That Time When You Could Embed And Play Classic MS-DOS Games in Your Tweets

by • May 4, 2015 • Social Fun, TwitterComments Off on That Time When You Could Embed And Play Classic MS-DOS Games in Your Tweets4098

You think Twitter can get boring? Always the same lines, the same images in your timeline? Well there is a very fun way to break the norm: embed classic MS-DOS video games in your tweets!

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Spotted by Wired, it turns out you could embed many MS-DOS games that have been preserved by the Internet Archive into a tweet. And when you view the tweet from the web interface, you could even play the game directly from within Twitter!

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All you needed to do is copy and paste the URL of the game of your choice from the Internet Archive into your tweet. The rest is magic.


After a few test, it seems that this great feature is not very stable though. While we had successfully managed to embed some games, some people are now reporting that Twitter actually killed the functionality a few hours ago.

It seems that the feature violated Twitter’s rules around Play Cards, which allow users to embed audio and video clips. According to Twitter’s site, “Player Cards are reserved for linear audio and video consumption only.” not cool Twitter, not cool!

Please bring it back Twitter.


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