Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2012 20:13 UTC
Games "Unfortunately, many of the logic chips that make up Pong are no longer readily available. There are newer parts that will perform the same function but they have different pin connections. I started by re-drawing and adapting some the circuits to the available parts." Recreating Pong from scratch. In its original hardware form. Crazy cool.
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Emulated version
by FunkyELF on Tue 18th Dec 2012 18:02 UTC
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Since this contained no code... only logic chips, and emulator would actually need a simulation engine.

I did a simple google search for Pong hardware emulator and found a comment on this page...

http://www.metafilter.com/106370/The-world-of-perfect-video-game-em...

... stating that the DICE (digital integrated circuit emulator) requires a 3GHz processor to run Pong at 5-10 frames per second.

Incredible. Though, this is a general purpose IC emulator. Perhaps a Pong could be coded up more efficiently rather than going through something so general purpose.
Look at the schematic, isolate the logical portion from the analog portion, and I'm sure the requirements would go way down.

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