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The 90s Are Back: 2400 MS DOS Games Now Browser Playable

The 90s Are Back: 2400 MS DOS Games Now Browser Playable

by January 7, 2015 0 comments

I guess the 90s is here to stay, again.

Not only are Dustin Diamond, Yasmine Bleeth and the Walkman back, but now you can play nearly 2400 DOS based games in your web browser! The Internet Archive, are originally known for their Wayback Machine, which allows you to time travel your favorite website. Except AOL, or Ask Jeeves, because you’re already a time traveler if you use those. Last year the website launched a similar project in their latest venture, a browser-based, playable console emulator.

Now, the good folks at The Internet Archive have given you the capability of reliving your childhood memories.

Memories like dying from dysentery in Oregon Trail, or getting space strippers to “shake it” in Duke Nukem 3D.  Maybe you’re a Leisure Suit Larry type, and cartoon, earthen women are more your thing. Those are only 3 of the 2400 games I was excited about. Evidently, because of my sick poop-humor, and an adolescent desire for pixelated tits.

Refreshing your browser is an integral part of the website, unfortunately. Though, I’d say it’s well worth it, and those at The Internet Archive are working on fixing the current bugs. The site is even asking for feedback on the website, so they can correct any issues according to the needs of their users. While some of the games have been browser playable before,  this project is built around the preservation video gaming history.

The site’s software curator wrote the following on Monday morning:

I really worked hard to have only fully-functioning programs up, or at least, programs that gave viable, useful feedback. Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window, and of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too. But on the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly.

[Via: The Washington Post]

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