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The Creator Of The Video Game Cartridge Has Died

Kotaku: "Jerry Lawson, the engineer that lead the Fairchild Channel F development team, has died, reports Vintage Computing and Gaming. The Fairchild Channel F became the first cartridge-based video game console when it was released in 1976 and Lawson was instrumental in its design.

Lawson was recently honored by the Independent Game Developers Association for his pioneering work.

Lawson passed away this weekend at the age of 70."

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Kran2596d ago (Edited 2596d ago )

You helped change games for the better ;'(

R.I.P

rabidpancakeburglar2596d ago

A true hero amongst gamers. RIP.

rabidpancakeburglar2596d ago

I've gotta wonder what sort of person goes down a thread about someones death and disagrees with everyone

yewles12596d ago

T_T I hate mortality... thanks for helping to create a whole new way for people to have enjoyment. R.I.P

HeavenlySnipes2596d ago

Anyone else remember blowing wildly into Nintendo cartridges (until you were dizzy) back in the day?

I don't even know how it helped, but it did. lol

Oner2596d ago

Actually it was only a temporary solution at the onset of the problem. After a while of blowing into them it made it worse because the moisture in your breath actually made the pins oxidize even faster!

Bull5hifT2596d ago

Sometimes i was soo excited to play Super Mario RPG on my super that i blew on it like crazy, i was soo light headed and Dizzy, id forget why i was blowing so hard... Problem now is the little battery inside my zelda cartrige and Mario has died , the save last for like 2 weeks if im lucky

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