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<p><b>Home of the Underdogs</b> (abbr. HOTU) was founded by Sarinee Achavanuntakul in September <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998" title="1998">1998</a>, and has grown to be one of the largest <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware" title="Abandonware">abandonware</a> sites on the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet" title="Internet">Internet</a>. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_of_2004" title="As of 2004">As of 2004</a>, it offered reviews for over 5000 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game" title="Game">games</a>,
as well as providing downloads for many games that are no longer
available for purchase. Most games available on the site are for the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_compatible" title="IBM PC compatible">PC</a> (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS" title="DOS">DOS</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows" title="Microsoft Windows">Microsoft Windows</a>), but it also contains a section with games for other platforms.</p>

<p>HOTU tends to focus on underdog games, that is, games that were not
a huge commercial success for whatever reason. Some games are
classified with one of three distinctions:</p>
<ul>
<li><i>Top Dog</i> refers to the real gems that somehow failed, for instance because of poor marketing.</li>
<li><i>Hall of Belated Fame</i> refers to a very small number of games that should have been receiving awards and high ratings everywhere</li>
<li><i>Real Dog</i> refers to those games that failed for a good
reason, usually poor gameplay, but that were requested to be included
on the site by some fans, or fans of related games.</li>
</ul>
<p>The site claims to be more of a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum" title="Museum">museum</a>

than a download site, offering what is now argued to be "great" games
that never received due attention upon their initial releases (the
"underdogs" referred to in the name). Also, the site attempts to comply
with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright" title="Copyright">copyright</a>
regulations; in that if a game available for download becomes once more
available for purchase, or if a game's copyright holder so requests,
they remove the downloadable files, and replace them with a link to the
site selling the game.</p>
<p>The site has a member community with which it communicates through an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum" title="Internet forum">Internet forum</a> and an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat" title="Internet Relay Chat">IRC</a> channel. The site also hosts the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_on_the_Norm" title="Reality on the Norm">Reality on the Norm</a> website.</p>
<p>In the future this website will be based on a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki" title="Wiki">wiki</a> engine, Sarinee is currently looking for help with modifying Wiki codebases.</p>

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