Previously, keyboard jockeys had but two equally unsavory options for reliving yesteryear's CD-ROM adventures. Hit up eBay and pray someone just cleaned out the basement, or pirate the software. Neither solution was simple or guaranteed a program compatible with current operating systems. Thankfully, Good Old Games, now in open beta, makes it easy to purchase titles via an intuitive storefront, setup software, download manager and installer. The site's caretakers also patch and configure programs to work with Windows XP and Vista. All games come free of copy protection, so you can install on multiple PCs without accessing the Internet for ownership confirmation, and you don't have to worry about the game turning into a brick if the online vendor goes belly up. Thank licensing deals with old-school publishers such as Interplay, whose catalogues stretch nearly 20 years back.