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Gaming Pioneer Ralph Baer Passes Away

The industry wouldn't exist without the amazing contributions of one man.

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Ralph Baer, creator of the first home console video game system, passed away over the weekend, according to various media reports. He was 92-years-old.

Baer was responsible for the precursor to Pong and Magnavox Odyssey in 1972, originally dubbed the "Brown Box."

In 2006, Baer received the National Medal of Technology from President George W. Bush.

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