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Pong
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Pong

A video version of ping-pong, whose "ball" was a blip that bounced back and forth on screen between two paddles moved up and down by control dials in the hands of the players.

Invented by a Californian named Nolan Bushnell in 1971, his company Atari was selling a home version by 1975. The next year Bushnell sold Atari to Warner Communications for $28 million. Nice one, Nolan.


1974 Toys: Pong | Magna Doodle | Lego


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