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08.12.14
Relive the BBS dream (nightmare?) with Level 29
08.12.14

Relive the BBS dream (nightmare?) with Level 29

Do you hate the current Internet and wish you could go back to the days of boring text on a blank...

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12.21.13
The Game Archaeologist: Revisiting the BBS
12.21.13

The Game Archaeologist: Revisiting the BBS

Back in 2010 (2010, really? Wow.) I gave a broad overview of the history and importance of the BBS...

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07.31.13
This is the Modem World: The sinister side of the '80s BBS
07.31.13

This is the Modem World: The sinister side of the '80s BBS

Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the...

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03.09.13
The Game Archaeologist: GameLine
03.09.13

The Game Archaeologist: GameLine

Modern MMO gamers are blessed with plenty of conveniences that we take for granted. One such con...

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08.21.12
Back in the BBS days: how-to helps newbs navigate to a pre-internet playground
08.21.12

Back in the BBS days: how-to helps newbs navigate to a pre-internet playground

The web has an origin story, one that predates any cozy trip in the wayback machine. That's b...

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04.14.12
BBS version of Google takes you back in time, won't hog your phone line
04.14.12

BBS version of Google takes you back in time, won't hog your phone line

If the third digit of your birth year is a nine (or heck, a zero), you'll likely never have ex...

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01.24.12
The Game Archaeologist's World of Warcraft confession
01.24.12

The Game Archaeologist's World of Warcraft confession

As you may well know by now, I wasn't an early adopter of the MMO scene apart from a brief e...

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01.10.12
The Game Archaeologist moves into Lucasfilm's Habitat: Part 1
01.10.12

The Game Archaeologist moves into Lucasfilm's Habitat: Part 1

For some of you reading this, you may simply never have known a world before the internet existe...

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04.26.11
The Game Archaeologist plays with MUDs: Your journeys, part 1
04.26.11

The Game Archaeologist plays with MUDs: Your journeys, part 1

What a long, strange trip it's been back through the heyday of multi-user dungeons and the m...

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