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Google’s latest surprise is Google Image Breakout

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Do yourself a favor right now. Google “Atari Breakout” and then select “Images.” Actually, let me save you the trouble. Click this link right now. You can thank me later.

If you were using an approved web browser, perhaps Chrome or Firefox, you were treated to a delightful surprise the moment the page loaded. Google has decided to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Atari’s Breakout with an easter egg! Searching for that turn and selecting the Image search will transform your browser into a Breakout game. The image results become bricks and your mouse will control the paddle as it moves back and forth, destroying each one with a ball. Naturally, you get a score for your efforts.

I managed to get 520 points, before it offered a “new” search for cheesecake and generated a new level. At which point I decided I should probably get on here and tell you all about it. You can play Image Breakout endlessly, if you like, so long as you don’t run out of balls. You only get five. Once your game ends, you get the option to share your score on Google Plus, learn more about Breakout, play again or do an actual image search. I recommend keep playing. Because really, at 8:45pm at night, it’s not like you have anything better to do.

It’s the little things like this that make me love Google more and more. This easter egg is even better than the “Do a Barrel Roll” easter egg that came up back in 2011. Ah, memories. I can’t wait to see what the site has planned for us next. Now, if you would excuse me, I need to get back to Google’s Image Breakout. I’ve got to see just how high of a score I can earn. I won’t be satisfied unless I earn at least 2,000 points, maybe even 3,000.

Site [Google Image Breakout]

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