Nolan Bushnell is back with the Media Bistro

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Thomas Ricker
May 30th, 2005
Nolan Bushnell is back with the Media Bistro image
Nolan Bushnell is back with the Media Bistro image
Media Bistro (Nolan Bushnell)

What do you do after creating Pong and founding Chuck E. Cheese? Combine the two into a Media Bistro of course (the peeps at Mediabistro will probably not be pleased about this). Set to open this fall in Los Angeles, Nolan K. Bushnell is hoping his 300-seat restaurant and bar with "ubiquitous interactive media" will "get gamers out of the house." We fully support this moralistic pursuit after seeing the sallow face of LA-gamer society last week. Two-sided, touch-screen monitors installed at every table will enable two people (or two couples) to play some 70 different video and trivia games (think uWink, not Rockstar) against each other — a section is even reserved for large gaming groups. There is no mention of what the menu will consist of, but we're guessing you'll find gamer classics such as a warm Mountain Dew and Froot Loops starter with a main of fried Bologna au Pringles.

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