Online game pioneer Ralph Baer dies aged ninety two

Video game pioneer Ralph Baer dies aged 92

It is a unhappy day for players: Ralph Baer, one of many cornerstones of the early online game business, has died at ninety two. Particulars of his passing aren’t instantly obtainable, however there isn’t any query that gaming can be very totally different with out him. He co-developed what would grow to be the primary house recreation console, the Magnavox Odyssey; he additionally helped make the reminiscence recreation Simon, and got here up with the gameplay idea that may finally result in Nolan Bushnell’s Pong. Importantly, he did not cease inventing. He was nonetheless exploring electronics nicely previous the standard retirement age, and had greater than one hundred fifty patents beneath his belt. We’ll miss you, Ralph.

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