November 8, 2011 3:00 PM | Eric Caoili
Ralph H. Baer, the 89-year-old widely known as "The Father of Video Games" after creating the first home console with the Brown Box/Magnavox Odyssey among other gaming inventions, has some words for the violent titles prevalent today, like today's big release, Modern Warfare 3.
"I think it's a disgrace," said Baer in a recent interview with The Salt Lake Tribune. While he was proud of how far consoles and the industry have advanced since his inventions decades ago, when talking about violent video games, he commented, "What I created got abominated."
It's no surprise that what once started as simple, non-violent paddle and ball games has become almost unrecognizable many years. Baer added, "You can see the same thing in music, literature, art — any form of art".
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