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“The worst thing a kid can say about homework is that it is too hard. The worst thing a kid can say about a game is it’s too easy”*…


…Just a few of the hundreds of games available at The Internet Arcade.   As it’s Sunday (and a Sunday with an extra hour, at that), readers may want to kick back and click…

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s… Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

The game collection ranges from early “bronze-age” videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music.  Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

Many games have a “boot-up” sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience…

Still, it’s a hoot…  The Internet Arcade, a service of the invaluable Internet Archive.

* Henry Jenkins


As we flex our fingers, we might send the heaviest of birthday greetings to Ronald McGovney; he was born on this date in 1962.  Having previously played with James Hetfield in the garage band Leather Charm, McGovney joined Hetfield in founding Metallica, playing with the band through its first year of performing and recording demos. The first of five bassists who’ve played with Metallica, McGovney left in late 1982; he went on to play in the thrash metal band Phantasm.

McGovney (left), with Hetfield (singing), Lars Ulrich (drums), and Dave Mustaine (guitar)– Metallica’s original line-up



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November 2, 2014 at 1:01 am

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