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Old 09 January 2010, 21:05   #1
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Matt's interview with Ralph Baer

Hi, guys, I just posted a new video featuring an interview with the father of videogames, Ralph Baer! Enjoy.

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You might also like last week's episode on Archon.

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Old 09 January 2010, 21:27   #2
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thanx mat thats great.
love archon and the whole rpg feel it gave us
nice one bro

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Playing-Past.../dp/0826516017

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Old 09 January 2010, 21:54   #3
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Haha. I reviewed that book for them. Great stuff, and I'm friends with Zach Whalen. I don't know Laurie quite so well, but we've worked on a few things.
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Old 14 January 2010, 16:53   #4
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Dude, you rock and the quality of your recording is awesome
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Old 14 January 2010, 19:44   #5
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An extremely interesting MattChat as usual. I've been enjoying all your vids, and I'm looking forward to a lot more!
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Old 16 January 2010, 22:29   #6
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Hehe, thanks, guys. I just put a new one up on the ol' game of Rogue. If you watch carefully, there are clips from Amiga, Atari ST, and ZX Spectrum. :P

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Old 17 January 2010, 12:55   #7
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It must be very weird for Ralph Baer to look at the video games that are being played today - I hope that Ralph made some money from his ideas... there were lots of different companies releasing various versions of his Tennis game... from what you say at the end Matt, I assume that Ralph was basically ripped off!
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Hi Matt,

great (as usual ). Interesting thoughts about the philosophy of video gaming. Funny that you mentioned Diablo, but didn't provide any screenshots. I always wondered if Diablo wasn't theoretically just another clone. (Yet a great one, I still whistle that somber guitar tune sometimes.)

Now that you covered some real classics, maybe it would be time for Tetris? I'm sure there is an interesting story behind that. Or maybe Outcast and the short era of voxel games?

I'm really keen to know who will show up next week.
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Hey, Ralph Baer! Pride of Manchester (new hampshire, US) - the Odyssey was conceived not 20 minutes from where I live.

I love seeing Baer interviews/stories. Well done!
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Somehow managed to miss this one! Awesome stuff!
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Nice vids Matt, you make a refreshing alternative to the AVGN
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What a great video. Good to see Ralph getting so much deserved coverage everywhere.
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Yes, Ralph will be missed. RIP Ralph.
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