Want the ultimate proof of the retro-gaming resurgence? Look no further than the offices of Unis Technology Canada in Markham, Ont., which has given a slick update to what is considered the world’s first-ever videogame: Pong.
If you are old enough to remember the Atari original, this is like no Pong you’ve ever seen. Forget the grainy monochrome screen and the small hand-held controllers. This is the Atari Pong Table, a large coffee table, with round built-in controllers that are a little smaller than an adult hand. In the gameplay area, there are three-dimensional paddles and a square dot that literally glides across the table’s four-foot surface using magnets and servomotors. You are not looking at a digital screen, but a fully functioning mechanical version of the game.
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