Buzzfeed has taken a look at why the lucrative video games industry wouldn’t be possible without the legendary arcade classic Pong, a game that helped to bring video games to a mainstream audience. The publication delves into the history of the game, detailing its creation by a small group of talented programmers and its rise to stardom. There were some challenges along the way, and Atari was even hit with a patent lawsuit by Magnavox in 1976 that lead to an expensive out of court settlement. Despite all that, the popularity and profitability of Pong cemented the place of video games in culture for years to come.
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