RIP Ralph Baer

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RIP Ralph Baer

Postby Elomin Sha » 07 Dec 2014, 15:04

Father of the video game industry passed away at 92. Invented the 'Brown Box' which would become the Magnavox Odyssey, the first video game console. His work would give Nolan Bushnell the idea to make the first arcade machine and found Atari. He also invented the first light gun.
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Re: RIP Ralph Baer

Postby Darkobra » 07 Dec 2014, 15:29

There goes a legend.
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Re: RIP Ralph Baer

Postby RedNightmare » 09 Dec 2014, 07:27

Why did I never know about this man when he was alive? I would have made every effort to thank him for his work :(
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Re: RIP Ralph Baer

Postby Elomin Sha » 09 Dec 2014, 10:18

RedNightmare wrote:Why did I never know about this man when he was alive? I would have made every effort to thank him for his work :(

Here's another one I only discovered until recently - Jerry Lawson, invented the Fairchild Video Entertainment System (VES) better known as the Fairchild Channel F. First Afro-American to design a games console. First console to use a microprocessor, first console to allow a player to play against the system itself, had the first pause button and first to use interchangeable ROM carts.
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Re: RIP Ralph Baer

Postby Bebop Man » 09 Dec 2014, 14:01

Baer's work "gave Nolan Bushnell an idea" in the same sense an inventor gives a thief an idea.
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Re: RIP Ralph Baer

Postby Elomin Sha » 09 Dec 2014, 14:03

Bebop Man wrote:Baer's work "gave Nolan Bushnell an idea" in the same sense an inventor gives a thief an idea.

Magnavox and Atarti did have a legal dispute.
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