Window Pong turns your browser into a game

Your browser's pop-up blocker is great when it does what it's supposed to, but it was never programmed to let you play this 1970s arcade classic with your browser windows. Turn it off to get your game on.

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If, for some reason, you've been missing out on a reason not to use your browser's pop-up blocker, here's a new one: Window Pong. The age old game of Pong comes to your browser using separate pop-up windows. You play against a computer that volleys back yet another window that acts as the ball--complete with sound effects. Meanwhile, a fourth window at the top of the screen keeps score of the ordeal, giving the first player to reach five points the win.

Is it practical? No. Is it a great use of JavaScript? Definitely.

I found it to be unplayable on my laptop's track pad, but had slightly better luck with my mouse. If you're looking for a more precise experience, worth checking out is sister project Snake, which emulates the age-old arcade classic popularized by Nokia phones. Better yet, you get to use your arrow keys instead of a mouse.

Both sites were created by Amsterdam-based interface designer Sylvain Vriens as a part of Project-Euh.com, a small collection of interactive Web games and technology demos.

(via Reddit)

Those aren't just random windows, they're paddles and a ball to play the classic arcade game Pong. CNET Networks