The Internet Arcade launches: play 900 arcade games in your browser
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The project Scott created is called The Internet Arcade, which you can visit right now and start playing any of the hundreds of old arcade games that went live there over the weekend. In order to understand how 900 arcade games can suddenly appear and be playable in a web browser, we need to cover a bit of history.
Most gamers will recognize the name MAME. It’s the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, which recreates the hardware of arcade machines in software allowing you to play old arcade games on a modern PC. What you may not know is that MAME has a sister project called MESS, which does the same thing as MAME, but focuses on vintage computers, games consoles, and even calculators.