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Video: Nexus Q Hacked to Play Pong


Developers are really starting to push out the goods for the Nexus Q lately. The newest development stage for the orb is to turn it into a fully functional Pong controller. That’s right, folks. Good ‘ol Pong.

Update: As many have voiced, the game is called Brick Breaker in the video. But with no bricks, my mind went straight to Pong.

Any guesses on what other groundbreaking advances we can expect from the Q in the future?

Via: Engadget

  • gdi2290

    actually it is (single player) pong. brick was made by Steve Wozniak in a challenge from Steve Jobs to make a single player pong game

  • skyskioc

    That YouTube video just about put me to sleep

  • nightscout13

    How bout some DLNA love?

  • TJ

    And in related news…the guy in the video just finished his pewter Dungeon’s and Dragons figurine set.


  • Nick Xenakis

    Ask Zandar feat. the Nexus Q!

  • Apple patented pong last week. Lawsuit.

    • incorrect. They patented the volume + and – buttons. Lawsuit for any company that produces phones…

  • Butters619

    Most expensive game of brick breaker ever.

    • michael arazan

      I think when pong came out in the 1970’s it was $300 too

  • moelsen8

    i don’t get it. this thing better have something crazy waiting to be discovered.

    • nightscout13

      Hopefully DLNA. Otherwise it’s an overpriced ROKU.

  • $299 = Pong

    • schmaltzy

      $299=One of the many things my Google TV can do that the Q can’t for 1/3 the price!

  • BPStroh

    This is where technology is headed. Backwards 30 years.

    • Actually, its 40. Pacman would be more around 30.

  • Crazydog

    Pong? C’mon, that’s obviously a WIP of Breakout! Jeez, learn your video game history!


    ….I mean, it does say Brick Breaker as the app title…

    • But there are no bricks! Just an ever present opponent on the other end of the table. Pong lol

      • Droidzilla

        I see no opponent; just the top of the screen with no bricks. Breakout for sure. Respect the classics, man!

      • “I don’t like tennis because I know that I will never be as good as a wall”

        • ArrowCool


          +1,000,000 for the Mitch Hedberg reference!

    • I agree, this is not pong. It is breakout/brick breaker. My guess is that they’re going to add the bricks eventually. The paddle and ball is just an alpha version.

    • Updated for you! 🙂