What if Nintendo had failed to conquer the world of gaming in the 1980s? Or Pong had never lived past its first round? In this new column, Kyle Orland looks at turning points in gaming history and imagines what might have been.

  • What if Atari never released the arcade version of Pong?
  • What if Atari had avoided the “crash” and faced Nintendo head-on?
  • What if Nintendo never released the Game Boy?

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