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Hey Got Gamers,
Can you believe that 40 years ago Pong was released? In 1972 it was among the 1st arcade games ever made. It laid the foundation for the current videogame industry we have now, and witnessed the birth of Atari at the same time. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Atari, and also the upcoming launch of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft is unveiling an HTML5 powerered, multi-touch and multi-player platform called Atari Arcade. To be honest, at the moment it’s more like the Atari break-room. The platform currently only consists of modern takes on 8 popular Atari classics:
However, that won’t be the way of things forever. There are current plans to add more games based on the 100 plus titles in the Atari line up.
I also wouldn’t live up to my title of cynic if I didn’t point out that there is a “but” in this situation. In reality, these are all new games, with new graphics, gameplay features and coded with Internet Explorer 10 in mind. The important part about that last sentence is that the games are made to be played on Internet Explore 10, and to a lesser extent other newer internet browsers.
I attempted to access the Atari Arcade on a work computer that runs Internet Explorer 7 on a business edition of Microsoft XP, and the Atari Arcade website said that both my Internet Explorer program and my operating system were out of date. At least to out of date to play the Atari Arcade games, and thus I was refused access to that website. However, on a laptop that runs Windows Vista and Firefox I could play these games.
On a side note, if you ever find yourself running Internet Explorer 10 you can play these game without ads.