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1980-Games.com
Old video and arcade games online for free. Pacman, Mario Bros Donkey kong, Space Invaders, and Frogger. Emulators on site.
http://www.1980-games.com/us/

Armchair Arcade
Classic and modern computer and videogame online publication.
http://www.armchairarcade.com/

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.
http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/videogame.html

Chronology of Video Game Systems
Timeline of events tracing the history of video games, including standalone arcade machines, TV games and handheld game machines.
http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/vidgame/

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.
http://www.classicarcadegaming.com/

Classic BASIC Games
Collection of classic MS BASIC games and a BASIC Interpreter compatible with BASIC circa 1979.
http://awsoftware.org/classiccomputing.htm

Classic Home Video Games Museum
Devoted to video games made from 1972 to 1987.
http://gamesmuseum.pixesthesia.com/

Classic Retro Games
Directory of quality full versions of freeware retro remakes and ports.
http://www.classic-retro-games.com/

Classic Videogame Station Odyssey
Japanese videogame history including cartoons.
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/cvs/odyssey/

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.
http://www.cgwmuseum.org/

Computerspiele Museum
German site on a gaming museum located in Berlin. Offers information on projects and press coverage.
http://www.computerspielemuseum.de/

Crates and barrels
This is about crates and barrels in videogames.
http://www.arminbwagner.com/crates_and_barrels/

Dragon's Lair
Complete Dragon's Lair and Space Ace games collection, including music, collectibles, video, goodies and books.
http://www.dragonslairfans.com/

Flat Batteries
Promotes video games as an art form worthy of respect as a valuable part of culture.
http://www.flatbatteries.com/

Game Downloads
Huge archive of reviewed abandonware, freeware and shareware games.
http://free-game-downloads.mosw.com/abandonware/

Game Grandpas
Covering many systems from the Atari 2600 to the PS2.
http://ryangenno.tripod.com/

Great Game Database
Arcade and video games, technical information and related memorabilia from the classic era through the neoclassic.
http://www.ggdb.com/

Guinness Book Coin-Op High Scores 1986-1997
Contains the Guinness Book Coin Operated Video Game High Scores and behind the scenes information behind these scores.
http://spyhunter007.com/

Halcyon Days
Halcyon days includes interviews with classic computer and video game programmers
http://www.dadgum.com/halcyon/

Lee's PeeknPoke
General arcade and console emulation site.
http://peeknpoke.emuunlim.com/newsitems.htm

Lucasarts Museum
Chronicles all things related to the classic Lucasart's adventure games.
http://lucasarts.vintagegaming.org/

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.
http://mobygames.com/

Phosphor Dot Fossils
Classic arcade video game history.
http://www.thelogbook.com/phosphor/

Retro Games Blog
A website dedicated to retro and vintage computer games and their influence on modern day computer gaming.
http://www.retrogamesblog.co.uk/

RetroBase.net
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.
http://www.retrobase.de/

SPOnG.com
Containing news, screenshots, summaries and details of developers and publishers, plus competitions, charts, trivia, tips, FAQs, and walkthroughs.
http://spong.com/

Supercade
A book that illustrates and documents the history, legacy, and visual language of the videogame phenomenon.
http://www.supercade.com/

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.
http://www.thedoteaters.com/

The Lost Patrol Webshrine
News items, screenshots, artwork, and press coverage.
http://thelostpatrol.knagge.com/

The Super-Kaga Computer Museum
Photo gallery of consoles, arcade games and computers. Reviews of movies that feature computers and computer games. Downloadable retro gaming wallpaper.
http://computermuseum.bigpondhosting.com/

The Video Game Museum
An online video game museum with screenshots, scans, music, ads and reviews.
http://www.vgmuseum.com/

The making of the Camel Trophy Videogame
A behind-the-scenes story of the making of the "Camel Trophy Video game" for the ZX Spectrum in 1985.
http://www.rescogita.com/cvg/cvgfeature_en_01.php

TheCan.Org
Read, enjoy and contribute accounts of computer, video and online games that were cancelled or otherwise lost, precious, before release.
http://thecan.org/

VOGONS - Very Old Games On New Systems
A forum about how to get older games to run on newer computers.
http://www.vogons.org/

Video Games 101 - Video Games
Video game system information with a focus on Tomb Raider.
http://www.videogames101.net/

Visionnet - Retrogaming
Online gaming library of all common consoles, handhelds and homecomputers.
http://www.visionnet.nl/

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.
http://culturavg.altervista.org/