Pong Stories February 17, 2016

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Bring a little bit of nostalgia to your wrist today with the new Apple Watch game, A Tiny Game of Pong. Based on the 1970’s classic game, A Tiny Game of Pong lets players compete to beat the computer or against friends through Game Center leaderboard integrations. But how do you fit Pong on a tiny display?

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Pong Stories February 1, 2013

Atari founder on Finding the next Steve Jobs (Video)

TNW pointed us to this video of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell giving a speech at Campus Party Brazil. On top of talking about the early days of Atari and the video game industry, Bushnell also told a few stories about Steve Jobs’ days as an employee at Atari in promotion of his upcoming book “Finding the next Steve Jobs.” Around 13 minutes into the video, Bushnell spoke about giving Jobs and Woz Atari parts for the first Apple computers, Jobs’ work ethic, and told a few other Apple-related stories throughout his talk.

Pong Stories November 30, 2012

Pong World, GTA Vice City trailer, Sparkling Maps, Day After US, deals, more

News:

A few decent new apps and updates are hitting the App Store today. We’ve also spotted variable cost iTunes gift cards hitting third-party retailers for the holidays. To kick things off, we get a new trailer for the 40th anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City slated to hit iOS devices on December 6th.

New Apps:

Pong World: Atari is today celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pong with the release of the first official Pong iOS app on the App Store. Known as Pong World, the modern take on the Atari classic was originally the winning entry of the Pong Indie Developer Challenge.

Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced the release of Pong World™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The $50,000 grand prize winner of the Pong®Indie Developer Challenge developed by zGames, Pong World is a reimagined take on the pop culture classic and the first-ever official new PONG game for smartphones and tablet devices.

Sparkling Maps Lite: If you want to try out what third-party Google maps-powered Sparkling Maps has to offer, today the developer released a free, ad-supported version on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Updates:

Day After US version 1.1: Warner Bros. Day After US app bringing full episodes of TV shows to markets without access to iTunes TV shows is updated today with additional seasons:

-More seasons

Ecco the Dolphin version 2.0: Sega’s cult favorite Ecco the Dolphin finally gets full iOS 6 support:

-iOS 6 Support

Deals:

AppyFridays has three app deals:

Spy Cam (regular price $9.99, new price $3.99) Focus (regular price $19.99, new price $6.99) Soulver (regular price $19.99, new price $9.99)

Pong Stories August 30, 2012

The place where Steve Jobs got his start, Atari, has been porting its classic games to HTML5 on a browser for cross-platform capabilities. Sure, Microsoft is doing some of the promotional work, but the games work across platforms and browsers.

Step into a bizarro time warp and play games like the re-imagined Centipede, Combat, or six others. More importantly, Atari is building HTML5 frameworks for more games in the future, which could benefit other developers.

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