Turn Your Google Search Into The Atari Classic 'Super Breakout'

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Many Americans have fond memories of their childhood Atari console. Creative Commons

Many Americans remember their first video gaming system quite fondly. For many, that console was the Atari. For those that spent hours playing "PacMan," torpedoing fish in "Seaquest," or even fighting off hamburgers and candy canes by helming a tube of toothpaste in "Plaque Attack," the folks at Google have offered a way to experience the good old days of gaming once again.

Nolan Bushnell is credited with co-creating the Atari console. One of the first games he created, with the help of Steve Bristow, was a 1976 update to the earlier video game "Pong," involving a moving platform and a ball that would deflect off that platform into Tetris-like bars. The game was called "Super Breakout".

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Now, thanks to the search company, people around the world can once again re-experience (or for some, experience for the first time) what initiated the journey toward the Nintendo 64, Wii and PSP.

On Google's homepage, perform an image search for "Atari Breakout." The tiled picture results will soon shrink and become the horizontal bars that appear in "Super Breakout." The platform and ball will appear below, and using the computer's arrow keys, hours of time can begin to be wasted by those that can again enjoy the one-time smash hit Atari game.

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