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Popular arcade game emulator MAME is going open source

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Unlike most vintage console or computer games, arcade games can be both difficult to find and expensive to buy, so many arcade fans use emulators to create their own homebrewed arcade systems. The Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) has become the most popular emulator for gamers who want to play classic arcade games in their home, and now the team behind MAME has decided to make the emulator completely open source.
“There was intention to do this for years,” MAME engineer Miodrag Milanovic told Gamasutra. “Our aim is to help legal license owners in distributing their games based on MAME platform, and to make MAME become a learning tool for developers working on development boards.”

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5 open source remakes of classic PC games you won't want to miss

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Buying the latest games will typically get you top-quality graphics and an iTunes-ready soundtrack, but that won’t necessarily translate into compelling gameplay. And even if it does, there’s no guarantee you’ll be kept entertained for more than a few hours. The solution? Try one of these open source takes on classic PC games.

Sure, the graphics won’t be as good. There is no chance you’ll want to download the soundtrack, and there will probably be odd glitches and bugs here and there. But, you can be sure the central concept will be great (it’s what inspired the remake in the first place). It’ll have been developed by people who love it, rather than just because they want your cash. And as, in most cases, the projects are still evolving -- with new features, content, missions, expansion packs -- you’ll want to keep playing for a long, long time.

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Gaming Community Asks for Open Source GOG Galaxy Client

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GOG Galaxy is a new gaming client for the GOG distributions service, but for now it's only available for the Windows platform. As a response, the GOG wish list now shows the open source GOG Galaxy client as the most requested item.

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Arduboy puts open source monochrome gaming in your wallet

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All the games that are being published for Arduboy (like Ardumon, Space Rocks, and Alien Attack) will be free and open source. You’re free to remix them as you like, and you can instantly share any game you’ve got installed on your own Arduboy with anyone else who has one in their pocket. For neophyte devs, they’ll even be offering up tutorials to help you create your first Arduboy game.

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