La Cueva de los Clásicos

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La Cueva de los Clásicos is a Spanish speaking web community based at https://www.cuevadeclasicos.org that has played an important role in the incorporation of several Latin American racers to the Stunts community. It has also been the spark for early Stunts championships and remains active today.

Origins

"La Cueva de los Clásicos" is Spanish for "The Cave of Classics", though the actual feeling of the name is better conveyed into English as "The Cavern of Classics", that is, a perhaps dark or sneaky haven of which you find out mouth to mouth from your friends and where you can find classics.

Its beginnings in the early 2000s correspond to the "abandonware era", when the sudden availability of Internet made it possible for gamers to find titles from the last decade very easily. During the proliferation of abandonware sites, La Cueva stood out in the Spanish speaking world for having its own forum. Users would not just get to a site, download what they were looking for and leave. Instead, they registered and made friends which were looking for old games too, so they would even go to the site if they were trying to find a game that wasn't there, because surely somebody would be able to point them in the right direction. This is akin to the case of Home of the Underdogs, but in Spanish.

When commercial game distributors started to get serious in controlling piracy, many abandonware websites were taken down. Some site owners preferred to change the focus of their sites or to try to maintain it, but stopping to provide game downloads or limiting them to freeware and shareware. This was a great blow in general for these sites, as visitors weren't very interested to continue without game downloads. But La Cueva was different. Its community had a lot more to share that game downloads and thus, it remained till today.

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