You Can Now Own a Coffee-Table Version of PONG

Buy now. Ask your wife for forgiveness later.

By Kirk Miller

 
Atari PONG Table
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17 March 2017

For those of you befuddled by virtual reality and the Nintendo Switch and yearning for the simple games of times past, pull up a seat.

We’ve got a table just for you.

The Table PONG Project is a furniture-sized homage to the world’s first major video game, Pong (celebrating its 45th anniversary this year). Designed by California-based computer animator Gerardo Orioli, the TPP promises to replicate the sounds, lights and game mechanics of the original game.

But the Table has some modern touches: the unit features a few USB ports and doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, and also has a VCR-style clock, because why not?

Our favorite part of the project? The project’s crowd commentary. Example: “This is where nerd-boners are born.”

The Kickstarter currently has 26 days to go and is about one-third funded. The table starts at $900 (retail will be $1,690), with small additional fees for Atari-themed seating cubes and the option of turning the table into a coin-op unit ... which is a good way to get your $900 back.

If funded, the units will ship by November.

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