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''Video-game pioneer Ralph Baer has died at the age of 92.

Mr Baer is widely seen as the "father of video games" for his pioneering work that led to the creation of the Odyssey games console.

The Odyssey, licensed to TV-maker Magnavox, went on sale in 1972 and inspired many other firms to make their own consoles.

Mr Baer also created the first peripherals for consoles and invented many popular electronic games.

Born in Germany, Mr Baer and his family fled the country before World War Two and emigrated to the United States. As a teenager he took up electronics and trained as a radio service engineer.

After the war, this background led him to a career in electrical engineering that, in 1966, saw him create a "brown box" console that let two people take each other on in several different games including a crude, by modern gaming standards, version of table tennis.

The brown box became the Odyssey and went on to become a huge hit. Its success helped to kick off the first wave of TV-connected gaming consoles and inspired an entire industry.

The Odyssey was the first of many game-related electronics devices that Mr Baer created. Among these was the first light gun that could be used to shoot on-screen targets. In later work, Mr Baer also helped Coleco develop some of its games consoles and did work on collaborative play via cable networks.

Mr Baer also came up with the electronics underpinning the Simon electronic game and by the time of his death had more than 150 patents to his name.

In 2004, he was awarded the US National Medal of Technology and in 2010 was inducted into America's National Inventors Hall of Fame.''

-BBC 2014


RIP, Baer and thank you for the joy you've brought to the world by starting off the video gaming home consoles - you did good man, you did good <3
-Plt
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PixyDee123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thanks for adding my pictures!:happytard3d: Happytard 3D 50x50 derp 
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Fantalusy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting! :)
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SamThePenetrator Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Create a new folder, please.
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Platinum-Lady Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What folder would you like? :3
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SamThePenetrator Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artist
all are closed and featured is full :(
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Platinum-Lady Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for reporting this, the issue has been resolved. Have a nice day!
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Dreiks Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello
Sorry for disturbing you. My name is Andris Celms. I'm here on a mission to recruit members for a RPG video game development project. Everyone willing to create a game is welcome to join in. The project is non profit and all the members are voluntary.
If I do not answer in time I ask all those willing to participate to write me on our e-mail: phoenixdream@fadedhaven.com

You can take a look at some of the public info here:

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Thank you for your patience, time and attention ;)
Andris Celms, Producer and Creative Director of Phoenix Dream
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Tatta-Kasame Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hello, just saw the group and thought I'd stop by to ask, do you know if any of your members have old DEAD gameboys they would like to sell? I could make them into wallets like I did this one tatta-kasame.deviantart.com/ar… (though some things are customizable now, like the zipper color)

but I only take DEAD gameboys, I could never take apart a WORKING console, it would break my heart :(
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Platinum-Lady Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, not that I know of, I collect consoles myself so I'll have a look around for you. I'll make a journal about it to alert our members, thank you for informing me :)

Aha, I feel the same way, even when one of my gameboys broke I just put it in a decorated box to rest.
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Tatta-Kasame Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^ I see this as breathing new life into something that otherwise would wind up useless

And now a days I'm using my gameboy wallet more than I used my gameboy as a console! *laughs*
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