If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. -Aristotle
Welcome to the VGS Hall of Fame!
Created by Jimmy Combs and TonyB, our goal is to recognize and honor the most creative and influential minds of the video game industry. We've always considered ourselves custodians of video game history, but often the names of the artists and creators are forgotten by mainstream media.
If you would like to suggest a new member to our Hall of Fame, let us know!
Ralph Baer, Inducted August 1st, 2012
Video Game Saga would like to start by introducing our first Hall of Fame inductee, the father of home console video games, Ralph Baer. An inventor and visionary with creations spanning more than 4 decades, he was the mind behind the Magnavox Odyssey--the first retail home console system, and where the massive video game industry all began. It was the precursor for every Nintendo, Sega, or Sony system to follow.
In addition to Rob's amazing port of Missile Command which captures the magic of its arcade counterpart and his revolutionary Dogz series which paved the way for modern hits such as Nintendogs--his willingness to take risks to deliever a unique gaming experience has found him in the Video Game Saga Hall of Fame.