Williston, SC November 1, 2007 -- Console Classix, is celebrating 30 years of home video console gaming by offering free access to part of its library. Free access includes games from Nintendo's NES, ColecoVision, and the Atari 2600, which launched in 1977. Console Classix, with nearly 3,000 titles features the largest library of classic console games that are legally playable anywhere online, including services such as GameTap, Xbox Live Arcade, and the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console.
"Console Classix was founded to help preserve console gaming history," says Aaron Ethridge, Owner of Console Classix. "The 30th Anniversary of the Atari 2600 is an exciting event, and I'm very pleased that we can be part of that legacy. By offering the games that made Atari great, we allow veteran players a chance to relive the past and provide younger gamers a chance to see where today's games were born. That is what Console Classix all about… preserving what the gaming industry has produced so it can be enjoyed throughout the future."
Console Classix currently offers more than 3,000 classic console games for nine different consoles available to play on a Windows PC, with new games being added on a weekly basis.
Console Classix games originally appeared on console video game systems including:
- <*>Atari 2600*> <*>ColecoVision*> <*>Game Boy*> <*>Game Boy Color*> <*>Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)*> <*>Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)*> <*>Sega Game Gear*> <*>Sega Genesis*> <*>Sega Master System*>
Minimum System requirements:
- <*>Windows 98, 2000, XP, or Vista*> <*>DirectX 8.0*> <*>Pentium 500 Mhz*> <*>256 Megs of RAM*>
Free Lite Console Classix Subscriptions are now available, which include access to hundreds of Nintendo (NES), Atari 2600, and ColecoVision games. To access the other console games subscription fees are $5 per month or $50 annually.
Free full accounts for members of the press are available immediately for those planning reviews of the Console Classix service.
Aaron Ethridge is available for interviews. For further media information, please contact: James Hills, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 630-233-8336.
About Console Classix ( http://www.consoleclassix.com):
Console Classix was formed in January 2001, by Aaron and Joshua Ethridge and Jonathan Cooper. The service was launched in June of 2001 and has grown from only a handful of initial subscribers to more than 3,000 active paying customers and currently hosts more than 300,000 free subscribers. Console Classix features nearly 3,000 games on 9 classic console systems, with new games added weekly.