'''Pong''' is the second commercial [[video game]], the first being "Tennis for Two." It was designed by Atari Inc. and released on November 29, 1972. The name is derived from the action of imitating ping-pong.
Pong has entered popular culture as a term connoting something that in its heyday was quite popular, but with time has become outmoded. The game is still popular with Atari purists
, and the original consoles and equipment often sell for hundreds of dollars on eBay, and other sites.