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Ralph Baer, 'The Father of Video Games' Has Passed Away

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Ralph Baer, 'The Father of Video Games' Has Passed Away

After a weekend that consisted of an abundance of video game related events and news, unfortunately the video game industry and the rest of the world have suffered the loss of a great man today.

Known as ‘The Father of Video Games’ for his work on the very first ever home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, Ralph Baer passed away today at the age of 92. Reported by Gamasutra, Baer’s death was confirmed by sources close to him.

Ralph Baer

Within his life, Baer had accumulated over 150 patents in his name, he helped create Simon, the brain-training memory game, as well as the world’s first light gun, which was used first on the Magnavox Odyssey’s Shooting Gallery.

Thank you for everything, Ralph Baer.

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