Make Your Own Version of Pong, (Maybe) Win $100,000 [UPDATE]

In honor of Pong's 40th anniversary, publisher Atari is now taking entries for what it calls the "Pong Indie Developer Challenge," it said today. For a shot at winning $100,000 and a publishing agreement with Atari, you can dream up your own version of Pong and draw up "at the very least" a design document. » 2/28/12 5:30pm 2/28/12 5:30pm

The Best Quotes of GDC Online (and Things I Noticed While I Was There)

Last week, I attended the Game Developers' Conference Online in Austin. I was there to give a talk about game storytelling, but I stayed for the entire event, and caught a good number of talks, workshops, and keynotes. On Monday, Gamasutra (who helps put on GDC each year) ran a fun collection of quotes from the event,… » 10/19/11 10:00pm 10/19/11 10:00pm

Original Chuck E. Cheese Added to Registry of Historic Gaming Locations

The most terrifying all animal band in history is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The Registry of Historic Gaming locations is adding the site of the original Chuck E. Cheese's to it's list of historic sites. First built in San Jose, California in 1977, Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre was the first… » 7/25/11 11:00am 7/25/11 11:00am