Ralph Baer R.I.P.

Ralph Baer, der Erfinder der Videogame Konsole, ist heute im Alter von 92 Jahren gestorben. Oben ein Commercial zu seiner 1972er Magna Odyssey, auf der von Arcade Games bis zu Atari alle Nachfolger basierten. Außerdem hat er die Lightgun und Simon erfunden. Mach's gut, Ralph, thanks for all the fun.

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.

Baer, an engineer and inventor through and through, also developed the light gun, recognized as the very first peripheral for video game consoles, the interactive memory game, Simon, and other inventions.

Gamasutra: Obituary: Ralph Baer, 'father of video games,' passes away (via Kotaku)