Atari celebrates 40 years of Pong with iOS game, Xbox 360 mod

Jos

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Pong, the famed table-tennis arcade game whose mainstream success spawned a burgeoning video game industry celebrated its 40th anniversary yesterday. To commemorate the occasion, Atari released Pong World for iOS, and is offering a chance for its Facebook fans to...

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TomSEA

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40 years, eh? I still have an original Pong TV console game that my family bought way back in the day.
 

NTAPRO

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What was pong made with back then, assembly? lol

Nvm, looks like pong and c were in the same year...
 
G

Guest

Pffffft

no android version..... I hope the left and "Original" mode
 
Actually PONG was "engineered" not programmed... these were the days of using gate level chips, simple on/off chips to generate video, audio and movement. No CPU, no "Intel inside" and no ROM chips or programming code...

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