Do This Now: RGB Classic Games
If you’re too young to remember what life was like back in the DOS-era, imagine a world where you couldn’t just walk to your friend’s house by memory, you actually had to physically recall their address every time you went to visit them. Also, you couldn’t actually see where anything was, you just saw a bunch of post-it-notes in front of your eyes telling you where you might find them. Kind of like that. It was awesome.
The main thing that was awesome about it was the games. The era is the absolutely golden age of pre-3D graphics, and though they may look like eyesores by today’s standards, they were often more challenging and thought provoking than anything in the era of gaming-as-a-gigantic-industry. A lot of them are also ginmormously silly, but that was the good thing about the era: people really were trying anything they could. Even Daryl Gates had a game! It’s too bad those games aren’t available anymore.
Oh, wait, yes they are! Enter RGB Classic Games, an online repository of old timey PC games downloadable right now. They have a huge selection too, too much to list. We’ll just note the original Duke Nukem is among them, and urge you to go immediately.