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Waiting for a "father of electronic game machine"
Publisher:Time:2015-1-29 11:54:02View:

For many Chinese children born after 1975, the first game in life should be Nintendo red and white machine or various imitation of its products, such as the bully, Chinese learning machine etc..
After growing up, maybe we will see another scene in some reflect the USA on century 70 to 80 during the life of the film: a group of adults with wooden box wrapped around a small television screen, the eyes staring at a spot on the screen, left ejection, every time when the screen side of the vertical line can't catch spot, will trigger a sob.
If no written explanation, perhaps you will think that this is a game of marbles, or board inside the ball game. In fact, it is table tennis, it is precisely the most fashionable sports. Remember to let us diplomatic relations "thepellet rotated the big ball" story? Also because of pop, electronic game machine of the earliest not miss this fashionable.
In December 6, 2014, a 92 year old man died at home, this section of the dust laden memory be awakened again. The old man named Ralph Bell (Ralph Baer). Of course, he did not have any relationship with Baer lab, but he as a scientist, the invention changes and impact on the world of life, no less than the "phone" the father of Baer (Bell). The contrast is not too much significance, two individual name is Chinese transliteration similarity only, in fact, the name is completely different.
Mentioned in the table tennis game, old Mr. Baer is one of the present invention, or a "gift of his greatest invention inside". According to the standard argument, a German American Jew Baer in 1966 produced the first can connect with TV, poorly designed game prototype Brown Box, then the relevant license the technology to electronic company Magnavox. The company introduced the world's first domestic electronic game machine odyssey in 1972 (Magnavox Odyssey), with 12 games, including football and table tennis game.
There are many people who do not acknowledge Baer is "electronic game machine," father, the reason is in the electronic game is popular, Baer force than a lot of people: the creation of the first electronic game machine company of Atal, let the game machine into the thousands of families of Nolan Bushnell, a red and white machine hand founded 12 years before the Nintendo era president Hiroshi Yamauchi famous...... This is like "instant noodles" father Momofuku Ando and his Nissin food, in its "original" instant noodles and cup surface field brand awareness rising star but much worse than. But old Mr. Baer as a forerunner, the "status of the political arena" can not be changed.
Research and development of some popular game engineers usually are not the game where the player with the highest level of. However, the birth of the first game, but like other classic inventions, legendary. According to the published in 2005 Baer autobiography "electronic game birth", the inspiration from the boring time waiting for a bus. He was then a bus station in Manhattan waiting for colleagues back to the company meeting, suddenly "brain hole open, creative, then excitedly in the notebook to write down their own ideas, and then put it into a 4 page plan.
Perhaps, Mr. Baer in the use of his experience, and those who were his invention into the virtual world of the game player made a joke. In fact, at work, go to bed, toilet such fragmentation of time, spend a little less time to bow to play mobile phone games, maybe there will be more harvest.



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