Sunday, July 27, 2008

How quaint.

As if we could forget Pong.

It's funny to see an ad for a video game system that basically has to explain what it is, but that's just how it was in the dark ages of 1978.

I didn't get my Atari 2600 until a few years after this ad; I was only 4, after all. And yes, we had a black-and-white TV (in my parents' room). Do they even make those anymore?

And while technically true, claiming over 1,300 variations is a bit misleading, don't you think? It's not like all those different levels were completely different games.

Admittedly, the Pong version of Combat was my favorite because no matter where my brother positioned his tank, I'd always ricochet a shot and nail him. How many people played the invisible version of Combat? Yeah, that's what I thought.