Sons of Pong

October 1, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 051 - Sons of Pong

Starting off with a discussion of the unique setting of the time leading into Pong's debut, we transition over to the various companies that created clones of Pong, and their reasons for doing so.  We discover that the company that created the most Pong-style games was not Atari, nor one of the big Chicago companies, but a company based in Florida called Allied Leisure.  We then cover the various innovations that occurred to try to keep the fad market alive as long as possible ending with a stop at Big Jeffery's Cocktail Pong Emporium.

Pong Cabinet in detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGu7sMAoOUo

Computer Space Ball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U33oajPSzyc

Wild Cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjSKnPjnhyc

Paddle Battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu7LAP3ug6E

Pong Doubles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqtp1bxIA8s

Ramtek Volly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAc41mFmP3k

Elimination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOV9c8WkWsw

Ramtek Wipe Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_TmOD0IHFM

Clean Sweep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTO5JjwbXv0

Flim Flam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVKOjKl3dPU

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month! 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Alex's Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

00:0000:00

Facebook Comments: