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Pong

Popular toys in the 1970s

July 11, 2021

The ‘70s saw wild changes in almost every aspect of American life but, most enjoyably in toys! The decade that exposed incredible instability with Watergate and Vietnam also unleashed a torr...

How Pong Kicked Off The Video Game Craze In 1972

November 6, 2017

Thanks to Atari and Pong, video games are a pillar of the entertainment industry today. In 1972, Atari released a simple game based on ping pong, packaged in an uprigh...

First Video Game? Try Spacewar!, Which Beat Pong By A D...

November 29, 2016

Everybody knows that Pong was the first video game, right? Spacewar! seems to have had it beat, though -- by about a decade. Pong, which resembles ping-pong,...