Internet Archive Adds Five Vintage Consoles To "Console Living Room" Historical Software Collection

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Everyone loves a good vintage gaming console ROM, and the Internet Archive is introducing five classic console emulators from way, way back as part of its Historical Software collection. The “Console Living Room” list is comprised of the Atari 2600, Atari 7800 ProSystem, ColecoVision, Magnavox Odyssey 2, and the Astrocade.

The Internet Archive uses JSMESS, and everything runs in your web browser. Here’s the kicker: These emulations don’t just have a few games to choose from. There are hundreds and hundreds of titles. For example, hit up the Atari 2600 page and scroll...and scroll.

Atari 2600 Frogger
Frogger on the Atari 2600

Where the Internet Archive is a bit different from run-of-the-mill emulators is that entertainment isn’t really the goal so much as museum-like preservation of the past. Enjoyment is of course part of it, and enjoy it you should. Just make sure you remember to go to work on Monday morning.

Atari 2600
Atari 2600

Fifty Internet points to anyone who actually remembers all five of those. Feel free to leave nostalgic remembrances in the comments.
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