Pong pong pong...

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sun Sep 26 07:14:46 2004

Still on my Pong trip, here.. :-)

Can anyone tell me how the original Atari arcade Pong (and probably the
home version too) interacted between the bat and the ball? (Anyone got
one they can hook up and try?)

I've found one reference that says the bats were split into 8 segments;
but when the ball hit the bat, was the resulting direction of travel
influenced *only* by the bat segment hit, or also by the direction of
travel at the collision point?

Presumably if the ball hits the bat at the nearmost end, then the ball
is returned in the exact opposite direction (i.e. reflected back along
its path by a simple reverse of direction). But what about the other 7


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