Atari Showcases Touch-Sensitive Pong Wall at Nextfest (2006)

I was on TechEBlog the other day and found this great YouTube clip from Nextfest (2006). It’s an interactive installation of an Atari touch-sensitive “Pong Wall” game. No video displays or game controllers needed. You just touch the wall and use your hand to position your paddle. The Pong Wall detects hand movement by using embedded sensors on the wall. And the game interface and score are both projected on the wall with LEDs.

Atari Pong Wall

Retro Gaming With The Atari Flashback 2

If you’re really itching to play Pong again, Atari released a retro game system called the Atari Flashback 2 ($30). It features the same wood grain paneling and looks of the Atari 2600. Games include Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Millipede, Missile Command, Combat, and Pong.

Atari Flashback 2