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  • A Brief History of Home Video Games: The history of home video games with essays concerning the industry and its players. Covers the industry until 1996.
  • Arcade Timewarp - classic arcade games, video games, arcade machines: Site dedicated to classic arcade systems.
  • Armchair Arcade: Classic and modern computer and videogame online publication.
  • Brookhaven 1958 Video Game: The first video game may have been developed at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1958. William Higinbotham designed Tennis for Two for a laboratory visitors day.
  • ButtonBashers: A site dedicated to when video games were simple and addictive. Going back as early as Pong, up to the PSX and SEGA Saturn era.
  • Classic Arcade Gaming: Classic Arcade Gaming chronicles the history of the golden age of coin-op video gaming including the games, players, contests, and scores.
  • Classic BASIC Games: Collection of classic MS BASIC games and a BASIC Interpreter compatible with BASIC circa 1979.
  • Classic Gaming: The History of Computer Gaming Part 1: Part one of this multi-part history features William Higinbotham who created the first game: Tennis for 2. With photographs and audio clip.
  • Classic Home Video Games Museum: Devoted to video games made from 1972 to 1987.
  • Classic Videogame Station Odyssey: Japanese videogame history including cartoons.
  • Computer Gaming World Museum: Dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the first 100 issues (1981-1992) of Computer Gaming World magazine, the first magazine devoted exclusively to computer games.
  • Dangerous Dann's Museum of Video History: A site about various memorabilia around video games.
  • Flat Batteries: Flat Batteries is here to promote video games as an art form worthy of respect as a valuable part of our culture.
  • Flynn's Classic Games: A website that reviews classic PC games and shows where you can buy them.
  • Game Archive.net: Library of past and present computer and video games.
  • Game Grandpas: Covering many systems from the Atari 2600 to the PS2.
  • GameSpot: History of Video Games: A history of personal video games from 1889 to present.
  • Gaming in the Media World: A review site of game software based around fictional or non-fictional characters in the media world, such as Films, Books, Celebrities, Comics and TV.
  • Gotcha: Gives out awards to the best "golden age" computer games. Also includes information, images, reviews, and collectables.
  • Great Game Database: Arcade & video games, technical information and related memorabilia from the classic era through the neoclassic.
  • Halcyon Days: Halcyon days includes interviews with classic computer and video game programmers
  • History of Home Video Games: A history of home video games from 1992 to 1996, as chronicled by Greg Chance. Includes links to relevant material.
  • I.C. When: A chronological history of computing, with a special emphasis on video games.
  • Intellivision Classic Videogame Website: A journey through the classic system Intellivision.
  • Jammajup: Coin-op collection based in the UK. PLUS repairlogs, useful information, author's personal high scores since 1980, videogame polls, jammajup quiz, and links.
  • Lucasarts Museum: Chronicles all things related to the classic Lucasart's adventure games.
  • Mintfresh's Classic Games Site: Dedicated to the history of classic computer and console games. Includes a timeline charting important events up to the current period.
  • MisTiX - Video game reviews and more: Video game reviews, PC hardware reviews and more! The coolest stuff around! Retro week and more!
  • MobyGames: An online database of the PC entertainment software industry's products from 1982 to present. Includes game descriptions, screenshots, boxcovers, reviews, trivia, links and ratings.
  • NintendoLand: Contains history of Nintendo and technical specifications about the NES, SNES, Game Boy, Virtual Boy, and Nintendo 64. Also offers reviews, game secrets, online games and message boards.
  • Oilzine.com: The history of the two pillars, pong and asteroids, of the home gaming market.
  • Old Computer Magazine Website: Featuring great magazines from the 80's including: Zzap! 64, Crash, Big K, CandVG, Atari User, Dragon User, Sinclair User, Your Sinclair, Personal Computer Games, and Sinclair projects.
  • Otsuge - Video Game History: The world's most advanced list of pc and console video games,including the history of every game in every country.
  • Phosphor Dot Fossils: Classic arcade video game history.
  • Playable Classic Games: Features downloadable classic games.
  • Pong to Pacman: Contains information on the creators of such great games like pong and pacman. Covers the history of video games from 1975 through the mid eighties.
  • Retro Console: Retro Console offers a set of video game consoles that are compatible with the classic game consoles of long ago. The first product is a NES compatible system with many advantages over the original system.
  • Retro Experience: Play Retro Games, also have a look at the Atari St and Sega Megadrive Games Archives (including screenshots, reviews and box cover art).
  • Retro View: Tips, cheats, reviews, high scores and discussion of classic video games.
  • RetroBase.de - Videogame preservation since Feb. 2002: Covers Atari 5200, 7800, Jaguar, Lynx, ColecoVision, Vectrex, Intellivision, PC-Engine aka Turbo Grafx 16, Super Nintendo (SNES), Sega Game Gear, Mega Drive aka Genesis, SG-1000, Neo Geo and NG.
  • SPOnG.com: Containing news, screenshots, summaries and details of developers and publishers, plus competitions, charts, trivia, tips, FAQs, and walkthroughs.
  • Screens Edge: A museum dedicated to preserving pixel artwork from the first 25 years of home computer and video games. Specializes in the 3 main home computer formats of the 1980's: Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC.
  • Supercade: A book that illustrate and document the history, legacy, and visual language of the videogame phenomenon.
  • The Dot Eaters: Videogame History 101: The history of videogames, from arcade, home consoles and computers. Includes pictures and audio files, as well as text covering the history of major machines and games.
  • The Dragon's Lair / Space Ace Computer Games Collection: Complete Dragon's Lair & Space Ace games collection, including all items:music, collectibles, video, goodies and books.
  • The Old Computer Dot Com: A site dedicated to all aspects of retro computing and gaming. Museum, emulators, ROMs, retro Shop, magazines, and articles. From Atari 2600, Zenneth, colecovision, amiga, and spectrum.
  • The Stairway To Hell: Archive of software released for the Acorn range of 8-bit home computers. BBC Micro Games, Acorn Electron games, BBC Micro Emulation and BBC Emulators with reviews, scans, music mp3, mags, instructions and documentation.
  • The Video Game Museum: An online video game museum with screenshots, scans, music, ads and reviews.
  • TheCan.Org: Read, enjoy and contribute accounts of computer, video and online games that were cancelled or otherwise lost, precious, before release.
  • Video Game Database: Video game database is a searchable database of all games for all systems that is continually being updated by gamers. Features screenshots, reviews, and ratings.
  • Video Game Gurus: Where video game collectors come to show off. Information on classic and modern systems, including a timeline of video games.
  • Video Games: A personal story of the early video game history.
  • Videotopia: Exhibit of the true history of video games. An international traveling museum exhibit chronicling the history of mankind's first interactive media.
  • Vintage computer games and hardware: Includes photographs of vintage software and hardware.
  • culturalstudies behind the videogame: The story of the videogames as a cultural media, the analysis of the influence between the videogame, the cinema and the social interaction.

 

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