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On this day in Game History - 11/29/2011 12:41:48 PM   
Yogi the Great


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Today’s the anniversary, from 1972, of the release of the arcade version of Pong, one of the first commercial, arcade video games. Nolan Bushnell’s description of his inspiration (created by engineer Allan Alcorn): “I had to come up with a game people already knew how to play, something so simple that any drunk in any bar could play.”

He found what he was looking for —



Pong

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RE: On this day in Game History - 11/29/2011 8:27:58 PM   
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I remember my parents purchased a Pong console, but we didn't play much.

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RE: On this day in Game History - 11/29/2011 9:43:14 PM   
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Did play a lot of pong. But space invaders was coming up right behind and that got much more use.
The actual tennis game with figures got a lot more use too.

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