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Inventor of cartridge-based games dies
Jerry Lawson, the man who created the first cartridge-based gaming console, died at age 70 of diabetes complications.  For every cartridge I've ever had to blow my lungs out into to get it to work, I salute him. :(

 

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Re: Inventor of cartridge-based games dies
There's a lengthy article about him here. Read it. It is awesome.
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Re: Inventor of cartridge-based games dies
There's a lengthy article about him here. Read it. It is awesome.

Never heard of him before until now. That article was a really good read, thanks for posting about it.

 

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I remember my first cartridge based console  :)

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Re: Inventor of cartridge-based games dies
Awesome stuff

my first cartridge capable systems i owned was a Toshiba built MSX but i dont think we actually had any cartridges for it only tapes. (Spooks and Ladders all the way lol)

my first console where i actually had cartages for was the Commodore 64 and we had terminator and a paint type program for it on them
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Thanks for posting this up, very interesting story.

Never heard of him before, and now it's too late.
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