Christmas has come and gone but the gifts just keep coming. My family and friends plundered my wish list, handing me a healthy stack of the DVD’s and books that I look forward to at this time of year. I love films and reading so I didn’t think I could be happier with my haul.
However, another unexpected gift arrived which reminds me of Christmases long-past when the only thing I wanted was the newest game for my Atari 2600. Arriving with the promptness of a flying reindeer, it was just announced that the Internet Archive is making a place for playable, online games from the original, classic home consoles like the Atari 2600 and the Odyssey 2.
Here’s the scoop from PC MAG.
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Feeling nostalgic? We’ll let archivist Jason Scott explain:
“For a generation of children, the most exciting part of a Christmas morning was discovering a large box under the tree, ripping it apart, and looking at an exciting, colorful box promising endless video games.