17 Apr

The games industry lost one of its founding pioneers, when it was announced that Jerry Lawson, the inventor of the first video game home console, the Video Entertainment System, released in 1976, died at the age of 70. Lawson is also credited as creating one of the first post-Pong arcade cabinets, with Demolition Derby. The founder of Videosoft has held a position of respect in the development community for decades, and was recently profiled at the 7th Annual IGDA Minority Special Interest Group Social Gathering at GDC.