Atari Brings Arcade Classics to Your Browser

Atari Brings Arcade Classics to Your Browser

In honor of Pong's 40th Anniversary, Atari releases its classics for free online.

Would you like a free game? And a time machine? Well, you're in luck; in honor of Pong's 40th Anniversary Atari has re-released some of its old favorites, optimized for Internet Explorer. There's some Yar fellow out for revenge, centipedes are running amok in the garden and missiles are closing in fast on your command, all of which can be experienced for free at Atari's new Arcade website.

Well, so long as you don't mind the occasional advertisement. Microsoft has partnered with Atari this time out, so those of you with Internet Explorer - preferably the latest version - can enjoy Atari's nirvana trouble-free. The rest of you, with your Chromes, Safaris and so on, will have to endure advertisements for perhaps 20 seconds before getting the gaming pleasure you came in for. The graphics and sound have been updated, so the games seem a lot prettier than they did back in the day, but gameplay hasn't altered.

The full list includes: Super Breakout, Yars' Revenge, Asteroids, Pong, Missile Command, Lunar Lander, Combat and Centipede. These can be played multiplayer or single, and there is social networking functionality. Your tolerance for the graphic and sound upgrades may determine whether or not you like these titles, but they did come to you free of charge, for what that's worth.

Source: Eurogamer

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Being subjected to an ad to avert myself of using the absolute worst fucking browser in the world?
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Grenge Di Origin:
Being subjected to an ad to avert myself of using the absolute worst fucking browser in the world?
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That image is actually a good description of Atari's pogress since the 80's.

It doesn't work for me, any thing i click the carousell on the left just rolls.

Man you would give me Yar's revenge on labour day weekend....Well I had planned for very much productivity this weekend anyway.

missle command .. i still have the touch :D

Wow. The games actually work without Flash or Silverlight. Given who's sponsoring it, I'm surprised.

And I'm getting absolutely tired of Microsoft trying to promote Internet Explorer as a superior way to Internet. They have nothing whatsoever to gain even if people did start using it more; it's just a waste of ad money. Unless they're actually deluded into thinking that they can take back their old market share and "take over the Internet" or whatever they were trying to do back in the '90s.

 

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