Archive.Org has created The Internet Arcade, lets you play 100s of classic games in your browser

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  1. Gahars
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    Physical arcades may be dying in America, where they seem relegated to Chuck E. Cheese locations and musky boardwalk venues. It looks like they'll be getting a new lease of life online thanks to the folks at Archive.Org.

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    The games range from titles like Arkanoid to Xevious. Street Fighter II? They got it. Qbert? *@#$%! Pac-Man? They caught the fever. Halo? No, you dingus, that's not an arcade game.

    Go ahead and browse for yourself. The library's quite extensive already, and it's free; all you cheapskates out there can indulge and still give no quarter.
     
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    Meh. I can't find any of the shmups or other games I remember offhand on that list. It's extremely lacking. :(
    I'll stick to my HyperSpin setup with cardboard box arcade controller tyvm. Gonna build an arcade cabinet eventually.
    Edit: Pics for anyone interested.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Pics were taken right after making it. All those plastic bags on the side are parts for another controller.
     
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    Great for noobs that don't even know what MAME, MESS, etc. are or how to set them up — oh yeah and that pesky copyright thing. I'm surprised to see they are able to have games like SF2 without being hassled. I'm guessing they have the ROM chips of every game on hand and the server-side emulators have to stream the the bins from a shared area of RAM such that only one copy per physical set of ROMs is accessed. Does anyone know if this is the case?

    Lo-tech married with hi-tech. Gotta love it. :lol: I've used a cardboard box as a temporary makeshift computer tower and 360 repairing/testing area before but nothing that stylized. :D It would actually be kind of funny to do this to a handheld system or a PSX. I want to build a cabinet myself when I could afford the pricey components and proper woodworking tools to build one.
     
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    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    Like really, emulators did that already and its not too hard to set it up, not to mention Vizzed has been emulating games as well LEGALLY for quite a few years and no one even searched about it
     
  6. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    looks cool. such great classic oldies some i never heard of.