I think it would be irresponsible of me (a) as a videogame news reporter, (b) as a Philadelphian-turned-Californian not to share with you this delightful video of Pong being played on Philadelphia’s Cira building.
The giant-sized game of Pong was orchestrated by Drexel University professor Frank Lee, who was inspired by the Cira Centre’s—a very prominent Skyscraper in Philadelphia’s Center City—rather beautiful lighting.
“For whatever reason, I saw in my mind’s eye … Tetris shapes outlined by those lights, falling and twisting and rotating,” Lee told Polygon. “That, for me, became the start of this long five-year journey to make this game.”
Lee’s giant Pong dream was fulfilled last Friday, April 19. Another match is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, at 8PM ET.