Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 1977, file photo, Ralph Baer, an engineer for Sanders Associates, Inc., of Nashua, N.H., watches his TV hockey game in this double exposure, in Nashua. Baer, a video game pioneer who created an electronic table tennis game, the precursor to "Pong," and led the team that developed the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home video game console, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. He was 92. (AP Photo/File)


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, the Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester confirmed.

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