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Mind-Controlled Pong created by Ph.D. student

Have you ever wanted to control Pong with your mind? Well, Duke University Ph.D. student David Schwarz has realised that lofty dream, utilising electrodes and brain waves to allow players to move those iconic panels with their thoughts.

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Pong headlines

  • Atari hit by dwindling revenue, files for bankruptcy

    The economic strain appears to be taking its toll on Atari. According to the L.A Times, the creators of Pong have filed a petition for bankruptcy.

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  • World's largest game of Pong celebrates anniversary

    Pong, often considered the first real commercial video game, turns 40 on November 29. To celebrate, Atari took part in the annual City Lights festival in Kansas City on Friday, building an enormous version of the stripped-back tennis sim which had been nominated for a Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Game of Pong. See […]

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  • Quick Quotes: Baer invented Pong "as a family game"

    “Yeah. I did a bit. What I thought I unleashed was a family game. If you’ll stop to consider for a second, what’s the ping pong game? You can’t play ping pong with yourself. It was meant to be played by two people. And we had four-handed ping pong and hockey games early on, also. […]

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  • Pong Indie Developer Challenge offers up to $100,000

    Yesterday’s Atari tease has ponied up: Indie developers have a chance to make the next official Pong game.

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  • ICL students create a way to play Pong using eye movement

    Students at Imperial College London have developed a computer game that can be operated by using only eye movement.

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  • NLGD Festival of Games dated for June in Utrecht

    Dutch show the NLGD Festival of Games is to be held on June 14-22 in Utrecht, the organisers confirmed today. Omnipresent former Edge editor Margaret Robertson will open and close the show, which is to feature keynotes from PONG creator Ralph Baer and Spore designer Chaim Gingold, who is to talk on creating games involving […]

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