For a brief, magical time, Twitter resembled a classic arcade, thanks to the ability to embed MS-DOS games in tweets. But that's all over now, as support for the feature has been removed.
The news isn't particularly surprising. The feature, which made it possible to embed classic games in tweets simply by linking to their Internet Archive page, was actually in violation of Twitter's rules for its cards. While the company hasn't officially said anything about the removal of the feature, gaming is prohibited under its developer guidelines. "Do not build end-to-end interactive experiences inside the video or audio player unrelated to player card content," the company explains.
It's disappointing that you can no longer play Pac-man in a tweet, but at least you can still play it right here on this website.