Internet Archive

Video Games

The Famous 'NESticle' Emulator’s Stolen Source Code Has Been Preserved

The release and preservation of the stolen source code to the iconic 90s NES emulator NESticle reflects a new chapter in a controversial saga with deep roots.
Ernie Smith

How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain

Public Domain Day was yesterday, but you were probably hungover, so here’s how to download the tens of thousands of books that became legal to download for free in 2019.
Caroline Haskins

This 20-Year-Old Is Archiving Thousands of Flash Banner Ads From the Early 2000s

He's saved 4 gigabytes of ads so you can relive the old days of online casino and Lower My Bills ads.
Caroline Haskins

The Internet Archive Fixes 9 Million Broken Links on Wikipedia

A heroic, knowledge-saving task involving two of the most important organizations on the internet.
Caroline Haskins

70 Long-Lost Japanese Video Games Have Been Discovered in a 67GB Folder of ROMs on a Private Forum

They were found in a folder called "DO NOT UPLOAD."
Deidre Olsen
Web Archiving

The Internet Archive Can't Preserve the Web's History by Itself

The Joy Reid saga highlights the strengths and weaknesses of web archiving.
Michael L. Nelson
Internet Archive

Relive the Golden Age of Tiger Electronics Handhelds Thanks to the Internet Archive

To save these games, the Internet Archive had to destroy them.
Matthew Gault

The Pentagon Has the Worst PowerPoint Slides You’ve Ever Seen

The military is just like us—it can’t PowerPoint either.
Matthew Gault
data hoarding

Inside the Insane Plan to Build an Unofficial Archive of All of Instagram

Instagram is trying to shut down the project, which has already archived nearly 600 TB of photos from tens of thousands of accounts.
Daniel Oberhaus
Internet Archive

These Ancient GIFs Are a Dose of Good Internet

A treasure trove of early computer graphics.
Rachel Pick

A 15-Year-Old Has Saved an 80GB Archive of Apple Videos From YouTube’s Censors

A massive archive of files deleted by YouTube has been saved as a huge torrent file.
Samantha Cole
What's Dead May Never Die

Flash Will Never Die

Hobbyists and internet historians will never forget—or stop using—everyone's least favorite browser plugin.
Jason Koebler