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The Internet Archive Console Living Room


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The Internet Archive is now archiving video games and you can play all those old games right now in your browser! You can enjoy classic games from the Atari 2600, ColecoVision and more.

The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Connected via strange adapters and relying on the television's speaker to put out beeps and boops, these games were resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules.

The home console market is credited with slowly shifting attention from the arcade craze of the early 1980s and causing arcades to shrink in popularity, leaving a small percentage of what once were many.

Through use of the JSMESS emulator system, which allows direct access to these programs in your browser with no additional plugins or settings, these games can be enjoyed again. Simply click on the screenshot or "Emulate This" button for each individual cartridge, and on modern browsers the games will just start to run. As nostalgia, a teaching tool, or just plain fun, you'll find hundreds of the games that started a billion-dollar industry.

Source: https://archive.org/details/consolelivingroom



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Base on how old the consoles they're showing off are it sounds like a lot of Abandonware Pre-NES Generation.... Not that's there's anything wrong with Abandonware, but this is just too old for my taste.

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Rampage was a great game... But X-Man...
 

X-Man is a pornographic video game made for the Atari 2600 by Universal Gamex, programmed by Alan Roberts and H. K. Poon. This game was released in 1983.

In the game, the player controls a naked man at a labyrinth. The objective is to reach the door at the center of the labyrinth avoiding scissors, crabs or teeth. Clearing the challenge, the player enters a bonus stage simulating a sexual relation of a man and a woman.


wtf!? lmao! XD

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Oh hell yeah! I can replay my childhood and they have old school Missile Command for the Atari 2600. I guess I can say goodbye to all my free time. *runs off to play Missile Command before getting ready for work*

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