So after your brain hurts a bit and you’re tired of learning computer science on the Raspberry Pi, you might want to relax with a bit of nostalgia and exercise your thumbs with some retro gaming. Want to revisit your childhood memories of Pong? Ping away. Maybe your kids have been hounding you for a video game console but you don’t have the $300 to spring for a PS3. The Pi can help you with this and help teach your kids something, to boot. After some slight software configurations and a hardware purchase or two, you can relive the days of the almighty Atari 2600. Catch us after the break and we’ll show you how to get your Pi to play all your totally legal cartridge backups.
Getting your Raspberry Pi to play Pong is actually quite simple. Through a quick set of commands and a few configuration steps, you’ll be vaulted back in time and playing Atari on your tube. With that said, let’s get to blastin’ Asteroids!
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