Monday, December 08, 2014

Ralph Baer - Gaming Origins

Let's have a moment of silence for Ralph Baer today. For those who don't know their video game history, he is considered the grand creator of video games. An engineer, he immigrated from Germany and created the first console in the late 1960's, to be re-branded and sold as the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972. Since then he has held over 150 patents, received numerous of awards, and many console developers see his pioneering work as inspiration. He passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Rest in peace, good sir. Thank you for your innovations.

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