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  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom, And More Make Strong Museum's Hall Of Fame

    The Strong National Museum of Play has revealed the six games that are being added to the museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The games, culled from 15 finalists , include an era-spanning selection from Pong to World of Warcraft. Here are the games that have been chosen for the World Video Game... More
  • Blog Post: Ralph Baer, Al Alcorn To Receive AIAS Pioneer Awards

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2015 Pioneer Award, which is given to people who have made significant contributions to the game industry. This year, Ralph Baer and Al Alcorn will be honored for their work in the earliest days of video gaming. Baer ... More
  • Blog Post: Pong's Creator Goes To Kickstarter To Fund His Smartphone Powered Card Game

    The creator of Pong, Allan Alcorn, has an idea for a smartphone enhanced card game, and he has taken to Kickstarter to get the game funded. Alcorn and his collaborator Roger Hector are seeking $100,000 to fund the project. Seriously?! is a card game that uses a smartphone companion app to scan cards... More
  • Blog Post: Pong, Space Invaders, And Minecraft Enter MoMA Design Exhibit

    Last year the Smithsonian made headlines when it decided to run an exhibit focusing on video games, but it wasn't the only museum with video games on display. The Museum of Modern Art in New York added 14 games to its collection, and this year it's adding six more. MoMA's collection of games... More
  • Blog Post: Researcher From Duke University Creates Mind-Controlled Pong

    Duke University Ph.D. student David Schwarz has created a device that tracks your brain waves and uses them to play Pong. Schwarz showed off his device at Duke’s Summer Science Sleuths, a summer program that tries to find ways to encourages high school students to pursue science as a career or... More
  • Blog Post: A Short History Of Atari's Founder

    Interested to know more about the history of the video game industry, but only want to devote about a minute of your day to it? You're in luck. We just wish school was this easy. Nolan Bushnell helped kick off the video game industry by founding Atari and helping inspire Pong. Check out this short... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate Pong's 40th Anniversary With A Mobile Game

    Today is Pong's 40th Anniversary. Atari is celebrating it's most historic title with a new mobile game called Pong World and a contest for a Atari 2600-themed Xbox 360. Pong World just released, and it looks like a fun little update to the arcade classic. And it's free! Check out the trailer... More
  • Blog Post: Atari Celebrates 40 Years

    In celebration of Atari's 40 years, it has put together a video and an infographic outlining the company's history. You can see the video below, and you can see the infographic by clicking the image above or by clicking here . You can also check out Atari's Facebook page to enter into the... More
  • Blog Post: Motherboard Interviews Video Game Pioneer Ralph Baer

    Motherboard has posted a fascinating video interview with video game pioneer Ralph Baer , best known for inventing Pong, the popular 1970s handheld game Simon, and the Magnavox Odyssey, the world's first home video game console. In the video, Baer discusses his life story, which includes fleeing... More
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