Real-big-fun gaming place Polygon has reported this quasi-interesting fact: more than 2,000 old games are now available to play for free and online, courtesy of Internet Archive.
The somewhat difficult-to-navigate website in question has made this free-me-do games jamboree possible using an EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator.
We don't remotely know or care what any of that means, but - nevertheless - if you've missed playing the original Prince of Persia, Wolfenstein 3D, or Sega's MegaDrive version of Aladdin, now is your chance to inhale some major retro LOLZ. Also available is The Oregon Trail, one of a select few games to feature dysentry as an end-of-level boss.
Of particular interest to perverts, the site also features a selection of old, really awful, "glamour" games - perfect if you're a particular fan of indistinct, pixellated bottoms. Personally speaking, we don't go in for that sort of thing...
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In a breathtakingly massive demonstration of something probably quite important, it has been revealed that Japan's traditional video game sales hit a 24 year low in 2014, according to Japanese gaming Jeremy Famitsu.
Though the country's console market has known to have been in a slow decline since 2007, Famitsu's thrilling figures don't take into account digital sales, PC or mobile games - all areas which are expected to have seen growth.
The biggest-selling Japanese game of 2014 was 3DS title Yo-Kai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke, whatever that's supposed to be, narrowly beating Pokemon Omega Ruby and Sapphire 2.
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Developer ustwo has tweeted to reveal that its sublime mobile puzzler Monument Valley is being stolen by loads of real bad people. Apparently, 95% of all installs on Android, and 60% on iOS, were not paid for. The data suggests two things: 1) Thieves are real and every bit as evil as everyone suspected, and 2) Apple owners are slightly less evil and dishonest than Android users.
Speaking to Recode, Monument Valley producer Dan Gray belched: "The best way I like to think about it is, the majority of those users probably wouldn't have bought the game anyway, so it's not like we're losing revenue. And of course, I'm sure some of those users have recommended the game to friends who maybe aren't as tech-savvy as they are. It's essentially free marketing."
What a strange man.