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'Pong' Museum Celebrates Game's 40th-Anniversary

Pong Gets its Own Online MuseumWho doesn't love 'Pong?' Nobody, that's who.

That's why we just had to tell you about the Pong Museum, a Web site dedicated to all things 'Pong.' The museum opened its virtual doors on January 27 to celebrate the 40th(ish) anniversary of 'Pong' and the Magnavox Odyssey (the first commercially available video game system).

Along with a detailed history of the game and all of its various incarnations, the site includes great gems like a video of inventor Ralph Baer and hardware developer Bill Harrison playing 'Pong' in 1969, in the first video demo of the game. The site even sells a build your own TV game kit, which comes with everything you need to assemble your own 'Pong' game. Of course the kit requires some soldering skills and is sadly PAL-only (that means it's no good on U.S. TV sets), but we're hoping a NTSC (TV format used in the U.S.) version will be available soon. [From: Pong Museum, Via: Boing Boing]

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