The Internet Archive now hosts classic arcade games

Just some of the games on offer.

If you’ve ever needed another excuse to be more unproductive at work, this is it. The Internet Archive, which famously collects websites and helps to counteract link rot, is now hosting a slew of classic arcade games from the 70s and 80s… 900 of them, to be exact. Called The Internet Arcade, you can expect to find the usual suspects such as Space Invaders and Pac-Man, but on display are also tons of more obscure gems from the same era.

The quality of the emulation still needs a bit of work, but it’s highly playable. Firefox comes recommended, but I can confirm many of the titles run just fine in Chrome. Jason Scott, the archivist behind the project, claims that traffic to the Internet Arcade is double that of the Internet Archive, so clearly his hard work is paying off. Check out the goods here.

Source: ASCII by Jason Scott

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