A TRIBUTE TO RALPH BAER

Game informer – February 2015

After Ralph Baer passed away on December 6, 2014, Game Informer asked me to write this tribute to him. This is one of my favorites pieces that I have ever written. And the photo I provided is also one of my favorites of him. In 2010 I was invited to the first PAX East in Boston by the American Classic Arcade Museum. I had a table in their room where I had my replica Brown Box on display and operable for play. But suddenly the Brown Box stopped working and no one could figure out how to get it working, including the people with the museum who were there to repair their arcade machines. So I went to Ralph’s house after the show and the photo below shows him fixing it in fifteen minutes, whistling the entire time.

The original copy of the photo

After Ted Dabney passed away in May, 2018, I contacted Game Informer and asked if they would like for me to do a similar tribute to him. They responded positively. So I wrote the following tribute to Ted Dabney but they never published it. So here it is for everyone to finally see.

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