Points go to the Extra Credits crew (and basically anyone who talks about preserving old, landmark games), but a lot of this just seems “pie in the sky.” As mentioned in the video, a lot of the technology that ran and interfaced with these early titles do not even exist any longer. The only solution would be an industry-wide investment, resurrecting arcades, building kiosks, museums, you name it, just so some kid can play Battletech or Space War as was originally intended. When you really think about it, it seems that these treasures are doomed to obscurity.
Source: Extra Credits on Blip
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