Ralph Baer

Ralph Baer, the father of video game consoles, has passed away

We’ve lost one of our most important pioneers today.

Ralph Baer headlines

  • Quick Quotes: Baer invented Pong "as a family game"

    “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. […]

  • First console inventor calls violent games a "disgrace"

    Ralph Baer, who invented the first home console in 1972, isn’t happy with the direction of some modern games.

  • Video Games Live in Nawlins, features Halo and Mass Effect composers

    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.

  • NLGD Festival of Games dated for June in Utrecht

    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 […]