Video Recreation Consoles Pioneer Ralph Baer Dies at ninety two

A on-line recreation pioneer who created every the precursor to "Pong" and the digital memory recreation "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer moreover was chief of the workforce that developed the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home on-line recreation console. Baer was a longtime resident of Manchester, New Hampshire. The Goodwin Funeral Residence in Manchester confirmed Monday that he died at his residence Saturday. He was ninety two. Born in Germany, Baer escaped the Holocaust collectively together with his family. As chief engineer for Sanders Associates, now BAE Methods, he started engaged on what he known as "television video video games" inside the Nineteen Sixties. That led to "The Brown Area," which was licensed by Magnavox and acquired right here out with The Odyssey inside the Nineteen Seventies. Baer acquired the Nationwide Medal of Know-how from President George W. Bush in 2006.

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First revealed December eight 2014, eight:36 AM