Microsoft Brings Classic Atari Games Back to Life

Microsoft teamed up with video game maker Atari to port its slew of classic games to the HTML5/touchscreen generation. The first eight games to see the light of day include: Pong, Asteroids, Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Super Breakout and Yars’ Revenge. Both company’s said hundreds more will be added over time.

The games are optimized for Internet Explorer 10 and touch controls, but also work well on any other modern browser.

Atari Arcade, which we first wrote about two years ago, looks like it’ll be a lot of fun for old fans and new ones when it gets revamped. I imagine there are a lot of kids that grew up with Atari in the 70s and 80s that are now fathers hoping to share those games with their kids. It’s funny how many of those Atari games seem perfect for the simple gaming of the iPad-era.

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