That makes it all the more remarkable to hear that Pong was never meant to be seen by the public.
Iconic video game company Atari has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to auction off all of its assets, including its famous logo.
That was the extent of the instructions for Pong, the first video game blockbuster.
Pong wasn’t the very first video game, by any means (that honor arguably goes to 1947’s “Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device”), but it was absolutely the first commercially successful one and remains of one the industry’s most iconic titles. Released on November 29th, 1972, it turns The Big Four-Oh today.