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Atari takes over 22-story building for 'world's largest game of Pong'

Pong
Mark McDonald / Downtown Council of Kansas City

To celebrate the 40th birthday of Pong — one of the earliest arcade video games — its maker, Atari, has turned a 22-story building in Kansas City into what may be the "world's largest game of Pong."

While the authorities of Guinness World Records haven't made that title official, the whole setup is pretty impressive.

As a press release by the Downtown Council of Kansas City explains, the gigantic game is to be featured during the city's annual "City Lights" event and a traditional tree-lighting ceremony.  The south side of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown will serve as the "screen" for the enormous Pong game.  Once again: That means a this game is 22 stories tall. Check out how it looks in action in the video below.

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