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Microsoft partners with Atari to bring 8 classic games to HTML-5 enabled browsers

Microsoft partners with Atari to bring back 8 classic games to HTML5-enabled browsers

By Trace Hagan from Aug 30, 2012 @ 14:26 CDT

Just what we need, Microsoft, more time wasters! You're the reason I'm so far behind in my studies. Now, Microsoft has partnered with Atari to bring back eight of Atari's classic games to HTML5-enabled browsers. The titles brought back include Asteroids, Combat, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, and Yar's Revenge.


Most modern browsers such as Chrome, the latest Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari support HTML5, so you should have no trouble playing the games. This is a Microsoft tactic to market Internet Explorer better as well as Atari trying to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its cult-classic Pong.

Users who play on browsers other than Internet Explorer will see pre-roll ads as well as banner ads. The games are optimized for touch, so use on a mobile device with a touchscreen is recommended. Since Mobile Safari and IE both support HTML5, this shouldn't be an issue. The HTML 5 games should be up on Atari's website "shortly."


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