One of the sad news that struck gamers worldwide is the death of Ralph Baer, better known as the father of gaming industry at the age of 92.
Ralph held more than 150 patents, but what he’s most famous and respected was the invention of Magnavox Odyssey the very first gaming console back in 1969, with it began an industry so expansive and lively that he will always be remembered for being the one that made possible with his first game Pong.
Our respects go to Mr Ralph, if it wasn’t for his impressive breakthroughs in the world of technology we would have never seen the world we know in the same way, a world of video games that spanned thousands of stories and special moments to our hearts.
Game developers have been commenting on the news on their twitter accounts, here are some tweets below:
We're sad to hear of the passing of the man who's the reason we're all doing this- Ralph Baer. He's already missed. pic.twitter.com/KHutOobcpa
— Fire Hose Games (@FireHoseGames) December 8, 2014
RIP the legendary Ralph Baer
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) December 8, 2014
Really beautiful piece about Ralph Baer. Particularly love his incredulity over the idea of retiring. A true artist https://t.co/jGXcHHg2hQ
— Austin Wintory (@awintory) December 8, 2014
— 🅻🅰🆁🆁🆈 ☁ 🅷🆁🆈🅱 (@majornelson) December 7, 2014
I was proud to know Ralph Baer & write about him for my book. I considered him a friend. There was no one like Ralph. & there won't be again
— harold goldberg (@haroldgoldberg) December 8, 2014
RIP Ralph Baer. Thanks for EVERYTHING!
— TimOfLegend &:Y} (@TimOfLegend) December 8, 2014
Next PAX East let's all roll up to Nashua, New Hampshire and play some Magnavox Odyssey games in Ralph Baer's memory.
— Rich Gallup (@rich_gallup) December 7, 2014
Sad to hear that Video game pioneer Ralph Baer has passed away. http://t.co/eRfZTsNqcq
— David Perry (@dperry) December 8, 2014