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  • How Game Historians Are Keeping Your Favorite Bits From Being Lost Forever

    How Game Historians Are Keeping Your Favorite Bits From Being Lost Forever

    Since 2013, the Internet Archive has provided access to old console games, arcade titles and even MS-DOS classics like Oregon Trail. In a talk at GDC, Internet Archive curator Jason Scott explained how and why the non-profit preserves history by making sure games from the past aren’t lost as we move on from old hardware and software platforms. “The thing about computer software… Read More

  • They use computers in classrooms now!

    Reuters, the chain of family restaurants that doubles as a news organization, has an adorable piece today illustrating the type of impact technology had had on education in the United States. Kids now type answers to math problems on their state-subsidized MacBook in Boston; Google Docs is used to write “What I did during my summer vacation” (“Daddy drank a lot of beer and… Read More

  • Thule Trail: modern day Oregon Trail

    I have fond memories of the Oregon Trail game. What with the dysentery, hunting and accidental drowning of oxen while fording the river, it consumed much of my younger years. All of that and the fact that I’m from Oregon. Heh. Now, I’m not sure if there are other modern interpretations of the classic, but this caught my eye and I thought I’d share. Thule Trail replaces the… Read More