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The boy who thought outside the box : the story of the video game inventor Ralph Baer / Marcie Wessels.

Wessels, Marcie, (author.). Castro, Beatriz, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
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Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba JB BAE (Text) 33431000468957 J Non-Fiction Available -

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Crazy about Wii, Nintendo, X-Box, and PlayStation? Meet the inventor whose work made them all possible: Ralph Baer, creator of the first home video game system! Today, the video game industry keeps growing, with ever more platforms available to fans. But how did the very first system come about? This picture-book biography of Ralph Baer, whose family fled Nazi Germany for the US, introduces kids to a great inventor AND the birth of the first home console. Using wartime technology, Baer thought outside the box and transformed the television into a vehicle for gaming; Baer's invention, the Odyssey, is a precursor to the Atari gaming system. Today, interactive systems like Wii and PlayStation are descendants of Ralph's innovative ٢Brown Box,٣ making this award-winning inventor the true ٢Father of Video Games.٣
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5+
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Subject: Inventors > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Video games > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Video games industry > United States > History > Juvenile literature.

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