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December 8, 2014

Video game pioneer Ralph Baer dies aged 92

It’s a sad day for gamers: Ralph Baer, one of the cornerstones of the early video game industry, has died at 92. Details of his passing aren’t immediately available, but there’s no question that gaming would be very different without him. He co-developed what would become the first home game console, the Magnavox Odyssey; he also helped make the memory game Simon, and came up with the gameplay concept that would ultimately lead to Nolan Bushnell’s Pong.

Rest in peace.