Microsoft Brings SkiFree Back For Internet Explorer 11 PromoBy: Zach Walton - October 3, 2013
Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it was bringing back Windows 95 pack-in game Hover as an HTML5-powered Web-based game to show off the capabilities of Internet Explorer 11. That’s all well and good, but I think many of us would have preferred it if Microsoft brought back another one of its more beloved pack in games – SkiFree.
In a twist of luck, Microsoft has started up a campaign called #NewAndImproved to hammer home the idea that Internet Explorer 11 is the best thing ever. While that may not be the case, the ads that accompany it certainly are. For instance, here’s what Microsoft envisions a new and improved version of SkiFree would look like:
I personally enjoyed the actual skiing aspects of SkiFree, but I can’t deny it – a game starring the infamous yeti could be the best game ever made. Unfortunately, it’s not real and probably won’t be unless some SkiFree superfan approaches Microsoft about making a sequel. I’d be all for it, but I don’t know if we could deal with a new generation of children growing up in fear of yetis.
As an added bonus, Microsoft also came up with a way to make brushing your teeth more fun. Can’t say I’m a fan, but some toothbrush manufacturer is probably now kicking his/herself over not coming up with something like it sooner:[Image: internetexplorer/YouTube]