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Atari bounces onto the scene

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It seems so simple now, but go back 40 years ago.

On this day in 1972, the video game company, Atari came into existence. Its two founders wanted to produce an electronic tennis game to be called "Pong." They did it five months later!

In honor of this anniversary, the company recently released Circus Atari; quite a bit more complicated than its first black and white tennis ball adventure!