Obituary: Ralph Baer, ‘father of video games,’ passes away

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Ralph Baer, a true pioneer of video games, has passed away at the age of 92, Gamasutra can confirm via independent sources close to Baer.

Baer developed the very first console video game system, originally known as the Brown Box, but later licensed and sold as 1972’s Magnavox Odyssey, which laid the foundation for video games as we know them today.

Ralph Baer and Bill Harrison testing the Brown Bo…: http://youtu.be/scaLx1l_j5w

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