Rare Video Games You’ll Never Get To Play – Geek.com
There’s tons of video games out there. Here’s a list of many of them that you’ll probably not get to play.
Time is cruel, deadly even. We all know each and every person will die someday, but art is supposed to be the thing that outlasts us. It’s the immortal glue of culture. Unfortunately, art can fall prey to time as well, especially more obscure art. Estimates say that half of all films made in the first half of the medium’s life are now lost. Then think about all of the books and paintings and epic stone tablet poems we’ve lost over thousands of years. It’s a miracle anything is ever saved at all.
Video games are especially guilty of failing to preserve their legacy. Part of it is that the speed at which technology changes makes it hard to maintain the past, especially the weird analog past. But a lot of it is industry greed and laziness and “anti-piracy” measures. And now, even though gaming hasn’t been around for that long, there are a bunch of games nearly lost to time. These are video games that are now so rare you’ll most likely never get to play them. We can’t even get good screenshots of them!
Here’s one example: