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Old and new school gamers find joy at Atari event

Both kids and adults sat down and played their thumbs off at different old school video games at the Sunnyvale Library.
It was a gamer's paradise in Sunnyvale Saturday -- the Sunnyvale Library was turned into Atari central.

Both kids and adults sat down and played their thumbs off at different old school video games.

They even got to meet a pioneer in the industry. Al Alcorn designed Pong.

"It's great to have people who don't know me like me, and like the old stuff; I really enjoy that, very rewarding," Alcorn said. "Not very often engineers in the Valley here get to do something that sticks in peoples' memories for so long."

Alcorn says it took just three months to design the iconic video game back in 1972. He says Pong, which is a simulated tennis game, was originally assigned to him as a training exercise.
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