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Comic 18: First Taste of Success

Part 1 of the Atari backstory!
Atari, just recently founded as a company, released Pong. She quickly found success with this, and the world started noticing video games.

She also experiences one of the downsides of popularity... Back in the day, tons of developers made Pong clones.

What will Atari do next? TO BE CONTINUED


by Stever at 6th Jun 2014, 12:38 AM

That's for sure. I remember playing all kinds of pong knock offs when it first came out.

by Zanreo at 6th Jun 2014, 12:43 AM

Haha, I guess that's just the price you pay for having a popular game, right?

by TheMario360 at 6th Jun 2014, 1:58 AM

You can't really do much to Pong and make it original...

by Zanreo at 7th Jun 2014, 10:53 PM

Haha, no, I guess the best you can do is... turn it sideways? Like Ping above

by hbar at 17th Jul 2015, 4:24 AM

You've now tested my age... Atari's before my time, but it's not too often I get to feel old on the internet! Should be a fun story.

by Zanreo at 17th Jul 2015, 4:30 AM

Before my time too, I just really like reading game history :D Lots of fun stuff there...

A Few Feet of Snow
by A Few Feet of Snow at 3rd Oct 2015, 5:18 PM

Laughed out loud at "I guess these 'game' things are pretty cool."

by Zanreo at 3rd Oct 2015, 6:10 PM

Yeah, games were just about to start at that point...

by Freee at 21st Oct 2015, 12:45 PM

Woo Atari!

Have to say I dig your company character designs haha

by Zanreo at 21st Oct 2015, 2:06 PM


by eekee at 16th Aug 2022, 8:33 PM

I spent so many hours on a Pong console. :)

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