Atari Arcade: Gaming Reimagined Presented by Internet Explorer
Article by George Norman
On 04 Sep 2012
Microsoft and the Internet Explorer (IE) team were excited to unveil Atari Arcade.

Fans of classic arcade games such as Pong will be just as excited as Microsoft was to announce the launch of Atari Arcade. With the aim of showcasing what can be done with HTML5 in a modern browser such as Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), Microsoft launched Atari Arcade in partnership with Atari and Grant Skinner. Microsoft touted the fact that Atari Arcade reimagines classic Atari games in glorious touch enabled HTML5.


“Forty years ago gaming required a dedicated console, but today the web is an incredibly rich platform that has the power to drive games and bring entirely new methods of interaction with games, like touch, that were not possible in a browser just a few short years ago,” explained Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari. “What is exciting about gaming on the web is the reach it offers. It is not a potential audience of thousands, or millions, but billions of people that can access and enjoy gaming online!”

If you’re anxious to get started with Atari Arcade, then go ahead and click this link.

The website is host to 8 classic Atari games. Besides the aforementioned Pong, Atari Arcade is home to the following titles: Asteroids, Combat, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Super Breakout, and Yar’s Revenge. New games will be added to the list in the coming months, Microsoft explained. Many other titles from Atari’s library of over 100 classic games will be hosted on Atari Arcade.

Microsoft encourages you to play the games available on Atari Arcade on a Windows 8-powered touch device with IE10, but you can just as well play the games on a Windows 7-powered PC with IE9 or with another modern browser that provides support for HTML5, like Chrome, Firefox or Opera.

Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer, IE, HTML5, Atari, Atari Arcade, gaming
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