It’s December, the Friday of months! The year’s pretty much winding down – and that means that for those of you in offices you’re doing one of two things; frantically working like the dickens to make sure everything’s done for the year – or you’re already all done, but you’re forced to sit in the office twiddling your thumbs just in case somebody phones or some unlikely work comes in. If you’re in that latter group, this might just be the thing for you.
Over at RGB Classic Games (Thanks, PCGamer!), you can play over 300 classic DOS games right from your browser, for free, through the magic of Java. You’ll find things like Dangerous Dave, Earthworm Jim, Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Descent, Gobliiins (OMG!), Hexen, Jazz Jackrabbit and tons, tons more.
They’re all “freely distributable because they are shareware, freeware, or because the copyright holder has officially and legally released all rights to the public domain (abandonware)”. Apparently.
Once you’re done crying tears of pure nostalgia – tell us which gaming gems of an era past you’ve rediscovered on the site.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go play the Lost Vikings. How I’m going to get any work done is beyond me.
I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces. I am also the emperor of the backend