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The Revolution Will Be Digitized

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Pong took computer games out of the lab and into the dive bar. Here’s how the runaway success of Atari’s first game led to the company’s eventual downfall.

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Topic Studios produces award-winning film, TV & podcasts, supporting creators at the forefront of culture.

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The Revolution Will Be Digitized

Pong took computer games out of the lab and into the dive bar. Here’s how the runaway success of Atari’s first game led to the company’s eventual downfall.