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If you have a hard time picturing what your childhood would have been like without blasting asteroids to smithereens or battling your friends in Pong, you’re in for a treat. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, you’re still in for a lot of fun, thanks to Atari. The venerable game maker is partnering with Internet Explorer to launch Atari Arcade, complete with a ton of Atari’s best-loved games.

Atari’s 40-year anniversary and Internet Explorer’s upcoming version 10 are the reasons for the new, HTML5-based online game platform. Multiple browsers are supported, but Internet Explorer gets the ad-free version. Microsoft is using the platform to showcase Internet Explorer’s HTML5 support.

Atari Arcade On Internet Explorer

“Atari and Microsoft have had a long and successful history on Xbox LIVE and in the digital space,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari. “The reimagined Atari Arcade expands this partnership in a new direction, in keeping with our current digital strategy, making it easier than ever for gamers around the world to access our renowned franchises, through the power and flexibility of an HTML5 based platform.”

If you’re a developer, stay tuned. You’ll be able to get a hold of CreateJS so you can put your game-creating skills to the test. And if you’re headed to PAX Prime (now through September 2), check out Internet Explorer’s booth in the north lobby for more Atari Arcade fun. Also, don’t miss the promo video with Nolan Bushnell.

Ahh the good old days. Im not that old but sure have played these classics games.


nicoletoledo wrote:

Ahh the good old days. Im not that old but sure have played these classics games.

thats amusing  and honest to  boot    yep I remember having a slight wristt/  hand thing problemo " thingy'" playing the Defender game on Atari > & had to take a break to honestly re-consider since playing musical instruments  [hand percussion] was a boatload of my livelihood at the time.

Pretty sure there are plenty of good ol game to play


You can never go wrong with bringing classic games back and vamping up the graphics. I myself have played atari games since the original atari and I love them :)

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That is awesome. These are perfect for wasting a few minutes here and there when bored and taking a break.


Spent a lot of time, and lots of quarters playing Asteroids. This sounds like a great idea!


Really nice, i'll have to try this ! Played Asteroids too (even if i'm not really old yes i did hihi).

Old days coming back ? Sounds great to me ! hehe


I can haz ponginvaders?


Now, this is something I can get excited about. The good 'ole games that got me through my childhood....yes please!