DailyDirt: Old Video Games Live On...

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The first video games you could play at home were introduced in the late 1970s, and these games got really popular until the early-80s when the game market slumped. Fortunately, video game consoles took off again with the introduction of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985, and we've all seen how popular video games are nowadays. Here are just a few links on remembering those old 8-bit/16-bit games that kids today might not even recognize. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    silverscarcat (profile), Jan 9th, 2014 @ 4:41pm

    Before anyone asks...

    The reason the NeoGeo is the most expensive is because it, unlike other consoles, is a 100% faithful SNK arcade machine.

    It's a console system, but the games that played in it were 100% IDENTICAL to the arcades themselves.

    Not sure why the 3DO is 2nd though.

     

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    Anonymous, Jan 9th, 2014 @ 6:02pm

    Atari 2600. Still my favorite.

     

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    Friend of the BBS, Jan 9th, 2014 @ 9:59pm

    More games

    all ya have to to is visit the

    https://archive.org/details/classicpcgames


    look around at Archive . Org they have entire disc's iso's of old stuff (like doom wads), bbs shareware/freeware, etc, "all of them things ya lost when ya ditched the 486's for the Xenons."

    Together with wine and linux, it's a couple years of testing at least!

     

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    Ninja (profile), Jan 10th, 2014 @ 3:02am

    I've seen a footage of 4 players playing one of the newer platformer Mario games where they did not touch the ground for the entire level. Humans (probably crazy Asians) did it.

    Until I see some AI that does such awesome epicness by itself I won't be surprised =/

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 10th, 2014 @ 5:20am

    Re: More games

     

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