Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12182 Members
65 Forums
72588 Topics
978208 Posts
83 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
88 registered (Apg2003, 16 invisible), 1585 Guests and 221 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Need help 363
Wirral High Tides? 343
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 322
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 319
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 310
Asbestos shed removal 304
Paypal help 246
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 244
Lost Mobile Phone 242
Deportation Row 232
New General Forums
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
55 minutes 21 seconds ago
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
Yesterday at 10:33 PM
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero
by fish5133
16th Jan 2017 1:24pm
9\11 Jumpers
by cools
15th Jan 2017 10:04am
New Wirral History
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
167 Wirral Arms George Street 9 Grange Street
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:11pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Paypal help
by venice
30 minutes 33 seconds ago
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
45 minutes 43 seconds ago
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by fish5133
Today at 12:41 PM
When we live to be a 100 yrs old
by sunnyside
Today at 12:06 PM
Deportation Row
by goodoldphil
Today at 12:00 PM
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Excoriator
Today at 08:28 AM
Does anyone remember the welly club in tranmere
by Collette63
Today at 07:09 AM
Taylors Villas 1874 any info?
by diggingdeeper
Today at 06:01 AM
viewsonic 22" monitor
by tommybarry
Yesterday at 11:06 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
Yesterday at 09:46 AM
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#914178 - 8th Dec 2014 11:17am RIP Ralph Baer
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Ralph Baer has passed away at the grand age of 92.

Rip Ralph and thanks for the world of gaming.

Youtheman!

_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
National News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#914238 - 8th Dec 2014 3:36pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Show this man some respect people, if it wasn't for good old Ralph you wouldn't have xboxs ps4s and nintendos.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#914240 - 8th Dec 2014 3:40pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
Dilly Offline

Wiki Addict

Registered: 17th Jul 2011
Posts: 7560
Loc: wallasey
Never had one, never want one !

Top
#914244 - 8th Dec 2014 3:44pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: Dilly]
sonylegs Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 18th Nov 2014
Posts: 428
Loc: wallasey
withthat

Top
#914245 - 8th Dec 2014 3:52pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: sonylegs]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I've got better things to do than fritter away my time with that nonsense. It's because of games like those that we're raising a generation of obese idiots.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#914258 - 8th Dec 2014 4:37pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: chriskay]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Fazakerley !!

Top
#914379 - 9th Dec 2014 10:04am Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
Gibbo Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Dec 2010
Posts: 1720
Loc: Oxton
Has this thread been edited? Some of the comments don't make any sense.

Top
#914393 - 9th Dec 2014 12:10pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: Gibbo]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I don't see any lack of sense. Apart from the O.P. all the comments are bemoaning the existence of the products for which he was responsible (according to O.P.).
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#914398 - 9th Dec 2014 12:31pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
That's due to the fact there's a lot of people that don't know who he is Chris.

He invented the first ever home games console and paved the way for Atari and the like.

The magnavox odyssey 1972

Yes, the first home console was invented by this guy, not Atari as most people think.



wiki link

Also a wiki link about the legend himself.

Rip Ralph.

Ralphs wiki link
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#914408 - 9th Dec 2014 1:45pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
O.K., he may have been a clever guy and first in the field; I'm just saying that I regret the existence of these devices which keep kids (and a lot of adults) sitting on their increasingly fat ars*s and getting no exercise. Still, I suppose that if he hadn't invented them, someone else would have done.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#914420 - 9th Dec 2014 2:18pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
Gibbo Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Dec 2010
Posts: 1720
Loc: Oxton
You can't blame him for the (mis)use of his technology today. We were early adopters of games consoles in my house - the old Grandstand TV games console of the 70s, then the Atari 2600 and then computers.

Despite it being groundbreaking it didn't stop me going out and playing, and it actually got me into computers and I now have a pretty well paying job because of it.

The guy who died invented Simon - a game that aids memory.

By your logic, anyone who played with toy trains is wasting their time, regardless of whether their hobby was a precursor to a career.

Same with an ex school pupil I knew. He played flight simulators all through his teenage years. He's now one of Easyjet's youngest pilots.

So maybe the onus should be on the parents who should restrict how long their kids play on these things.


Top
#914421 - 9th Dec 2014 2:30pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Well said Gibbo.

I collect a lot of gaming machines, I also have arcade machines namingly Atari Star Wars, Atari asteroids, deco astro fighter, Nichibutsu moon base/rolling crash and a few others.

I work hard and I also play on these systems when I get the chance and inbetween all that I work on them and cars as a hobby.

I'm not an obese person nor am I lazy so your comment is ludicrous Chris.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#914422 - 9th Dec 2014 2:47pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
sonylegs Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 18th Nov 2014
Posts: 428
Loc: wallasey
In the mean time, type in "Obesity and Overweight in kids" and see how much money has been spent on people doing researches on this "ludicrous comment". The list is endless, maybe there is some truth into it.


Edited by sonylegs (9th Dec 2014 2:49pm)

Top
#914432 - 9th Dec 2014 3:47pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: sonylegs]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: sonylegs
In the mean time, type in "Obesity and Overweight in kids" and see how much money has been spent on people doing researches on this "ludicrous comment". The list is endless, maybe there is some truth into it.


It's the parents fault, if they cannot be bothered to put a time limit on their children's gaming activity because they are irresponsible parents then it's not the fault of the gaming company's.

Most consoles come with timers and parental settings nowadays so it's not hard.

I've grown up with systems right from Atari 2600, colecovision, NES, sega, upto computers, Commodore 64, Amiga, Archimedes onto pc now Mac, inbetween it all I've worked since I was 15 years old, was an active swimmer and runner, went out all the time and never been overweight.

So yeah, it is a ludicrous comment, blame the irresponsible parents not the console or games or phones or anything for that matter.

I've never heard so much trash spouted out of an intelligent mature mans brain as I have today no

Blaming the gaming consoles? Tehhh no

Next you will be blaming Popeyes, finger lickin chicken and McDonald's!
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#914436 - 9th Dec 2014 4:10pm Re: RIP Ralph Baer [Re: _Ste_]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
If you would re-read my last post you'd see that I'm not "blaming" games consoles: I'm simply regretting their existence. Of course it's the parents' fault that kids spend so much time on them, but kids have historically been good at manipulating parents. I also blame people, rather than products, for the obesity epidemic while still regretting the proliferation of fast food outlets, which makes it easy to indulge.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
45 minutes 43 seconds ago
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
Yesterday at 10:33 PM
Paypal help
by venice
Yesterday at 08:59 PM
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten
by Uffda
Yesterday at 03:45 PM
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Mike72
Yesterday at 01:02 PM
For Sale & Free
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
Yesterday at 01:08 PM
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
16th Jan 2017 8:47pm
viewsonic 22" monitor
by tommybarry
16th Jan 2017 3:39pm
Childs LFC peddle bike 5 - 8 Yrs
by Pete_M
13th Jan 2017 8:41pm
Projector
by madrob
13th Jan 2017 3:35pm
Featured Member
Registered: 18th Dec 2013
Posts: 214
Newest Members
Collette63, shellylou, sgjrob, pjmeaneydog, jennynoonan
12182 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
Mark (48)
New Wirral Info
Paypal help
by venice
Yesterday at 08:59 PM
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
Yesterday at 09:04 AM
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Asbestos shed removal
by TRFCKrisTRFC
13th Jan 2017 10:51pm
News : New Topics
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
44 minutes 13 seconds ago
When we live to be a 100 yrs old
by granny
Today at 11:46 AM
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by RUDEBOX
16th Jan 2017 5:58pm
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
15th Jan 2017 6:56pm
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by GaryFromWirral
15th Jan 2017 11:28am
New Enthusiast Forums
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten
by Uffda
Yesterday at 03:45 PM
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Mike72
Yesterday at 01:02 PM
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
Yesterday at 12:10 AM
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery
by fish5133
16th Jan 2017 8:35pm
La La Land
by paxvobiscum
16th Jan 2017 2:52pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Paypal help 246
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten 146
The Green Eyed Girl 51
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 47
Spectacles found. 10
birthday wishes 2
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 8:16am
Sunset Wed 4:29pm
Local Time Wed 1:47pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .