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Internet Arcade: 9 classic games you can play from your browser right now

Back in the 1980s, for some teenagers, the coolest place to be was in a dark, cavernous arcade where games like Galaga and Centipede were mastered one furious push of a button at a time.

Now you can play classic arcade games in your browser —┬áno joystick or coin required thanks to the Internet Arcade. A collection of dozens of games from the 1970s to the 1990s, each runs over emulation software in the browser. The results can be shaky; the sound scratchy.

But there’s nothing like the simple joy of some of these games. Here are nine to play right now.

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