Remembering a Legend: Ralph Baer

ralph_baerThe news is breaking all over the internet that Ralph Baer, the inventor of the first video game, has passed away at the age of 92.

It’s safe to say that because of what he discovered and invented, it gave a voice to a new generation of interactive games. It’s influence spread across the globe and gave each region a rich, distinct voice when expressing itself through a digital medium like video games. Something we can all be extremely grateful for.

There are some incredible stories and profiles on Baer and here are some that are definitely worth your time as we all honor and remember someone who created an entire industry with two rectangles and a square.

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    he will be missed. i am glad he helped make video games exist to this day and i am grateful for that. may he rest in peace. curious , if there is any possible way to bring over to america the games dragon quest monsters terrys wonderland and dragon quest monsters 2 tara and cobi marvelous mysterious key for 3ds? i know these games are square enix , but it sounds possible since they are on 3ds and games like these and pokemon are really popular and their are fans of these games in america waitng to buy and be able to move their monsters from dragon monsters joker 2 on the ds to them. well, you guys were able to bring class of heroes 2 on psp and ps3 bothe physcial and digital to america after a long wait from 2008 for it to come to america.

    has the class of heroes 2 games made you guys enough money to bring over to america the class of heroes 3 and class of heores chrono academy/Shin Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono.: Toki no Gakuen for the psp possibly for sale both on your website and at gamestop/eb games stores for people who can only buy products at retail stores? i wanted to get class of heroes 2 for both psp and ps3 physcial versions , but i did not have access to the internet at the time of preordering , and none of the retail stores i can go to have these games new or used so i missed out on class of heroes 2 english for psp and ps3 , so i am hoping to be able to buy class of heores 3/ 3d for 3ds or class of heroes final , the psp version of the class of heroes 3d for 3ds and Shin Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono.: Toki no Gakuen /class of heores chrono academy for psp in the future. i wanted to help spread the word about class of heroes 2 psp and ps3 so you guys could sell more copies , but i do not have any friends who are intrested in this series and all of their friends mostly play smash bros , halo , call of duty and mario kart 8…. i am a big fan of the class of heroes/etrian odyssey/hyperdimension neptunia/senran kagura/7th dragon/luminous arc/criminal girls/dragon quest monsters/pokemon franchises and i am sorry that i could not help you guys out with sales of class of heores 2…. i would buy a playstation 3 version of class of heroes 2 if that is still possible but i do not have enough money for the game at this time…..

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