Baer: As Technology Advances, 'We're Taking Everything For Granted'

As creator of the very first video game console, 1972's Magnavox Odyssey, Ralph Baer is one of the industry's greatest cultural icons. Today's game industry bears very little resemblance to the climate in which Baer built his creations, but the veteran still remembers where he came from.

"When it takes $10 million to do a video game and a group of 75 to 100 people with all kinds of different qualifications -- guys that do sound, guys who do the graphics, guys who do nothing but worry about shadows or clouds -- it's a production like a movie today," he says. "There's no comparison with what I was doing."

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