a history major and hoped to put it to good use, life had other plans. Wrote a blog for the gaming site Screwattack.com, between 2008-2009, and before that, writing for his high school newspaper as a political commentator as well as the newspapers chief photographer. Also writes movie reviews for Criticker.com.
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