Death of Ralph Baer

March 8, 1922 - December 6, 2014
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 92

Pioneer of video games, Simon dies at 92
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92.

Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home Saturday, the Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester confirmed Monday.

Born in Germany, Baer escaped the Holocaust with his family.

He started thinking about what later became...

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