Looking for a blast from the video game past? Check out the Xbox Live Game Room which opened today. Classic games from the 80’s are here with no quarters required (just Microsoft points).
At launch, Game Room brings you a library of 30 original arcade and console classics from Activision, Atari, Intellivision, Konami, and others, including Centipede, Asteroids Deluxe, and Super Cobra shown in their original cabinets.
For the older players who were actually around for the releases of these classics, the game room is a good way to remember the “good old days”. As for the younger gamers check out what games were like before HD T.V. and high resolution graphics. It might just make you appreciate what we have now.
The actual Game Room download is free but the games within are not. After your time limit has run out on playing a game’s demo you must shell out some MP to keep playing. A one time play cost 40MP and 240MP to own the game. For the older set, it’s a price worth paying for a game you grew up on.
Don’t want to pay? Just play the demos. There are plenty of games and plenty of time to spend on the demos. Check out how things were in the “old days” of gaming.