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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 08:19 PM

 

Father Of Video Games Ralph H. Baer Has Passed Away

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/12/07/father-of-video-games-ralph-h-baer-has-passed-away.aspx

Ralph H. Baer, inventor of the first home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, has passed away at the age of 92.

Baer did not invent video games, but his impact on the medium is immeasurable. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey (and its prototype, the Brown Box), brought video games into the home, setting a standard for interactive entertainment on your television. Baer also created the first light gun game called Shooting Gallery, a technology that would be used by video games well into the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox era.

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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 08:23 PM

1. Amazing! I'd never heard of him until this.

He was obviously a genius in his field.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey

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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 08:39 PM

2. His name popped up often enough, but....

mostly in background info and footnotes to stories on the video game industry.

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