As soon as I saw this site, I knew I had to write it up! I can’t tell you how excited I am! Console Living Room is a part of the Internet Archive. They bring you not only a collection of consoles from video gaming history, but they also allow you to access and play the games design for those consoles in your internet browser!
I can remember my brother getting an Atari when I was a very small child and being fascinated by the games he’d play on the television. Now I can enjoy those same games on my PC through my web browser.
When you arrive to the Console Living Room you’ll be treated to a gallery of old consoles. You can learn about them from the blurbs on the right of their images, and click the linked name of the console to learn more about them and get a listing of the cartridges that existed for their system. You can then choose to pick one of those cartridges to play!
Each console will offer you a library of games to pick from. Check out the Atari 2600 for example! Not only do they have the games you can play archived, but they also have noted the other games that they could only record for posterity because they’re still under license through their parent companies. This is very helpful to people who are trying to collect whole libraries of console games. I know a few avid gamers who are.
Go check out these games that are a blast from the past today!