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Internet Archive: Software

internetarchiveContinuing in our series on the Internet Archive, we have one of their newest sections, Software. This is definitely something your local library doesn’t have … unless it has an arcade, I suppose.

The Internet Archive has over 1 hundred-thousand software titles, including older abandoned applications and educational titles, but the real stars are the Internet Arcade and Console Living Room. Between both the Internet Arcade and Console Living Room, you’ll find over 2 thousand older arcade and console titles that you can play right in your browser!

From Defender to an Asteroids clone, you’ll be able to experience your favorite arcade classics without spending a single quarter. Looking for more nostalgic hits from your DOS or console gaming days? From Atari’s Star Wars to Rebel Assault, from Oregon Trail to Dune 2, from Super Street Fighter 2 to Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, you’ll find it on the Internet Archive, ready to relive your past in your browser for free.

Take some time to explore what’s available there. You’re sure to bring back some great memories, and don’t forget, they take donations to keep everything freely available. Next time? The Wayback Machine!

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Pac-Man Fan Film

I never thought I’d see the day when Pac-Man would be given a live action fan film treatment, but it turns out I was wrong. A feature length film is in development, and the original short film is embedded below.

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2

If you’re looking for something to share with your friends over the holiday weekend, look not further than Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2. It’s an incredible independent production, the sequel to Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and something which is far better than any of the major studio films from the Mortal Kombat franchise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46l9Zc7DBxE

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One: A Battlefield 3 Machinima

Machinima is basically the art of using a video game to construct a film. Typically, one player is the camera, while the rest are the actors. Over the years, game quality has improved, and therefore the quality of machinima productions have skyrocketed!

One, by Robert Stoneman, is the best machinima production I have seen to date! This short file was built in Battlefield 3, which features some of the best lighting and textures in the industry, and the cinematography is beyond description. You’ll just have to see it for yourself.

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy

If you have not yet seen a single episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, you’re doing yourself a disservice. This new web series brings a gritty and realistic tone to the Mortal Kombat franchise, and is by far made of a higher standard the movies that the franchise produced years ago.

The episode below, the introduction of Raiden, is quite possibly the best yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tWh4Z42SJk