Rest in Peace Ralph Baer

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Ralph Baer, the man who made the first patent for a video game with his Madnavox Odyssey console died yesterday at the age of 92.

Magnavox Odyssey

Ralph Baer made the Magnavox Odyssey, a video game console that had interchangeable cartridges. It was released in 1972, 5 years before Atari released their 2600 console.

Here is Mr Baer demonstrating the Brown Box in 1969, showing off Ping-Pong, what would become Pong, being played on a TV screen.

It is a shame that the Grandfather of video games has passed on, but his legacy will stay strong for many generations to come!