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By Ralph H. Baer

The genuine tale at the back of VIDEOGAMES lengthy earlier than there has been a Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox or Nintendo Gamecube, there has been the Magnavox Odyssey, the world’s first domestic videogame console. however the tale of videogames predates the Odyssey by way of six years. It starts off in 1966 while a tv engineer named Ralph H. Baer sat down at a brand new York bus station and entered historical past. Videogames: at the start is Ralph H. Baer’s account of ways today’s $11-billion in line with yr videogame begun. A meticulous observe keeper, Baer offers in his personal phrases the true tale of what ended in the Odyssey… and past. yet he doesn’t finish there. during this e-book Baer additionally examines different items that he has labored on reminiscent of Simon, the preferred digital toy ever created. He additionally discusses his pioneering paintings into early types of CD-ROMs and electronic imagery. even if you're a scholar of videogame layout, a video game participant, or partial to innovations and historical past, you're bound to locate Baer’s background interesting and informative. integrated during this booklet are: • the particular four-page treatise that Baer awarded to his employers • unique schematics and images of the 1st videogame prototypes • unique best mystery inner notes and memos • unique usa patents

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