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Choose from The Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey, The ColecoVision, Atari 7800 ProSystem and the Atari 2600

In today's home console gaming world, it's all about the latest and greatest. Which console has the best graphics? Which has the most power? But many of us remember the pre-Xbox/PlayStation days when consoles like the Atari 2600 ruled the realm -- and now, we can revisit our 8-bit roots. 

The Internet Archive Software Collection recently added "The Console Living Room," which allows nostalgic gamers to play old games from consoles like The Astrocade and Magnavox Odyssey right on their browser. 

According to archive.org, you can select games by system, with choices including The Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey, The ColecoVision, Atari 7800 ProSystem and the Atari 2600.
 

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Once you select a system, browse through its available games and select one by either clicking the screenshot or "Emulate This" button. 

The JSMESS emulator system is used to bring these classic games right to the browser. Archive.org touts "hundreds" of games to choose from, but just know that there isn't any sound available for them at this time (however, it will be added soon). 

Check it out here

If the Internet Archive doesn't ring a bell, you might remember hearing about a fire at one of its San Francisco locations just last month. Thankfully no data was lost, but estimates put the cost of repairs to the building and replacing destroyed equipment at about $600,000.

Source: The Internet Archive





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