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Encarta MindMaze: Pioneering Edutainment in the 90s

MindMaze blended adventure with learning, making it a favorite part of the 90s digital encyclopedia, Encarta.

The 100 Best Classic Windows Games

Our comprehensive list of trailblazers and hidden gems covers the games that defined our childhoods and set the standard for modern gaming.

WordPad Says Goodbye: A Look Back at the Minimalist Writing App

After 28 faithful years – outliving Internet Explorer, Encarta and the Zune – WordPad's legacy is coming to an end

Mazes & Flying Toasters: The Screensavers That Defined an Era

Screensavers brought computers to life with animations and easter eggs

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A Deep Dive into Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

See how this 4x classic set the stage for every strategy game you're obsessed with today, and learn how you can play Alpha Centauri on today's modern hardware

Classic PC Games

Classic PC Games That Defined the ’80s and ’90s

Iconic titles that pioneered new genres, harnessed groundbreaking technology, and inspire the next generation of games.