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Internet Archive unveils 900 classic arcade games playable in browser

The Internet Archive unveils more than 900 classic arcade games that are playable directly in your Web browser
By: Michael Hatamoto | Gaming News | Posted: Nov 3, 2014 2:30 pm

The nonprofit Internet Archive has unveiled more than 900 classic arcade video games that are playable directly in a Web browser. The wide collection of games ranges from black-and-white games to more modern games with digital imagery and voices - emulating titles from the Commodore 64, Atari 2600, and numerous Javascript-based game titles.

 

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"Of the roughly 900 arcade games (yes, nine hundred arcade games) up there, some are in pretty weird shape - vector games are an issue, scaling is broken for some, and some have control mechanisms that are just not going to translate to a keyboard or even a joypad," said Jason Scott, the programmer behind the online arcade. "But damn if so many are good enough. More than good enough. In the right browser, on a speedy machine, it almost feels perfect. The usual debates about the 'realness' of emulation come into play, but it works."

 

Interested gamers can see a full list of available games here.

NEWS SOURCES:Gamespot.com, Archive.org, Mlb-s2-p.mlstatic.com

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