Google Easter egg lets you play Atari’s Breakout

In what's becoming a spring tradition, Google has hidden another video game–inspired Easter egg in its powerful search engine.

 

Fernando Alfonso III

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Published May 14, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 4:00 pm CDT

In what’s becoming a spring tradition, Google has hidden another video game–inspired Easter egg in its powerful search engine.

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This time, Google’s celebrating the 37-year anniversary of Atari’s Breakout, one of the most influential video games in history. 

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To find the Easter egg, type “Atari Breakout” into Google’s image search engine (or just click that link). When the results come up, the images transform into bricks and a movable paddle appears.

In April 2012, Google paid homage to Starcraft by allowing people to shoot colorful letter O’s as if they were killing Zergs, a race of insectoids.

If you can’t get caught playing Breakout at work, we made a GIF version for you:

Photo via turtletechie

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*First Published: May 14, 2013, 10:48 am CDT