The idea of the easter egg is software goes back ages. Another computer tech that goes back ages is Atari’s Breakout! game. Combine the two, mix in some Google Image Search, and you get a playable bit of awesome. Give it a try! Just type in “Atari Breakout” into a GIS search box [...]
What’s better than playing Pong at home? Why, Pong in a Barrel at the arcade!
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Tablets–clearly the wave of the future. I mean, everybody’s coming out with one. And I mean everybody.
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Imagine this: you just started at a new job and your boss assigns you a “practice” project. When you’re done, the bosses are so impressed that they actually take your project from prototype to production and sell it. This is exactly what happened to Allan Alcorn when he started at Atari in 1972. The result was Pong.
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If you have just purchased your ATARI Video Computer System, get ready for some real excitement on your home television set. When it comes to video games, no other manufacturer stacks up to ATARI. There are literally dozens of exciting, entertaining and educational games in the ATARI Game Library. Just connect it to your television set and plug it in. It does not interfere with normal television viewing. ATARI takes fun seriously! Continue reading ATARI: 1981
Yesterday’s Happy Birthday Mac article spawned a few comments with readers listing their computing history – at least for the Mac-centric. I own a couple of the little darlings myself, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that there are also computers out there (decent ones in fact) that aren’t sold [...]
Pong! It's just fun to say. PONG!
Pong. This is the game that became Call of Duty and Halo. No, not directly you idiot! There were steps along the way. Dig-dug was in between. Space Invaders, Duke Nukem, Tetris, Castle Wolfenstein and Mario also paved the way.
PONG! Say it!
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