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Pong - Video Game Classic Series Mystery Cache

Hidden : 06/27/2012
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Geocache Description:

This cache is being place on the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of Atari by Nolan Bushnell. The company would ship its first game, Pong, five months later. You are looking for a pong racquet that is within a half mile of the posted coordinates. Please park at the listed coordinates only and be respectful of neighbors. No bushwhacking required.

Pong was one of the earliest arcade video games and was the first to reach mainstream popularity. Allan Alcorn created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Bushnell.

The idea was based on an electronic ping-pong game included in the Magnavox Odyssey, which later resulted in a lawsuit against Atari. Pong quickly became a success and led to the start of the video game industry.

During the 1975 Christmas season, Atari released a home version of Pong exclusively through Sears retail stores and was a commercial success.

Pong has been referenced and parodied in multiple television shows and video games, and has been a part of many video game and cultural exhibitions. While campaigning in 2008, candidate Barack Obama was asked by Entertainment Weekly, "What's the last videogame you played?" to which he responded, "Pong. That gives you a sense of my age. I loved that game."




Weston Road Trust parking sign on Doublet Hill Road
Note that even though Doublet Hill Road is a private road, use and parking
is allowed for access to the conservation land.



This cache is part of RetiredGuy's Classic Video Game Series of caches:


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