Fun & Games - Pong

Description: Get the great arcade classic game "Pong" right to your Apple Macintosh Dashboard! This Widget is a tribute to Nolan Bushnell who founded Atari in 1972. Thank you for starting the big bang explosion of Video Arcade Entertainment.

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Author: realzeit
Version: 1.0
Uploaded on: August 5th 2005 at 7:50 PM
Rating: (2 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 986
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i like the idea of pong, but the widget is *huge* on my 15" powerbook, and my flat-mate just asked me if i am playing pong. it was that loud. in other words, the sounds need to be able to be turned off.

Posted by: mdc on Aug 05, 05 (8:04 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

I like the idea, but it is way too big and the game itself is way too small. I think it would be better to just have the game, and not the whole border madness.

Posted by: applemaster on Aug 05, 05 (8:47 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

It works pretty well, but takes up a huge amount of space, 90% of which is completely unused. I suggest completely removing everything but the actual game area. The rest is pretty, but useless, and makes this widget hard to fit on the dashboard.

Also, the play area is pretty small, so once the rest is removed, it would be nice if the playable area were enlarged.

Finally, as mdc said, the sound should (as always) be optional.

Posted by: zweben on Aug 05, 05 (8:49 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

He can't make the sound optional; this Widget is just a Flash file, which he has no control over.

Posted by: Garcon on Aug 05, 05 (9:48 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

The idea behind this was to bring you the original arcade cabinet, so the game area is as big as in reality. We will soon make the "protoype" cabinet version, there the game area will be much bigger smiley
Good point about the sound beeing optional, we will fix that.

Posted by: realzeit (developer) on Aug 05, 05 (9:57 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

good job. winning the macworld "why? widget of the week" that is.

Posted by: jeffl89 on Aug 06, 05 (4:34 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

if he made the flash animation (the pong game) then the sound can be optional.

all it takes is a flash button to mute the sound. not difficult. it does not need to be on the back of the widget.

Posted by: mdc on Aug 06, 05 (7:11 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

just take the whole cabinet away. You don't need that there to relive the whole pong experience. The game does that fine just by itself.

Make the game bigger - but not too big!!! The cabinet is just so huge and you can hardly see the screen. Its even worse on screens with a really high resolution - I need a magnifying glass to see what's going on!

Posted by: trinket on Aug 08, 05 (10:10 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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