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Inventor of the Home Gaming Console Ralph Baer Has Passed Away

December 8, 2014 Written by Mark Labbe

Ralph Baer, the creator of the world’s first commercial home gaming console, has died at the age of 92 in his home in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

Called “The Father of Video Games,” Baer created the Magnavox Odyssey, which was first released back in 1972. In its first year, it sold some 130,000 units, and by 1975 it had sold around 330,000 units.

A total of 27 games were commercially released for the console, including Haunted House, Tennis, and Soccer. Baer was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2006, which was presented to him by former President George W. Bush.

We here at PlayStation LifeStyle offer our deepest condolences to Baer’s family.

[Source: New York Times via Eurogamer]