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November 29 – The First Pong Game Installed

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November 29 – The First Pong Game Installed

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1972 - Andy Cappa’s tavern in CA was the site for the first Pong game was wheeled into the establishment. The coin-operated game was put in by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and game designer Al Alcorn. The duo decided that making their own game – rather than having 3rd parties do it – would help keep costs down. They then turned an old Roller rink and converted to a production line. Pong was the first successful video game system.This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 25
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