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40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..

 
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40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..
Now here's an anniversary to make you feel old. Pong is 40 this week.

The classic video game, one of the first to reach mainstream popularity, was officially released on November 29, 1972 - 40 years ago this Thursday.
The two-dimensional table tennis simulator, the first release by Atari, is credited with being one of the progenitors of the video games industry, which is now worth a phenomenal $65billion a year.




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:pingpong:
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Nice.... Love that.... I was blown away the first time I played it!!
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:pingpong:
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OYE did you also have a Spectrum or Commodore?
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Re: 40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..
40 years ago... when the world was simple
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Re: 40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..
Pong was not the beginning. Atari ripped off the game from the Magnavox Oddysey.

This is like saying that smarmy little jew Fuckerberg invented Facebook when in reality he stole it from the Winkelvoss twins.
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Re: 40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..
The Telstar arcade was the first one I ever saw. About 1976. It had a good Boot Hill ripoff on it.

Pong was a piece of shit. I don't ever remember even seeing an arcade version when I was a kid. It was Space Invaders that really got the video game ball rolling.
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Re: 40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..
Pong was not the beginning. Atari ripped off the game from the Magnavox Oddysey.

This is like saying that smarmy little jew Fuckerberg invented Facebook when in reality he stole it from the Winkelvoss twins.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28622295


Fair point.. But how many people had a Magnavox Oddysey..?
Think Atari really got gaming into the main stream worldwide..
As much as I hate Fuckerberg anyone with the name Winklevoss deserves to be ripped off!
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:pingpong:
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OYE did you also have a Spectrum or Commodore?
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Spectrum. What memories. Still works. I wonder if my modern pc will work in 20 years.
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:pingpong:
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OYE did you also have a Spectrum or Commodore?
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Spectrum. What memories. Still works. I wonder if my modern pc will work in 20 years.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28590484


Horace goes Skiing on the spectrum!! Oh that was some graphics!!
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:pingpong:
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OYE did you also have a Spectrum or Commodore?
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Commodore 64
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


The glory days!!! Attached to my tiny b/w TV... Felt like I was commanding a space ship!!
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40 years ago... when the world was simple
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Indeed it was... A world without cell phones! And we survived!
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Re: 40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..
Pong was not the beginning. Atari ripped off the game from the Magnavox Oddysey.

This is like saying that smarmy little jew Fuckerberg invented Facebook when in reality he stole it from the Winkelvoss twins.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28622295


Fair point.. But how many people had a Magnavox Oddysey..?
Think Atari really got gaming into the main stream worldwide..
As much as I hate Fuckerberg anyone with the name Winklevoss deserves to be ripped off!
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Who knows what would have happened if Atari didn't rip them off. We'd have probably all been playing Pac Man on the Oddysey 3 in 1983.
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OYE did you also have a Spectrum or Commodore?
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Commodore 64
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


The glory days!!! Attached to my tiny b/w TV... Felt like I was commanding a space ship!!
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Captain Griffo what should we do about the Submarine two notical miles east.

Aye Captain
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Put a tape in the tape deck and await further instructions OYE.. Ha ha..
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Re: 40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..
Pong was not the beginning. Atari ripped off the game from the Magnavox Oddysey.

This is like saying that smarmy little jew Fuckerberg invented Facebook when in reality he stole it from the Winkelvoss twins.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28622295


Fair point.. But how many people had a Magnavox Oddysey..?
Think Atari really got gaming into the main stream worldwide..
As much as I hate Fuckerberg anyone with the name Winklevoss deserves to be ripped off!
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Who knows what would have happened if Atari didn't rip them off. We'd have probably all been playing Pac Man on the Oddysey 3 in 1983.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28622295


Was just reading up on the Oddysey and they blamed a bad marketing campaign.. Reckon people thought you had to buy a special tv to play it I as well...
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The glory days!!! Attached to my tiny b/w TV... Felt like I was commanding a space ship!!
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Captain Griffo what should we do about the Submarine two notical miles east.

Aye Captain
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Put a tape in the tape deck and await further instructions OYE.. Ha ha..
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Aye Aye Cap

yessir
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How many times did we have to use a pen to try and wind the Cassette tape back up after it got chewed in the tape deck!!
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:pingpong:
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OYE did you also have a Spectrum or Commodore?
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


I first got pong on the "grandstand" conssole then a Sinclair spectrum 128k... And also collected the garbage pail kids cards.
Double dragon and akari warriors were awesome!
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:pingpong:
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


OYE did you also have a Spectrum or Commodore?
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


I first got pong on the "grandstand" conssole then a Sinclair spectrum 128k... And also collected the garbage pail kids cards.
Double dragon and akari warriors were awesome!
 Quoting: Sherwood 14247535


A fellow GPK collector.. Nice!!
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How many times did we have to use a pen to try and wind the Cassette tape back up after it got chewed in the tape deck!!
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


Huey Lewis and the News!!!
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Is it 'hip to be square'?
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Re: 40 YEARS AGO TODAY... PONG was born on Atari.. Now a $65 billion a year industry..
now we have kids who call that crap

and want to play CALL OF DUTY 24/7
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now we have kids who call that crap

and want to play CALL OF DUTY 24/7
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Shocking aint it!!! Where did it all go wrong!!!
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now we have kids who call that crap

and want to play CALL OF DUTY 24/7
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Shocking aint it!!! Where did it all go wrong!!!
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


It started with Pong

damned

lol
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Reckon that was the start of Acid House music as well..... All us kids hearing the beep, beep, beep.....
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Shocking aint it!!! Where did it all go wrong!!!
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


It started with Pong

damned

lol
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Reckon that was the start of Acid House music as well..... All us kids hearing the beep, beep, beep.....
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


glowsticks
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Glow stick legend!!!
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