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.