Another day, another new game streaming service, but Plex Arcade went the retro gaming route. The company partnered with Atari to bring gamers a fully licensed catalog of classic titles right out of the box, including Centipede, Lunar Lander, Motor Psycho, Missile Command, Combat, Dark Chambers, Desert Falcon, Food Fight, Haunted House and more. Since these aren’t the latest and greatest games, a subscription will cost just $2.99 per month.
To get started, all you need is the latest Plex Media Server, create a new Games library, just like you would for any of your existing media types, and you’re ready to play. If you’re interested and not sure if it’s worth the money, the company is offering a 7-day free trial for a limited time for existing Plex subscribers. You can use nearly any Bluetooth or USB game controller, like the Sony DualShock 4 or Xbox One controllers.
- Hd audio and video (720p) with 16: 9/ 4: 3 Switch (HD cable only)
- High compatibility with (NTSC/PAL) NES, Super NES/Super Famicom, and Genesis/Mega drive cartridges
There are a few limitations you should be aware of: For now, the server only works on Windows and macOS (sorry, Parsec doesn’t offer their libraries on Linux or other platforms currently, meaning it is not available for servers running on Linux, NAS devices, or NVIDIA SHIELD); and gameplay is restricted to Android (mobile and TV), iOS, tvOS, and the Chrome web browser,” said Plex in a statement.