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Jerry Lawson, Inventer of One of the First Video Game Console, Died

Gerald “Jerry” Lawson died at the age of 70 this Saturday morning. He was the inventor of one of the very first consoles ever that predated the Atari and others alike, and it was called Channel F. Channel F only had 26 cartridges ever made, including Blackjack, Spacewar, and Bowling. He was originally told that video games based on cartridge systems was not possible, but according to him, when someone says something isn’t possible, he will try anyways. We should all remember that when playing our awesome consoles today, to pay this man some respect.

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Edit: This article incorrectly displays Jerry Lawson as creating the first cartridge based videogame system however that does not take away from Mr. Lawson’s reputation and earned respect.

Ralph Baer created the very first cartridge based videogame system with Magnavox in 1972. It was called the Magnavox Odyssey.