Microsoft and Atari collaborate to launch a new website that allows Internet Explorer users to play eight classic Atari games, Asteroids, Centipede, Mission Command, Lunar Lander, Pong, Combat, Super Breakout and Yars' Revenge.
The classic games will work on any HTML5 supported browser including Chrome however anyone not using Internet Explorer will see advertisements.
Atari.com/Arcade is built on HTML 5 and as such, does not require plugins in order to play any of the 8 classic games. In addition, if you are visiting the site on a Windows 8 machine using Internet Explorer 10 you will see additional benefits such as hardware acceleration built in to the browser allowing the games to run faster and smoother, touch screen controls, multi-player support and more.
Atari is also working on adding more classic Atari designed games over the coming months and has also provide an API to allow third-party developers to submit their own games for inclusion on the site.