Soon, a super console that plays every game ever invented

February 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI  

London, February 17 (ANI): Techies have come up with a super console that can read original formats of every computer game ever unveiled.

Experts at the University of Portsmouth, along with assistance from across Europe and America, have invented KEEP that can save a huge amount of digital information including both classics and new games.

The 2-million-pound console has been expected to contain, in 2010, the equivalent of 18 million times the information in all the books ever written, all with a single click, reports the Daily Star.

Dr Janet Delve said: People dont think twice about saving files digitally, from snapshots taken on camera phone to national or regional archives.

But every digital file risks being lost either by degrading or by the technology used to read it disappearing altogether. Theres a very real risk that we could bequeath a blank spot in history.

Dr David Anderson added: Early hardware like games consoles and computers are already found in museums.

But if you cant show visitors what they did, by playing the software on them, it would be much the same as putting musical instruments on display but throwing away all the music. For future generations it would be a cultural catastrophe.

Computer games expert Dan Pinchbeck also said: You can actually boot up and experience these historical artefacts not just read about them, but in the case of games, actually play, get a feel for what they are really like and how they work. (ANI)

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