Editors note: The feature showcased in this article seems to have been disabled subsequent to this article being published. No word on when the feature will be operational again.
The internet is always going to be full of little surprises. A few months ago, we told you about the online archive that now made it possible to play thousands of MS-DOS games on your internet browser for free. Well it was reported today, through Wired.com, that these browser friendly DOS games are able to be shared and enjoyed through more than just the website. It seems, for some reason, placing the URL for one of the games inside of a tweet, makes the game available to play directly inside that tweet. Want to let your buddy know about one of the games in the archive? Why take the extra time to send them to the site and search their library when you can simply tweet it at them and let them play the game right away? Even embedding the tweet on websites brings the embedded game along with it.
https://t.co/d7xNOrM3F6 Get On It, kids
— Matt Delhauer (@MattDelhauer) April 30, 2015
Now you are free to play and enjoy the original Metal Gear right here in the middle of this story, instead of having to search it our for yourself. You’re welcome readers.
Now, losing productivity at work is even easier than the MS-DOS archive made it originally. Yes, I did play Metal Gear while tweeting that out, and again when I was supposed to be writing. The tweeted games do not, however, transfer over well to phones and tablets, since the archive is not built to utilize touch screen or phone keyboard mechanics. So for now, you will need to stick to your computer screens for some classic fun.
How many of you played the Metal Gear copy I linked? How many have put out your own tweets with games in them? Let us know in the comments below.