Off of survival and politics for a minute. I loved pinball machines from a young age. My fondest memories are of my dad taking me to the "Stucco House" for a choc-cola and some pinball. And I progressed from there. I was a young teen in the golden age of the video arcade, then we got an Atari system, and I just kinda never stopped loving those old games. Anybody Else? If you do love old games, you may not have heard of "emulation". This is where your computer "pretends" to be old hardware (like a pacman machine or an atari) so the original software program will run on your computer just like it did on the original machine. Basically, you can play just about ANY old game from your childhood by using an emulator. And they are FREE! Arcade Games - Any of 'em. Over 4,000 are emulated. http://mame32fx.altervista.org/download.htm Old Computer Games - Apple 2, Commodore 64, Amiga, more. Here's a list at wikipedia with links List of computer system emulators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Home Videogames - Atari, Colecovision, Nintendo, Intellivision, Genesis, more. Atari 2600 here http://stella.sourceforge.net/ here's a list with links at wikipedia to a bunch. List of video game console emulators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pinball - Technically a sim - Hundreds of pins from the '30s to present. More complicated... here is a guide http://vpforums.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17218 Even the old Mattel Handheld LED games like Football, Auto Racing, Basketball, they are all available. http://www.peterhirschberg.com/handheld/ledhead/ I don't play modern computer games much, I don't own a playstation or an Xbox, but I love my old games so much that I bought an adapter for my computer so I can use a real atari joystick while playing atari on it. I also (a long time ago) paid 600 bucks for a custom made arcade cabinet control panel for my arcade game emulators. It's got a spinner for games like "Tempest" and a trackball for games like "Centipede", and it even has pinball buttons on the side. If there is ANY old game you remember and would like to play again, let me know and I'll help you out.