Microsoft Introduces Game Room

Sona Charaipotra
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If you miss playing old school video games on your spanking new Atari console then you're in luck:

On Wednesday Microsoft is launching Game Room, a special section for XBox Live (or your PC, if you're not an XBox owner) that offers up your old school faves.

 

Create an avatar, log on and challenge a pal -- or a virtual stranger -- to the first batch of games, which will include Asteroids Deluxe, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Red Baron, Yars' Revenge, and Tempest.

Your favorite not on the list? Be patient. Microsoft eventually plans to expand its collection to more than 1000 games, with new games being added every week. Download the virtual Game Room for free, then pay as you go for single-use game play (about 50 cents per play, using pre-purchased Microsoft points) or buy a game for repeated play.

What's your favorite old school arcade game?

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