Ralph Baer has passed away at the age of 92.
Father of the first home console, Magnavox Odyssey Thank you, Ralph Baer for starting video game consoles
And starting gaming. :)
Ralph Baer is The Man! Confirmed
Thank you Ralph, for giving me such a rich and varied hobby. A legend.
Saw him at Video Games Live! Such a very wonderful guy. He will be missed. Thanks for his efforts and may he rest in peace. We owe him so much.
He's the Godfather of all gamers. May his soul R.I.P knowing that he has brought much enjoyment to all the gamers out there.
This man was not only a genius, but a class act. He'd take the time to talk to people about the gaming industry if you were to be privileged enough to cross paths with him.
God bless him and thank you sir for bring video games into this world. R.I.P
Time is cruel, sometimes. He may have had a full life but that doesn't null the pain of loss for fans and loved ones in general.
He's blowing the dust out of God's cartridges now... R.i.P and R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Thanks Mr. Baer, may the afterlife be 4K @ 120fps. RIP
Thanks for your legacy, will be known for eternity. Rest in peace.
much respect and thankfulness for starting something thats blossomed into a huge beautiful interactive form of entertainment that has carried on all these years thats given everyone enjoyment and much more. may he rest in peace and wish his family and friends comfort during this time.
Thank you Mr Baer. May you rest in peace. Without you, we would never have had the opportunity to press Start and begin endless hours of joy and entertainment!
R.I.P prayers to his family and loved ones
R.I.P.. Ever since Aubrey de grey has thought of ageing as a disease i kind of agree with him, hopefully we find a way to defeat it soon.
Rest in peace Ralph. Its hard to believe the first console was released around 42 years ago, things sure have advanced at an alarming pace. Just imagine being able to go back in time and showing the first gamers what games look like now. I still remember sitting in a Sega Rally cabinet thinking there is no way graphics can get any better than this!
Finally something we almost all agree on! The Odyssey was my first console, as well as a good word to describe my life's journey, thus far. Thanks Sir, you inadvertently saved my life, the worlds intelligence, has dropped a few points, with your passing. :-(.
Thank you for everything, Ralph.
RIP. We all owe him
Best comments I've read on N4G, in a long time.
A genius, gentleman and a man that can be place along side Edison. Having met Mr. Baer in person you can't but only be fascinated at a man then in his eighties and very connected from the baby gamers to the senior gamers. God bless for what you have given everyone. I am sure god has a smile on his face and thinking OK Ralph Baer game on. May you rest in peace.
He is the father of all videogames, without him, where would any of us be? He showed the world That something small can turn into something as big as the videogames we love and play. He deserves the right to be called The Father of Videogames, and he will be missed dearly. Thank you ralph for giving us what we love. Our Games, Our consoles, our hobby's, Our Way of life. Rest in Peace. Your Legend will live on forever
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