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Atari Pong Line (1975-1977)

Atari Pong Line (1975-1977)

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Atari Super Pong

Atari based the video game, Pong, on an older video game released in the late 1950's. Pong is said to have started the video game industry, and was released by Atari in 1972. Pong was one of the earliest arcade video games, and was made by Atari employee, Allan Alcorn, who was assigned to the project as a training exercise by Atari co-founder, Nolan Bushnell. Surprised by the quality of the game created, the two Atari founders decided to manufacture the game. It was the first commercially successful video game, and was first released as an arcade cabinet, and in 1975, a home version was released and sold through Sears retail stores. With the success of the home version, many video game companies started creating clones of the home version, and released them as "dedicated consoles" like the Coleco Telstar and the Magnavox Odyssey dedicated console line.

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