Google’s pays tribute to an arcade classic with an amusing little Easter egg built into their image search.
We Internet dwellers have grown quite accustomed to Google’s antics of inserting geeky references into their popular search engine. Heck, I can’t remember the number of times I typed in “do a barrel roll” into the search bar just to see the search page flip 360 degrees.
This time Google has planted yet another splendid time-waster. Just like the “barrel roll” trick, all you need to do is type in “Atari Breakout” into Google’s image search and watch as it turns into a playable clone of the classic arcade game using the pictures of the web as blocks.
Breakout actually turned 37 years-old last month (I’M OLD) and has the cool distinction of being created by Steve Wozniak, who along with the late great Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer. Wozniak was only around 25 when he made the prototype for the game, too.
So lets see, create a landmark videogame and co-found an electronics manufacturer that’s now one of the richest companies on the face of the earth? Sounds like an awesome life in my book. And now it comes full circle thanks to a super neat Google Easter egg.
I hope you make time to check this particular one out. Just be careful not to be sucked in by its block-breaking allure, you could potentially lose a day’s worth of production… uh, like someone who I won’t name and isn’t me.