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Reminder: Oregon Trail, SimCity & More Are Online For Free Now & Waiting To Steal Your Time

Oh snap, continued.

Screen Shot 2015-01-10 at 9.58.14 AMFun fact: When I was a child growing up in Portland I thought Oregon Trail was only a thing kids in actual Oregon played. I was very wrong. And now all of us Oregon and not-Oregon adults can play it all over again! And a whole lot of other games we used to while away the hours with, too: This is your reminder that 2,400 MS-DOS games went live on non-profit library Internet Archive last week. Rejoice! Fear for productivity! It’s the weekend, so now’s the time to seize the opportunity to lay around in your PJs pretending to get dysentery.

Here is a list of just a small few of the faves up there right now, via HuffPo Tech:

Batman Returns
Donkey Kong
Mario Brothers VGA
Oregon Trail
Zelda Classic
Deluxe Ski Jump
Digger
Doom – The Rogelike
The Hobbit
Bricks
Disney’s Duck Tales – The Quest for Gold
3D Bomber
Prince of Persia
Castle of Dr. Brain
Championship Baseball
SimCity
Action Fighter
Disney’s Aladdin
Back to the Future Part III
Mrs. Pac-Man
Tetris
Trolls
Pac-Man
Road Runner
Pinball 2000
Street Fighter
Wheel Of Fortune
ALF – The First Adventure
SimLife
Bad Street Brawler
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Manhattan
Battleship
3D Lemmings Winterland
Cobra
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Deluxe

You can find them here; all are supposedly playable in your web browser. If you would like to thank and/or curse anyone, that’d be software curator Jason Scott, who compiled all of these.

On why inflicted us with this:

MS-DOS was always my main thing; I coveted the Apple II world, really got into the Amiga when it came out, danced among Ataris as I could, but for the vast majority of my ‘work’ or whatever a teenager’s activities count as, I did it on MS-DOS

Go forge rivers and stuff!

(via Huffington Post)

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