Know Your Game - Pong

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  1. lcie nimbus
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    lcie nimbus 100th degree asskicker

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    With a bit of a weird twist this week, and after a long break, this week's KYG is Pong, brought to you by @hobbledehoy899. not much to say, besides that you know the drill by now.


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    RULES and info
    interviews are open for good, no need to answer after one week if you don't want to, though.
    these are done in the same fashion as KYT . the public asks the questions . the questionee answers.​



    You may ask questions about the game . the persons experiences with the game . and generally topics relating to said game .

    Sign up for KYG here :
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/know-your-game-signups-now-open-for-business.448911/

    and without further ado, ask away.​
     


  2. hobbledehoy899

    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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  3. Seriel

    Seriel Worshipper of Skiddos

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    What's the best strategy for winning at pong
     
  4. lcie nimbus
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    lcie nimbus 100th degree asskicker

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    you signed up for this, you're not backing out now.
    on the other hands ? did this really start the gaming fad ?
    is it still playable today, or just an old mess ?
     
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  5. hobbledehoy899

    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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    Yes, it pushed video games into the mainstream.
    I'd personally say that it's still a fun game.
    Not letting the ball go into your side.
     
  6. Seriel

    Seriel Worshipper of Skiddos

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    Wise advice my friend, I shall keep it in mind
     
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  7. lcie nimbus
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    lcie nimbus 100th degree asskicker

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    SOOOOOO, when exactly did you get your hands on this game, the original, a copy, or using an emulator ?
     
  8. hobbledehoy899

    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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    I got this game as part of the Atari Flashback 2+ around my tenth birthday.
     
  9. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    Why is this game good
     
  10. HaloEliteLegend

    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    How do you adequately predict where the hell the ball's gonna go?
    I swear my hand-eye coordination ain't that bad, but I keep missing.
     
  11. Taleweaver

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    Does this game (the original) has an AI opponent, or is it just 2-player?

    And one that clearly shows I don't know my classics: is it possible to add a spinning effect to the ball, or was that something that was added in later clones/lookalikes?


    (oh, and +1 for VinLark's question: I'm more interested to know to what degrees that this game drove in audiences than in the actual game itself. But that may be beyond the scoop of this thread :unsure: )
     
  12. hobbledehoy899

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    Because a person thinks it's good. (The same logic can be used to say the game is bad.)
    Exactly how you would in a game of tennis, by keeping an eye on it.
    The original Pong cabinets needed two players.
    That was only added in later clones/lookalikes.
     
  13. HaloEliteLegend

    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    But see, I'm semi-decent at tennis but I can't play Pong for the life of me. The wall bounces get me every time.
     
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  14. hobbledehoy899

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    You're just going to need to get used to the wall bounces.
     
  15. HaloEliteLegend

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    S'pose so. I always underestimate the degree of bounce.
     
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    What would you say is the best Pong clone or lookalike?
     
  17. hobbledehoy899

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    I'd say the Sears Pong Sports IV because of it's funky color scheme.
     
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    That was a nice one..:lol::bow:
     
  19. hobbledehoy899

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    That was a nice question..:lol::bow:
     
  20. Byokugen

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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    Did you beat the final boss?
    Oh, OG or new "modern" pong?