The world of videogames is a high turnover one, with new tech, stories, and characters constantly coming out. But that doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy the classics.
Controlling games with brainwaves is a vogue research subject—Patricia Hernandez herself tested out a demo that involved tossing trucks telekinetically—but a team of researchers have applied it to a competitive game—Pong—with the goal of allowing a paralyzed person to make the ceremonial kickoff of the 2014 World Cup.
Patrick Runte's photographs don't just imagine what old video games might look like in the real world — with blocky characters translated into three dimensions. They also imagine how those games might be played in our world — and they look like a good deal of fun.
Using the latest computer graphics is one way to make video games more life-like - but what about incorporating life itself into them?
Watch Ralph Baer and Bill Harrison demonstrate their "brown box" video control module in 1969, two years after they invented the technology behind what eventually became Pong. Yes, Pong, the video ping-pong game that seemed so incredibly exciting back when my cousins had it in the 1970s. Of course, by the time I got…