Retromodo: Tennis for Two, the World's First Graphical Videogame

In 1958, Dr. William Higinbotham was working at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on a simulation of bouncing balls and missile trajectories that could predict the paths objects could take. Suddenly, it hit him: why not apply this to tennis? He created Tennis for Two, which depending on your definition could be… » 11/08/08 12:00pm 11/08/08 12:00pm

Interactive Pong May be Most Fun You Can Have With a Whiteboard

Pong exerts a vicious grip on the minds of designers—it pops up » 11/05/08 11:45am 11/05/08 11:45am . But this one is sweet: a live "drawing on whiteboard" version, mixing electronics with the joy of drawing on, wiping off and repositioning your playing bat. Check it out, thrill to the high-speed action and grin at the ultimate use of a whiteboard:…

Dining Table Recreates Pong With 2,400 LEDs and 2 Trackpads

The game that started a phenomenon in the 70's is back (albeit in slightly different form) thanks to the design work of one Moritz Waldemeyer. This new version takes the classic game and embeds it into a fairly plain looking dining table using 2400 LEDs and 2 trackpads. When the table is on, the trackpads allow users… » 5/28/08 7:30pm 5/28/08 7:30pm