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Game Description:In 1972, an aspiring entrepreneur named Nolan Bushnell played a game of electronic ping-pong on the Magnavox Odyssey at a demonstration. Soon after, Bushnell founded Atari, Inc. with the idea of creating a racing game, but Bushnell worried that his newest hire engineer Al Alcorn wouldn't be able to grasp the concept. Bushnell asked Alcorn to create a table tennis game to get his feet wet. PONG was the product. On a black and white display, two lines at opposite ends of the screen move up and down as they try to meet a square ball steadily bouncing back and forth across the screen. If a line misses the ball, the opponent gets a point. Score the most points to win.
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  • X-Play's Top Five Video Game Duos Of All Time

    In the video you see below, X-Play takes a look at the top five video game duos of all time... hey, they forgot left paddle and right paddle from Pong--the relationship between those two is epic. Watch Larger Version of this Video

    Posted January 29, 2010

    X-Play's Top Five Video Game Duos Of All Time
  • Barack Obama Loves 'Pong,' Change

    Barack Obama is a gamer! The would-be presidential contender Barack Obama was asked by Entertainment Weekly what the last videogame he played was, and he said Pong. "That gives you a sense of my age. I loved that game," Obama said. How Obama's love of the fast-paced game of paddles and bloops originally released in 1972 will affect...

    Posted August 7, 2008| 29 Comments

    Barack Obama Loves 'Pong,' Change
  • Jack Thompson was Right!

    No witty blog post can do this video justice. Just watch. Watch Larger Version of this Video

    Posted July 15, 2008| 12 Comments

    Jack Thompson was Right!
  • PONG 40th Anniversary Trailer

    Posted: November 29, 2012

    1,782 Views | 00:37

  • Atari 40th Anniversary

    Posted: July 16, 2012

    1,924 Views | 02:45

  • Top 100 Video Games of All Time #100 - Pong

    Posted: June 11, 2012

    29,735 Views | 02:04