R.I.P. Ralph H. Baer, Father Of Video Games

Ralph H. Baer, father of video games, passes away at 92

Dubbed the “Thomas Edison of the home TV game” by Popular Electronics Magazine in 1980, Baer’s Odyssey game system was the first home video game system. The patent for the idea was filed on August 10, 1970 and the system was released by Magnavox in 1972.

I should have seen how big games would become.

But noooooo.

Why I am not rich today.

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One response to “R.I.P. Ralph H. Baer, Father Of Video Games

  1. Eric

    I had one of those and loved it, my parents were happy to play too. I suspect they really purchased it for themselves.

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