Koku Gamer writes: 'Pong creator Nolan Bushnell has revealed his new game Battleswarm: Field of Honor.'
Ralph Baer..you're not forgotten.
Well, there are a number of Pong 'creators'. Bushnell is credited as one, but yes you're right...Ralph Baer should not be forgotten.
*50% of N4G audience (e.g. Applegate) goes to search Google and find out what Pong is...* :D
Your not a gamer and shouldnt be on N4G if you dont know what Pong is..
Alan Alcorn deserves more credit than Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell just saw an Odyssey playing Table Tennis (which was Ralph Baer's work) and decided to ask Alan Alcorn to make something like it. So Alan Alcorn designed and programmed Pong at Bushnell's request.
Indeed, but there were quite a few people involved. The first poster mentions Ralph Baer and then you mention Allan Alcorn. Bushnell is the only one to my knowledge still kicking it in the games industry today though.
You mean those 50% that think Halo deserved a 10 and it was teh f1rst video evar
You know, I find the thought of someone not knowing Pong odd. But, when you think about it, some kids who play Halo and the likes probably don't. Hmph.
Whoa... the OG's are coming back..
that cracked me up +bubble
sure is World of Warcraft graphics in there (just kidding, the game sounds great)
Nolan was born in 1943 which makes him 66. He said he made this games to compete with his sons... How old are his sons - 30's, 40's?
Have to admit, I thought the same thing. =p But if they're in their 30s/40s, they've probably still got sharper reflexes!
Men can create babies into old age. Didn't Charlie Chaplin have babies in his 80's? Just because he's 66 doesn't mean he doesn't have little ones.
According to wiki, he had his last one at 73! Thanks for that off-but-kinda-on-topic nugget of info. =p
Looked it up, Nolan has 8 kids from 12 to 40 in age (man was busy). He also owned Chuck-e-Cheese at one point in time. Interesting life. Didn't they make a movie about him not too long ago?
The game sounds great, the old designers havent lost touch with the mordern day. FPS/RTS have been tried before and have failed, hopefully this will do well
Pong was awesome (atleast the flash iterations). Me and my classmates used to play it all the time (Square Pong)
"PoinG" was better than Pong, in my opinion..
How he goes from bashing modern video games to embracing and creating one. http://www.gamasutra.com/ph...
Yes, I remember that story. It's quite bizarre...
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