Here's something to make early video game enthusiasts feel old -- Atari's Pong is celebrating its 40th birthday today.
It was 1972 that Atari's first consumer product was created sending people into a playing frenzy. Rumor has it that lines of gamers vying to try out Pong at the arcade sometimes went at least 60 people deep. It wasn't until 1975 that the home version of the game was released.
"Pong World introduces a new generation to the classic game of PONG with a dazzling unique twist and colorful new look," Atari wrote in its game description in the iTunes App Store.
Another iOS Pong app came out in 2011. It was part of a massive collection of coveted classic Atari games that also included Asteroids, Missile Command, and Battlezone. With this package 100 games became available, grouped in packs of three and four for a 99-cent in-app purchase.