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    September 27, 2017

    Surprise! Google revives 19 of its best Doodles for its 19th birthday

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    Google has reinvigorated 19 of its best doodles to serve on its homepage today in celebration of the company’s 19th birthday.

    Google has accumulated a history of serving up memorable doodles on its front page, and now the company has provided a new way for fans to celebrate the firm’s 19th birthday – through a spinner selection of its 19 most popular Doodles.

    Users who land on Google’s front page today – or who alternatively search for ‘Google birthday surprise spinner’ will be presented with a wheel of fortune wherein the search engine will suggest one of 19 Doodles to play.

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    Among them is the signature Doodle celebrating Beethoven’s 245th birthday, or the Magic Cat Academy game that debuted for Halloween in 2016.

    There are also a few new entries present – namely, the Mountain View company debuted a new Snake game (meaning you won’t have to purchase the new Nokia 3310 to play the title) in its Search Funbox, in addition to tic-tac-toe and an Earth Day quiz.

    The wheel also prevents fan favourites such as Pac Man, which famously arrived in browser windows in 2010 and robbed office spaces around the world of work ethic for at least a good portion of a day.

    The Mountain View firm’s birthday arrives just a few days before its next special event, where the company is widely expected to drop both a new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone.

    Earlier leaks have revealed that the company may further release a ‘mini’ variant of its Home smart speaker, and that a new Chromebook – dubbed the Pixelbook – may also be on the launch roster.

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    What are your thoughts? Which game on today’s Google Doodle is your favourite? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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