- The Cutting Room Floor – wiki on cut content from video games
- Hidden Palace – wiki on prototypes and unreleased video games
- noclip.website – ultra cool site to view 3D video game worlds right in your browser!
- Gaming Alexandria – games preservation group with Japanese magazine scans and more
- shmuplations – translations of Japanese game developer interviews throughout history
- GameHacking.org – your one stop shop for handcrafted video game cheat codez
- Dinosaur Dracula! (formerly X-Entertainment) – 80s/90s pop culture (& more) blog I been following for like 15+ years... ♥ it.
- VGMRips – emulated game soundtrack rips for arcade & others
- VGMusic – it still exists and it still looks exactly how you remember it
- Winamp Skin Museum – an interactive archive of 65,000 old Winamp skins
- Rockman Corner – Mega Man news blog
- Sonic HQ – the ultimate Sonic source since 1998 :-)
- Sega Retro – wiki on everything Sega... every. single. thing.
- SMS Power! – your home for everything 8-bit Sega
- Planet Virtual Boy – your home for everything Virtual Boy
- Pokémon-Mini.net – your home for everything Pokémon Mini
- GifCities – GeoCities gif search engine (powered by the invaluable Internet Archive)
- Super Page 58 – an ongoing archive of classic UK teletext gaming publication Digitiser
- Femicom – digital museum of the oft ignored world of girl gamez
- Title Scream – 8/16-bit title screens
- 16colo.rs – ascii/ansi art archive
- lain game – the Serial Experiments Lain game for PlayStation, in website form
- Brave – a privacy-focussed web browser with automatic ad & tracker blocking
- Flashpoint – a Flash preservation project. a client allows you to search, download, and run a massive collection of stuff.
- foobar2000 – simple audio player with several plugins for playing emulated game soundtrack rips
- PNGGauntlet – compress your PNGs (by 50% or more!) before uploading to save on storage/bandwidth/whatever. (all my personal PNG files on this site were ran through this.)
- Sumatra PDF – just a nice, simple PDF/CBZ/etc reader
- VLC media player – a very robust media player that supports many formats
- YY-CHR – a tile viewer for digging through the graphics of old game roms. (partly used for my NES CHR page.)
- The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack – classic pixel bitmap fonts for modern use
- bsnes-plus – SNES emulator. A fork of the incredible bsnes, with some added debugging functionality. (R.I.P. near)
- Dolphin – GameCube/Wii emulator. Tons of support. Truly a triumph in community effort.
- DuckStation – PS1 emulator. A surprising new project that's super fast, simple, and lightweight. Offers dynamic resolution options, including widescreen in some cases. One to watch.
- FCEUX – NES emulator. I dunno, there's probably better options out there, but this is the one I use.
- FinalBurn Neo – Arcade emulator. Famous for NeoGeo and CPS1/CPS2, but seems to support a bunch of random stuff now. The official successor to "Alpha".
- melonDS – DS emulator. Includes uprezing options, which can really make those low poly 3D games pop.
- Mesen – NES/SNES emulators. Also seem pretty good.
- mGBA – GBA/GB emulator. It can uprez "Mode 7" type graphics, which really cleans up games like F-Zero and Mario Kart.
- PPSSPP – PSP emulator. Sort of Dolphin-esque in its level of polish. Quite nice.
- Ruffle – Flash Player emulator. Adopted by a number of familiar sites after Flash was killed off. And you can embed it on your site. Far from complete, but making strong progress.
some ppl still use this right?