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  • **** A. P. B. by kk. Comment: "Ahead of its time." (2012-09-19 23:55:27Z)
  • ***** Pirate Ship Higemaru by kk. Comment: "I like this quirky old game." (2011-08-26 23:58:41Z)
  • **** Super Breakout by kk. Comment: "I definitely played the game a lot when I was younger, but don't know of a high score or even what the average range of scores is for the game." (2011-04-08 09:07:45Z)
  • ***** Super Breakout by skull101a. Comment: "Progressive Breakout game was and is the main coined operated game I have played. If anybody thinks they know of a high score please email me at skull101a@yahoo.com and list the platform (coin operated, PC, etc..) Thanks It been 5 years since my org. post and I can't believe there is no one out there that would comment on my post." (2011-02-20 11:15:34Z)
  • ***** Bosconian by rkain. (2010-08-10 19:05:30Z)

In the early days of the internet, real time communication was a challenge. The internet was mostly used to transmit large packets of information from one computer to another. Jarkko Oikarinen, an internet visionary, saw a diffenent use. He created IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, in 1988. IRC was the first instant messaging system. As soon as two people could communicate effectively online, players saw many applications for their favorite games, and soon afterward online poker began to be played over IRC. There were just ASCII graphics and no real money poker sites, but IRC poker was the predecessor of something big.

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Killer List of Videogames.

Good Deal Games
Old console heaven. These people still release new games for ColecoVision, Vectrex, and other consoles.

Arcade Restoration Workshop
This site is about restoring arcade games to their former splendor. Run by Brien. Swell.

Twin Galaxies
The worldwide authority on player rankings, gaming statistics, and championship tournaments.

Universal Videogame List
I had an idea to database all games ever a while back, but just thinking about it made me tired. This lunatic is attempting it.

Oh look, another lunatic. This site seems to be a competitor to the UVL above, but has a different look.

An international traveling museum exhibit chronicling the history of mankind's first interactive media.