Ralph baer AKA the father of videogames, dies at 92


#1

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/ralph-baer-father-of-video-games-dies-at-92/ar-BBgu77F?ocid=ansguardian11

Thanks to him, We control the vertical. We control the horizontal. WE CONTROL IT ALL. R.I.P. inventor of the greatest peripheral device since the remote control.

-Starhammer-


#2

Just read this awhile ago. Gonna have to locate my Magnavox Odyssey, and play it in tribute.


#3

Did they bury him in a region locked, exclusive to game developer’s cemetery?


#4

1958 is significantly earlier.


#5

yeah but did he play cvs2?

otherwise not important :wtf:


#6

Not Japanese hence not true.


#7

Nice to see another Odyssey owner.


#8

I remember reading about him for the first time in my Guiness Book of World Records 2008 Game Edition. His contributions were a very interesting read.
R.I.P


#9

Gamasutra interviewed him years ago: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/130108/the_right_to_baer_games__an_.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GamasutraNews+(Gamasutra+News)

He was also the first rage quitter:


#10

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Quoted for the truth, this man is father of videogames, and the first interaction with the screen.**


#11

Baer helped design the first modern home video game console, that all of today’s consoles are based on or influenced by-- not “the video game.”


#12

PC Master Race