Monday, October 25, 2010

If You Remember When This Was 'Cutting Edge'


Then you are my people.

17 comments:

Unknown said...

The one I owned had several paddle settings. My fave was paddles on all four sides and your controller moved two of them at the same time.

Wooooooo! High tec!

M. D. Jackson said...

Bleep.





Bloop.




Bleep.




Bloop.


This is fun, huh?


Yeah... Dammit, you made me miss!

Pat Tillett said...

Not only do I remember, I had pong until I moved 6 years ago and the freaking movers must have stolen it. I didn't notice until more than a year later. I was so bummed out...

Kal said...

We just didn't know any better back then. We were a simple people who had to come home to make a phone call and used the kids to change the channels on the TV.

Dan said...

Yeah I remember the little doowhacky tv games we had as kids. It was similar to the pic you have here, but the control module had an attractive walnut-like finish to it. The only game we could play as tennis and by that I mean we had the little plug in control sticks which would bounce a 'ball' back n forth across the screen.
Oh, and it went 'bing' which sounded very science-ey and space age.

Unknown said...

..It's only just come out here in Australia..what do you mean old?!

-Warren Zoell said...

I remember this game at Eastgate mall in Sherwood Park in the mid 70's. Yep hanging out at Tops n Toys ah memories. There was also that helicopter game where the helicopter was attached to a metal rod and with the joy stick you had to land the thing in amongst trees for points. It was the precursor to the video game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIV4fnWcnPs

Drake said...

I still have my Pong game.
Good times and we were so happy with it.

D.I. Felipe González said...

I still lovePong. In Mexico, it was sold under the brand NESA Pong!

TS Hendrik said...

Fine, you finally put one out there that I can't be a part of. While I have played pong, it was well after it would have been considered "cutting edge."

I guess this means I'm noy your people.

Kal said...

We will make an exception for you TS since you are one of the good ones. Plus you never leave the room when we are telling our 'stories'.

FilmFather said...

Wow, they're hard-core...they're playing with the short paddles!

TS Hendrik said...

More stories! More stories!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My brother and I played Pong all the time.

Professor Chaos said...

Oh, man. My cousins had PONG. I was sooooooo jealous!

Kal said...

Mine had the levers and not the dials. It was from Radio Shack.

Megan said...

We were too poor. It wasn't until the 2600 came out that we got our own system.

And yes, my brother still has it. He keeps it in his office with his Sega and all the rest because his wife is anti-video-game but whenever she leaves town we have some crazy fun old school gaming weekends! Come over! :)