‘Pong’ is now half a century old. Pretty much exactly 50 years ago, Atari released Pong. It wasn’t the first video game ever created, nor the original take on virtual table tennis – But in Pong, the early video game industry was born in 1972. A few years later, the home version of Pong would become an instant success. The success of Pong and Home Pong gave Atari the resources and expertise needed to create the Atari 2600.
Nowadays you can play Pong on-line on your web browser.
Did you know that Pong type games were once included in several TVs as built-in feature? And that there was once also a “Pong In A Chip“?
And there were Finnish engineers from Salora involved in the creation process of that chip?
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