Pong Is Being Turned In To A Television Game Show

The movie based on the classic video game Asteroids is currently in production hell so it looks like it’s iconic stable mate, Pong, may reach the screen first, albeit a slightly smaller one. News reaches us that the 45 year old (!) video game is set to become the basis of a new TV show, Million Dollar Pong.

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“’Pong’ is a cultural touchpoint for generations of people,” said veteran producer Scott Sternberg. “It’s not often we get the chance to develop a game show concept around such an iconic brand. I can’t wait to give people the chance to see, experience and play a brand new ‘Pong.’”

Sternberg has previously launched game show hits such as The Gong Show and Hollywood Squares, and Atari are on board with Jeff Mirkin serving as a producer.

“Our brand and our portfolio of games are known to many people around the world so it is a natural fit to bring them to television,” said Frédéric Chesnais, CEO of Atari.

Source: Variety

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  1. Well. This will suck.

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