Published on November 20th, 2012 |
by Stephen O'Nion
40 Yrs Old, 22 Storeys Tall: Pong Played on Side of Building
Described by Atari as “The World’s Largest Game of Pong”, beating out the classic showdown in Istanbul between Czech Markus “line-call” Rubowicz and American Bob “flick of the wrist” Newhouse in the 1993 epic I’m sure we all remember, Kansas City has marked the birthday of the classic game Pong in the way most birthdays are celebrated these days: by having the subject beamed onto the wall of a 22-storey building.
Yes, the Kansas City Marriott Downtown isn’t just the area’s number one destination for a good value bed and an adequate breakfast; it was also one of the prime locations for the city’s “City Lights” ceremony this past Friday – a ceremony where lights are turned on in the city.
Not since Tesla have lights been this cool, and a mighty game of Pong was seen throughout the land with audiences enraptured at the thought of “wow… in a few years maybe we can get Hatris on the side of this thing.” In any case, check it out below.
Stephen O'Nion is forced to write in the third person because of this website's format. Thankfully he's an arrogant prick who would do so anyway. He's also editor-in-chief of Invert-On. See, told you he's arrogant, why else would he bring that up?