Procrastination at Work Just Got Easier With Internet Archive Video Games

Oh sweet heaven, there are so many classic arcade games to play and so little time. Thank god there are 7 hours in the work day (8 if you don’t take your lunch) to play them all.


If you enjoyed going to the arcade, Chuck E. Cheese or any place that had a whole mess of video games back in the day, your computer is your new playground.

The Internet Archive has hundreds of games uploaded for you to play, and its pretty awesome. The controls a bit tricky, but it’s still a lot of fun, and way better than getting things done.

From the Archive:

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. 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 s ome form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

If only we didn’t have to sleep.



About BJ Ragone

Just a man with a computer, smartphone and a ridiculous amount of pop culture knowledge.

Posted on January 6, 2015, in Nerd Stuff and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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