Pong and Minecraft Join 14 Classic Games in The Museum of Modern Art

The next time you go to New York City’s Museum of Modern Art to take in, say, a retrospective of Le Corbusier, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with one of the earliest home consoles ever made. And there’ll be Atari classics and a modern indie juggernaut waiting for you, too. » 6/28/13 11:00am 6/28/13 11:00am

Mind-Controlled Pong is One Step Toward a World Cup Kickoff

Controlling games with brainwaves is a vogue research subject—Patricia Hernandez herself tested out a demo that involved tossing trucks telekinetically—but a team of researchers have applied it to a competitive game—Pong—with the goal of allowing a paralyzed person to make the ceremonial kickoff of the 2014 World Cup. » 6/22/13 5:00pm 6/22/13 5:00pm

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

Police Academy Star Beeps and Boops His Way Through Video Game Sound-Effects History

Join Michael Winslow—the noise-making star from Police Academy—on a cursory run through The History of Videogame SFX. Indeed the video is far from exhaustive, going from the blips of Pong (1972) to those of Portal (2007) without much in between: just a few other arcade legends and shooters. All sounds like a bunch of… » 2/06/12 8:30pm 2/06/12 8:30pm

Let Pong Explain the Occupy Wall Street Movement to you

Maybe you don't quite know what all the Occupy Wall Street fuss is about. May you don't care. The MK12 creative collective does, though, and they've used the Atari classic Pong to illustrate the basic philosophy of the social protest movement. The changes happen slowly at first in the video. Things seem evenly… » 11/17/11 1:40pm 11/17/11 1:40pm