Bored before the holiday? Go play the game built into today’s Google Doodle – TechCrunch

The concept of a Google Doodle — the little widget that sometimes replaces the Google logo on the company’s main search page — has gotten a lot more complex over the The first one (from 1998!) was just a simple static image of the Google logo with a Burning Man logo behind it, meant [&…

The concept of a Google Doodle — the little widget that sometimes replaces the Google logo on the company’s main search page — has gotten a lot more complex over the The first one (from 1998!) was just a simple static image of the Google logo with a Burning Man logo behind it, meant [&…

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You should be able to find it on Google’s homepage — though, as far as I can tell, it’ll only appear there for US visitors.   If you’re outside of the US (or if you’re reading this after July 4th), you should be able to find it in Google’s Doodle archive here.

Though it’ll probably only live on Google’s homepage for a day or two, it’s a full-fledged (and, well, pretty addictive) baseball game, complete with sound, cutesie animated characters, and more.

The concept of a Google Doodle — the little widget that sometimes replaces the Google logo on the company’s main search page — has gotten a lot more complex over the years.

The idea is simple: wait for the pitch, time your swing, get points as your ketchups and burgers and whatnot (all the characters are July 4th BBQ staples) round the bases.

The first one (from 1998! ) was just a simple static image of the Google logo with a Burning Man logo behind it, meant to indicate that everyone behind the scenes was off in the desert.

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