It’s almost amazing to think we once entertained ourselves sending a ball back and forth between paddles. That is what we called “Video Games” in those days. Now? its updated rosters and online game-play. Never forget your roots! Jump for a trip down memory lane…

Tat Wza

“Pong’s” primitive, two-dimensional graphics look ridiculous now, but it was an immediate hit and is considered the first commercially successful video game.

But Atari’s more lasting contribution to living-room entertainment may have been the Atari VCS, more commonly known as the Atari 2600. The home video-game console launched in 1977 and sold more than 30 million units before being discontinued in 1992 according to a Business Week report.