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A Brief History of Console Video Games

In the first 30 seconds, this video takes us from Pong through a series of 1970s and early 1980s arcade games, then into NES versions of The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. In the remaining two and a half minutes, we’re treated to a wild ride of bleeping, blooping, and spastic visuals, [...]

The Late Movies: Kasou Taishou

Kasou Taishou (site in Japanese), also known as Kinchan and Katori Shingo’s All Japan Costume Grand Prix, is a Japanese performance show. Amateurs enact short skits before judges who rate their performances, the majority of which fake cinematic effects. The most popular of these skits, especially in the U.S., is “Matrix Ping-Pong,” in which performers [...]

A Special (Effects) Wedding Video

(YouTube link) This Russian wedding video is very special to the couple in it, but it reminds me of a Geocities website. Oh, except for the part where they played Pong. That reminded me of Pong. -via the Presurfer

CRT Amusement Device – The First Video Game Ever

I was a child in the 80, by the time I was old enough to know what a video game was, Pong was old, and the Atari quickly became the game console to have. I always think of Pong as the first video game, but the first one is the “CRT Amusement Device” that was [...]

Dotklok Shows Pong Time and Much More

Dotklok is an open source digital clock that can display the current time in a Pong style and many other animations. The motivation for DOTKLOK was to combine in one clock a variety of ways to show time — such as with words, graphics, or retro game displays — while providing a platform on which others [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nolan Bushnell

His name may not ring any bells, but if you were born after 1970, chances are Nolan Bushnell had a hand in shaping your childhood. Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about this inventive businessman. © Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS (1985) 1. He Invented Pong Yep, Bushnell’s the man behind the video game revolution. He [...]

Sport Pong

(Video Link) Sport Pong is an experimental game in which a pong board is projected onto a flat surface. Players use their hands and feet to move virtual pieces around the playing space, trying to score a goal against the opposing team’s wall. via DudeCraft | Official Website | Previously on Neatorama: Pong Prom

Painstation

No PlayStation but a PainStationPainstation is an art object and arcade game based on Pong developed by the artists’ group, “/////////fur//// art entertainment interfaces”, with pain feedback..While the underlying artistic concept remained consistent over the years, the group continues to improve on the system.PainStation was created by two German designers. It’s almost a normal Pong [...]

Tabletop Pong

(YouTube link) Going old school in the geekiest way possible, Windell Oskay at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has built a non-video version of Pong. The process of building it is posted as well. Link

Pong Prom Lets You Play A Video Game While Dancing

Pong Prom is a video game/art project developed by Ed Keeble modeled on the 1972 video game Pong. Users were special hoodies with display panels on the front. They control the paddles by moving their partners back and forth in a slow-dancing motion: The project uses the Lilypad Arduino platform to control game play, run the [...]