Thursday, May 28
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Atari’s Barrel Pong — Boring Game, Great Conversation Piece

Atari Barrel-Pong ad (1973)

I was positive this was a Photoshop job when I first saw it. Damn internet’s made me so jaded. But alas, this is very real. It was an upright arcade console made in the early ’70s, and as you can probably guess it played Pong. The game is probably deathly boring to play now, but that’s one hell of a piece of furniture.