Tag Archives: Ralph Baer
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 | 19:08 GMT
“Yeah. I did a bit. What I thought I unleashed was a family game. If you’ll stop to consider for a second, what’s the ping pong game? You can’t play ping pong with yourself. It was meant to be played by two people. And we had four-handed ping pong and hockey games early on, also. I always thought of it as a family game. And it just sort of degenerated into a one player type thing which was never in my mind.” – Ralph Baer on whether he “unleashed a monster” with Pong to David Friedman. Baer turned 90 this week.
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 | 04:21 GMT
Ralph Baer, who invented the first home console in 1972, isn’t happy with the direction of some modern games.
Wed, Mar 24, 2010 | 13:53 GMT
Video Games Live has announced special guests for a concert in New Orleans where attendees can hear some of their favorite videogame compositions performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fri, Feb 15, 2008 | 12:46 GMT
Dutch show the NLGD Festival of Games is to be held on June 14-22 in Utrecht, the organisers confirmed today.
Omnipresent former Edge editor Margaret Robertson will open and close the show, which is to feature keynotes from PONG creator Ralph Baer and Spore designer Chaim Gingold, who is to talk on creating games involving user-generated content elements.
“I’m excited to visit Utrecht, one of my favourite places in the world, and talk with like minded folks about games, one of my favourite subjects,” said Gingold. “My keynote, Magic Crayons: Spore & Beyond, will be an even better version of my GDC talk from last year.”