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Pro Established video games as commercially viable
Pong inspired a generation of video game enthusiasts and established video games as a popular and commercially viable industry.
Pro First commercially successful and widely popular video game
Pong may not have been the first video game ever, but it was definitely the first commercially successful and widely popular.
Pro Modeled after real-life Ping-Pong with adjustments
The concept for Pong was modeled on real life Ping-Pong, with a few modifications to make the gameplay more exciting. For example, the player could change the ball's return angle based on what section of the paddle the ball hit.
This made the game both more fun and challenging to play. The speed of the game also increased over time to ensure that the gameplay remained challenging for people at higher skill levels.