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Old 12-07-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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Ralph Baer has died.



Some very sad news this evening: Gamasutra reports that Ralph Baer, widely regarded as the father of the video game industry, has passed away at the age of 92.

A renowned inventor, and holder of over 150 patents, Baer's most famous work was designing the machine that would become the Magnavox Odyssey, the world's very first home video games console. Every console and handheld that's come since, well, you can trace it all back to the Odyssey.

Baer's work in electronics would culminate in 2006 with him being awarded the National Medal of Technology by President George W Bush for his work in pioneering the video game industry


I knew he was getting up there in age and it was only a matter of time, but it's a shame he didn't get one more Christmas with his family. I respect him and everything he did for gaming, without Ralph, we wouldn't be where we are today. Rest in peace.
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