LunchTimeWaster: Pong

Ah Pong. The father of games, the granddaddy of them all. Where it all began, the start of something special, the birth of video games as we know them — please stop me if you’re getting bored — the game that started a revolution, the one where… alright, I’ve ran out of clichés. It’s Pong. One of the first games ever made. And now you can play it at the new Atari Arcade from within your browser — complete with HTML5, multi-touch and multiplayer support in Internet Explorer 10. It also works great in Internet Explorer 9 on a Windows 7 PC, or any other modern browser.

Celebrating Atari’s 40th Anniversary, Atari Arcade lets you spend your lunchtime playing updated versions of legendary games like Asteroids, Combat, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout and Yar’s Revenge. Look out for new gameplay features, real-time battles, updated graphics, plus Facebook and Twitter integration.

Think you’re a Pong champion? Leave your top score below.

And don’t forget to enter Kotaku’s competition to
win this awesome Atari Arcade unit worth $2903!

If you’re a developer, check out the Atari software development kit to build your own games on the Atari Arcade platform. It’s the beginning of a new class of touch-enabled web experiences powered by Internet Explorer 10.


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