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Bushnell is believed to be the inventor of 'Pong', Atari's first coin-op
game. But in 1972, several weeks before Atari's 'Pong' was released,
'Magnavox' presented a gaming console called 'Odyssey 100', the first home
video game system. The 'Odyssey 100' included a game very similar to 'Pong'.
With the sales not doing as well, and the overall handheld market declining due to the emerging cartridge based console popularity rising, Atari decided to get out of the handheld market and 'Atari Electronic Games' ceased to exist by 1979.
Pong' (C-100), codename 'Darlene': just 1 game, 1976
Several years later, Atari recycled the good old 'Pong' and released 'Video Olympics' for the Atari 2600 video game system with a lot of 'Pong' variants.
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