Ralph H. Baer Passed Away

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  1. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
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    Today we have some sad news to report. Ralph H. Baer, aged 92, has passed away on December 6th at his home in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    For those who may not be familiar with Ralph's work, Baer was a German-American developer, engineer and inventor, often called the "Father of Video Games". Ralph was the great mind behind the world's first commercially available video game system, the Magnavox Odyssey, and his work laid the cornerstone of gaming. He was also credited for a number of other gaming-related patents and products, including the popular game Simon.

    We felt that it is only appropriate that we pay our respects to this great figure and express our deepest condolences here on GBATemp. Ralph was one of those people who made our favourite pass time and hobby a reality, it saddens us to hear of his passing. We hope that Baer's legacy continues to live on.

    Should you wish to learn more about Baer and his achievements, feel free to follow this link and read up on him and his work, perhaps some of you will find it inspiring.
    filfat, Gahars, Serious_Heavy and 7 others like this.
  2. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 19, 2006
    RIP Baer, you legend you
  3. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

    Jun 20, 2013
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    The C Standard Library
    your 3 days late but hey, who's counting?

    R.I.P to the OG

    playing pong with the great ones now. The land of free DLC
  4. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    His legend lives on in video games.

    R.I.P. Ralph Baer.
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Apr 4, 2006
    RIP, the original old school gamer :sleep:

  6. Kyouhei

    Kyouhei Official 任天堂 Lover

    Aug 18, 2011
    RIP, Original King of Games
  7. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    Damn... this guy was legend... Videogames just wouldn't be the same without him, and might not even be where they are now. Rest in peace buddy, knowing that your legacy will live on forever.
  8. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    RIP Ralph, you magnificent genius you.
  9. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

    Jan 30, 2008
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    Good night, sweet prince.
  10. Phantom_User

    Phantom_User Phantom of Page 666

    Aug 28, 2012
    Your nightmares
    :'( ...

    Just the thought that it's thanks to this man that we all are able to be here, as a community, to discuss videogames and everything sorrounding them, is overwhelming.
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  11. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Oct 23, 2007
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    I recently read the profile Ars Technica did on him - he was an exceptionally bright man, even in his nineties.

    An incredible person and a true loss for the world.

    R.I.P. Mr. Baer.
  12. Serious_Heavy

    Serious_Heavy GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 9, 2014
    Noir York City
    He was responsible of the Odyssey... didn't know.
    I feel dumb because I heard his name for the time when he passed out.

    Well, you almost founded the video game industry, if not you have.
    R.I.P. Ralph Baer.
  13. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

    Sep 30, 2010
    This is how great people lives.
    Their name almost unknown to you until they passed away.
    R.I.P. Ralph Baer.
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