Report: The Father Of Video Games, Ralph Baer, Has Passed Away

Some very sad news this evening: Gamasutra reports that Ralph Baer, widely regarded as the father of the video game industry, has passed away at the age of 92. » 12/07/14 4:10pm 12/07/14 4:10pm

The Father of Video Games Explained The All-Purpose Multimedia Home…

Ralph Baer basically invented video games. During the 1960s, when television itself was still fairly newfangled, he was piecing together how the first video game console, launched in 1972, could work. » 8/07/12 8:30pm 8/07/12 8:30pm

An Inspiring, Sad Interview With the Father of Video Games

If you care about the history of video games, at all, and would like to hear from one of the founding fathers of the medium (who is, remember, a total badass » 3/07/12 11:30pm 3/07/12 11:30pm), then please, watch this video interview with Ralph Baer.

The World's First True Shooting Game

While Nintendo was a pioneer of video game light guns, first for its elaborate shooting parlours and then its Zapper for the NES, it didn't create the first home version of the technology. » 6/27/11 12:00am 6/27/11 12:00am

The Father Of Video Games Fled The Nazis, Fought Them Then Took All…

Ralph Baer is widely acknowledged to be the "father of video games", thanks to his work in the 1960's pioneering the device that would become the Magnavox Odyssey, the world's first ever video game console. » 5/03/11 2:00am 5/03/11 2:00am

Classy Documentary Charts the Early History of Video Games

Playing the Revolution is an upcoming documentary series by Italian outfit Junk Food, which chronicles "the Spacewar! milestone to the rise of the 16-bit era". » 5/02/11 5:30am 5/02/11 5:30am

The Man Who Invented Home Video Games Knew His Guns

The man who invented home video games may have known more about real guns than any other game creator in history. But, he tells Kotaku, that's not why the first game console had a gun. » 9/02/10 2:30pm 9/02/10 2:30pm

The Incoming Class of the International Video Games Hall of Fame

The International Video Games Hall of Fame inducts its first class in August. Located in Ottumwa, Iowa, known for its ties to the gaming's early arcade days, the Hall will enshrine more twice as many high score champions as developers. » 7/17/10 7:00pm 7/17/10 7:00pm