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Play Updated Retro Arcade Games for Free Courtesy of Microsoft

As part of a promotion for Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft comissioned Atari to update several classic retro games from the arcade and the Atari consoles. Fortunately for those of us looking for a retro gaming fix, you can play the games in any HTML5-enabled browser.

While game play is really smooth on most games there are a few little quirks that using Internet Explorer 10 does take care of. First, if you’re not on IE10, you’ll see a little advertisement before you begin playing each game. Second, some games call on some of the new touch/motion variable functionality built into IE10 for the Windows 8 tablet experience and they’ll stall out when they reach the point in the game they need to call that variable. That said, we played quite a few games without any hiccups at all.

Hit up the link below to play classics like Asteroids, Lunar Lander, Pong, Super Breakout, and more.

Atari IE10 Promo Gallery [Atari]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/31/12

Comments (3)

  1. Jay Wiese

    Irony- Atari commissioned Steve Jobs to design a prototype for Breakout in 1975.

  2. bluelord

    unbelievable.. !!! even after all this while.. classics are .. and always will be classic!

  3. Mr. Boss

    They’re supposed to be HTML5, right? Why does it tell me I need flash?

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