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The Godfather of Games

Before Madden NFL, before Super Mario Bros. - heck, before Pong - there was Ralph Baer and his radical idea to turn our TVs into playgrounds. Finally, he's getting his due.


(Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff)
By JAMES SULLIVAN
February 11, 2007

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The paneled basement of Ralph Baer’s postwar ranch home in Manchester, New Hampshire, looks like a lot of other basements from that period: burnt-orange carpet, outmoded electronics, an ancient exercise bike stashed in the corner. All over the country, kids sprawl on couches and play video games in rooms just like this. But this one is different in one respect: ... (Full article: 990 words)

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