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Google commemorates Atari Breakout with a fully playable easter egg in Google Images


Classic game Atari Breakout is celebrating its 37 year anniversary this month (or last depending on who you ask) and to commemorate the occasion Google has decided to roll out a fully playable version of the game within Google Images. 

To access the game, go to Google image search and search for “Atari breakout.” 

For those unfamiliar with the classic follow up to Pong, the first prototype of the game was developed by Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in four days and nights during their days at Atari before founding Apple.  Wozniak has since told the now famous story of Jobs paying him just half of an agreed upon $700, despite Atari paying Jobs close to $5000 in bonuses for reducing the number of chips necessary to manufacture the game. Wozniak later said his work on Breakout influenced aspects of the Apple II such as color graphics.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.