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Magnavox Odyssey creator

Father of videogames Ralph Baer passes away at 92


One of gaming's greatest minds
Dec 07
Ralph Baer was an electronics and engineering pioneer, known as the "father of videogames." Baer designed the Magnavox Odyssey, starting work on the machine in the late 1960s before releasing it in 1972, when it became the w... read
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Metal as hell

Get stuck in the metal with this 17-minute tribute to video games


Make the gamers dance 'cause he's rock 'n' rollin'
May 31
What's more metal than a 17-minute instrumental medley featuring some of your favorite video game tracks? Anything Nathan Explosion touches, but that's beside the point. This impressive project was three years in the making,... read
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Smash Bros.

Pong-style assist trophy bounces into Smash Bros. 4


One of Nintendo's first "characters" joins the all-star cast
May 17
There was a time when Pong was one of the most popular videogames in the world. This was a time when games were often freely copied by anyone who wanted to take a stab at the fragile, untested world of videogame publishing. C... read
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Watch someone program Pong within Super Mario World


Trust me, you want to watch this video
Jan 13
There were a lot of highlights out of Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 this year, but this one in particular takes the cake for me. During the Tool Assisted Videos portion of the marathon, the people behind TASVideos.org shared... read
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#art

MoMA adds retro pioneers, Minecraft to its art collection


Mo' games
Jul 01
In March, New York's Museum of Modern Art added 14 videogames to its Architecture and Design collection, with the intent of acquiring 40 over the next few years. The initial group was a varied sample, from Tetris to Vib-... read
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Cube Slam

Play pong with Bob the Bear in Google Chrome's Cube Slam


'dat adorable bear
Jun 13
Of all the news I expected to be covering during E3, I never thought I'd be typing the words "Google Chrome," "Pong," and "Bear" in the same sentence, but there you go. Google has launched another goofy in-browser experiment... read
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Celebrate PONG's 40th anniversary in style!
[Update: Contest over! Check Atari's Facebook page for the winner!] Today marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the original PONG! To commemorate the occasion, Atari is releasing Pong World, the $50,000 grand priz... read feature

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Atari is bringing back the pong


Feb 29
Pong is almost 40 years old, which means it's probably going to get a sporty wee convertible and start hooking up with people half its age. To celebrate Pong's impending anniversary, Atari has challenged indie developers to d... read
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I was lucky enough to bump into Mike Roush and Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games at E3 while shopping for bananas. I was even luckier to find that they had a work-in-progress build of Bit.Trip SAGA (the 3DS collection of all six critically acclaimed Bit.Trip titles) in their pocket. "F*ck bananas," I told them. "I need to play this thing, like, yesterday." So I played it, and here's what I thought. read feature

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Pong goes 3D, fails


Feb 01
While many of us would argue that Pong in 3D is called tennis a few enterprising gamers out there thought differently. They thought that Pong in 3D should be Pong. So they went ahead and made a tabletop version of it with a ... read
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Modal Kombat delivers instrument controlled fighting


Oct 05
Have you been looking for a far less efficient, but suitably awesome way to control your games? Let's say a guitar so you could jam out while performing a fatality? Yale School of Music graduates David Hindman and Evan Drum... read
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Mario goes on a sex-crazed rampage


Jul 12
This really awesome video you’re about to watch was originally created as the prologue for a documentary on addictions to MMORPGs. Not sure what’s going on with that documentary, but who cares. This video by Vimeo... read
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Is this an exclusive sneak peek at the new Bit.Trip game?


Apr 23
I just got an email from an anonymous source featuring an image (seen above) with the file name "9_113_141520_11215145" and the text "Soon, our trip will continue. Sincerely, Only a man". At first I assume... read
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Out of all the games that make up this "retro-revival" thing that's going on right now, Bit.Trip Beat is probably the "retro-est." Like the Geometry Wars games, Bit.Trip Beat takes its cues from the pre-NE... read feature

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G8brand brings it on with daring new apparel for gamers


Oct 04
I've seen enough cheesy gamer shirts to last me a lifetime. That's why a company like G8 catches my attention by taking a different type of approach. The concept here is both brand-aware and dynamic - a more understated look ... read
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Computer plays Pong against another computer: the beginning of a dark future


Jun 16
Blogging programmer, Ashish Derhgawen, has presented us a slice of our most horrific future, where Pong playing super robots will enslave the world with paddles forged from the very reasoning of sin. Well, not really, ... read
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CNN launches game; sadly, it's not Wolf Blitzer's Magical Moustache Ride


Jun 10
CNN, Ted Turner's foray into the acrimonious world of televised dog-wagging, launched its first foray into gaming recently with the release of Presidential Pong, a Flash title destined to be exactly as entertaining as th... read






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