History VideoGame / Pong

18th Jun '16 9:07:29 PM ProfessorDetective
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* FollowTheLeader: Given it was one of the earliest video games ever made, and certainly the first one to achieve success, Pong ended up becoming one of the most heavily cloned video games of its day. There were dozens of mini-"consoles" made which featured variations of the game (i.e. Tournament 1000 by Unisonic, APF TV Fun, the Wonder Wizard, the Radioshack TV Scoreboard, Sears Super Pong Tele Game, Colorsport VIII, the Ricochet, TV-4 4-Way Video Game, Volley VI, Coleco Telestar/Telestar Arcade, etc.) Even Nintendo's very first game device, Color TV Game 6, was a Pong clone. Even the Fairchild Channel F and RCA Studio II, the first game systems to use cartridges, had a Pong game made for them.
25th Nov '15 4:11:59 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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In more detail: ''Pong'', developed by Nolan Bushnell (who would later create the Creator/ChuckECheese franchise[[labelnote:*]]Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some company called]] Creator/{{Atari}}[[/labelnote]]), is one of the oldest video games. It dates from 1972, making it [[OlderThanTheNES Older Than The]] UsefulNotes/AppleII. The company that was founded to publish it, Atari, became synonymous with video games for years afterwards. It was also packed with many first-generation consoles, and Atari made a separate console that only played the game.

''Pong'' is often thought of as "the first video game ever", [[OlderThanTheyThink but this is untrue]] for one, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey debuted earlier in 1972 (and had been in development since 1968). Not to mention Computer Space, also created by Bushnell, debut a year earlier. Before that, it gets pretty complicated and still challenged due to varying opinions of what constitutes a VideoGame the very first is either ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}'' (1962), ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo'' (1958), ''VideoGame/{{OXO}}'' (1952), or the ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' (1947). It was, however, the game that started the video game industry.

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In more detail: ''Pong'', developed by Nolan Bushnell (who would later create the Creator/ChuckECheese franchise[[labelnote:*]]Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some company called]] Creator/{{Atari}}[[/labelnote]]), is one of the oldest video games. It dates from 1972, making it [[OlderThanTheNES Older Than The]] UsefulNotes/AppleII.OlderThanTheNES. The company that was founded to publish it, Atari, became synonymous with video games for years afterwards. It was also packed with many first-generation consoles, and Atari made a separate console that only played the game.

''Pong'' is often thought of as "the first video game ever", [[OlderThanTheyThink but this is untrue]] for one, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey debuted earlier in 1972 (and had been in development since 1968). Not to mention Computer Space, VideoGame/ComputerSpace, also created by Bushnell, debut debuted a year earlier. Before that, it gets pretty complicated and still challenged due to varying opinions of what constitutes a VideoGame the very first is either ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}'' (1962), ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo'' (1958), ''VideoGame/{{OXO}}'' (1952), or the ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' (1947). It was, however, the game that started the video game industry.
25th Nov '15 4:06:59 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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''Pong'' is often thought of as "the first video game ever", [[OlderThanTheyThink but this is untrue]] for one, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey debuted earlier in 1972 (and had been in development since 1968). Before that, it gets pretty complicated and still challenged due to varying opinions of what constitutes a VideoGame the very first is either ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}'' (1962), ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo'' (1958), ''VideoGame/{{OXO}}'' (1952), or the ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' (1947). It was, however, the game that started the video game industry.

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''Pong'' is often thought of as "the first video game ever", [[OlderThanTheyThink but this is untrue]] for one, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey debuted earlier in 1972 (and had been in development since 1968). Not to mention Computer Space, also created by Bushnell, debut a year earlier. Before that, it gets pretty complicated and still challenged due to varying opinions of what constitutes a VideoGame the very first is either ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}'' (1962), ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo'' (1958), ''VideoGame/{{OXO}}'' (1952), or the ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' (1947). It was, however, the game that started the video game industry.
29th Apr '15 5:59:54 AM Mullon
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In more detail: ''Pong'', developed by Nolan Bushnell (who would later create the Creator/ChuckECheese franchise[[labelnote:*]]Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some company called]] Creator/{{Atari}}[[/labelnote]]), is one of the oldest video games. It dates from 1972, making it [[OlderThanTheNES Older Than The]] UsefulNotes/{{Apple}} II. The company that was founded to publish it, Atari, became synonymous with video games for years afterwards. It was also packed with many first-generation consoles, and Atari made a separate console that only played the game.

to:

In more detail: ''Pong'', developed by Nolan Bushnell (who would later create the Creator/ChuckECheese franchise[[labelnote:*]]Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some company called]] Creator/{{Atari}}[[/labelnote]]), is one of the oldest video games. It dates from 1972, making it [[OlderThanTheNES Older Than The]] UsefulNotes/{{Apple}} II.UsefulNotes/AppleII. The company that was founded to publish it, Atari, became synonymous with video games for years afterwards. It was also packed with many first-generation consoles, and Atari made a separate console that only played the game.
29th Apr '15 5:59:06 AM Mullon
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In more detail: ''Pong'', developed by Nolan Bushnell (who would later create the Creator/ChuckECheese franchise[[labelnote:*]]Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some company called]] Creator/{{Atari}}[[/labelnote]]), is one of the oldest video games. It dates from 1972, making it [[OlderThanTheNES Older Than The]] UsefulNotes/Apple II. The company that was founded to publish it, Atari, became synonymous with video games for years afterwards. It was also packed with many first-generation consoles, and Atari made a separate console that only played the game.

to:

In more detail: ''Pong'', developed by Nolan Bushnell (who would later create the Creator/ChuckECheese franchise[[labelnote:*]]Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some company called]] Creator/{{Atari}}[[/labelnote]]), is one of the oldest video games. It dates from 1972, making it [[OlderThanTheNES Older Than The]] UsefulNotes/Apple UsefulNotes/{{Apple}} II. The company that was founded to publish it, Atari, became synonymous with video games for years afterwards. It was also packed with many first-generation consoles, and Atari made a separate console that only played the game.
29th Apr '15 5:58:47 AM Mullon
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In more detail: ''Pong'', developed by Nolan Bushnell (who would later create the Creator/ChuckECheese franchise[[labelnote:*]]Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some company called]] Creator/{{Atari}}[[/labelnote]]), is one of the oldest video games. It dates from 1972, making it [[OlderThanTheNES Older Than The]] UsefulNotes/AppleII. The company that was founded to publish it, Atari, became synonymous with video games for years afterwards. It was also packed with many first-generation consoles, and Atari made a separate console that only played the game.

to:

In more detail: ''Pong'', developed by Nolan Bushnell (who would later create the Creator/ChuckECheese franchise[[labelnote:*]]Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some company called]] Creator/{{Atari}}[[/labelnote]]), is one of the oldest video games. It dates from 1972, making it [[OlderThanTheNES Older Than The]] UsefulNotes/AppleII.UsefulNotes/Apple II. The company that was founded to publish it, Atari, became synonymous with video games for years afterwards. It was also packed with many first-generation consoles, and Atari made a separate console that only played the game.
8th Dec '14 8:10:47 AM TheBeanerItWas
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* ProductFacelife: Magnavox made a bunch of their own variations of Pong consoles, such as the Magnavox Odyssey 4000.

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* ProductFacelife: ProductFacelift: Magnavox made a bunch of their own variations of Pong consoles, such as the Magnavox Odyssey 4000.
8th Dec '14 8:10:26 AM TheBeanerItWas
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* FollowTheLeader: Given it was one of the earliest video games ever made, and certainly the first one to achieve success, Pong ended up becoming one of the most heavily cloned video games of its day. There were dozens of mini-"consoles" made which featured variations of the game (i.e. Tournament 1000 by Unisonic, APF TV Fun, the Wonder Wizard, the Radioshack TV Scoreboard, Sears Super Pong Tele Game, Colorsport VIII, the Ricochet, TV-4 4-Way Video Game, Volley VI, Coleco Telestar/Telestar Arcade, etc.) Even Nintendo's very first game device, ColorTVGame6, was a Pong clone. Even the FairchildChannelF and RCA Studio II, the first game systems to use cartridges, had a Pong game made for them.

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* FollowTheLeader: Given it was one of the earliest video games ever made, and certainly the first one to achieve success, Pong ended up becoming one of the most heavily cloned video games of its day. There were dozens of mini-"consoles" made which featured variations of the game (i.e. Tournament 1000 by Unisonic, APF TV Fun, the Wonder Wizard, the Radioshack TV Scoreboard, Sears Super Pong Tele Game, Colorsport VIII, the Ricochet, TV-4 4-Way Video Game, Volley VI, Coleco Telestar/Telestar Arcade, etc.) Even Nintendo's very first game device, ColorTVGame6, Color TV Game 6, was a Pong clone. Even the FairchildChannelF Fairchild Channel F and RCA Studio II, the first game systems to use cartridges, had a Pong game made for them.
8th Dec '14 8:09:50 AM TheBeanerItWas
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* FollowTheLeader: Given it was one of the earliest video games ever made, and certainly the first one to achieve success, Pong ended up becoming one of the most heavily cloned video games of its day. There were dozens of mini-"consoles" made which featured variations of the game (i.e. Tournament 1000 by Unisonic, APF TV Fun, the Wonder Wizard, the Radioshack TV Scoreboard, Sears Super Pong Tele Game, Colorsport VIII, the Ricochet, TV-4 4 Way Video Game, Volley VI, Coleco Telestar/Telestar Arcade, etc.) Even Nintendo's very first game device, ''ColorTVGame6'', was a Pong clone. Even the ''Fairchild Channel F'' and ''RCA Studio II'', the first game systems to use cartridges, had a Pong game made for them.

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* FollowTheLeader: Given it was one of the earliest video games ever made, and certainly the first one to achieve success, Pong ended up becoming one of the most heavily cloned video games of its day. There were dozens of mini-"consoles" made which featured variations of the game (i.e. Tournament 1000 by Unisonic, APF TV Fun, the Wonder Wizard, the Radioshack TV Scoreboard, Sears Super Pong Tele Game, Colorsport VIII, the Ricochet, TV-4 4 Way 4-Way Video Game, Volley VI, Coleco Telestar/Telestar Arcade, etc.) Even Nintendo's very first game device, ''ColorTVGame6'', ColorTVGame6, was a Pong clone. Even the ''Fairchild Channel F'' FairchildChannelF and ''RCA RCA Studio II'', II, the first game systems to use cartridges, had a Pong game made for them.
8th Dec '14 8:09:16 AM TheBeanerItWas
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* FollowTheLeader: Given it was one of the earliest video games ever made, and certainly the first one to achieve success, Pong ended up becoming one of the most heavily cloned video games of its day. There were dozens of mini-"consoles" made which featured variations of the game (i.e. Tournament 1000 by Unisonic, APF TV Fun, the Wonder Wizard, the Radioshack TV Scoreboard, Sears Super Pong Tele Game, Colorsport VIII, the Ricochet, TV-4 4 Way Video Game, Volley VI, Coleco Telestar/Telestar Arcade, etc.) Even Nintendo's very first game device, ''ColorTVGame6'', was a Pong clone. Even the ''Fairchild Channel F'' and ''RCA Studio II'', the first game systems to use cartridges, had a Pong game made for them.


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* ProductFacelife: Magnavox made a bunch of their own variations of Pong consoles, such as the Magnavox Odyssey 4000.
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