The Console Living Room launched by Internet Archive

I have already spoken about the important work done by the Internet Archive to save our digital past (click on the link below to read it if you missed it the first time around). Well the Archive have now introduced The Console Living Room which allows gamers from around the world to play hundreds of classic games direct in their web browser through the MESS emulation software. In their own words;

The Internet Archive Console Living Room 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. Connected via strange adapters and relying on the television's speaker to put out beeps and boops, these games were resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules.

Sound is not working yet and whilst saying it allowed joypad input, it doesn't work with the two joypads I tried. However the emulation is being improved all the time so I think very soon they'll have spot-on emulation. Check out the website on the links below and get your retro on!

 Ahhh, that carpet, those TVs.... life back in the 80's was awesome!

Ahhh, that carpet, those TVs.... life back in the 80's was awesome!