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Blast from the past: 1970s games revived

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the old Asteroids video game, popular in the 70s and 80s. CREDIT: Atari
the old Asteroids video game, popular in the 70s and 80s.
CREDIT: Atari

Asteroids, Red Baron, Ninja Golf and Ms Pac-Man are back.

The Internet Archive this week launched its Console Living Room offering browser emulations of pre-Internet era video games which used to be played on consoles from firms like Atari, Coleco or Magnavox.

The initiative “harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment,” says the web page devoted to the games.

 

* AFP