Encarta MindMaze: Pioneering Edutainment in the 90s

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

SimTower game at the ground floor showing offices and busy elevators

How SimTower Elevated the Simulation Genre to Great New Heights

From cheat codes to sky-high strategies, get your blueprints ready to build the tower — and elevator network — of your dreams.

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

Running Windows on Anything but a Computer

Just when we thought we've seen everything from Windows 95/98/XP, the retrocomputing community takes old software and old hardware and manages to make something new

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.