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Jerry Lawson, Console Pioneer, dies

by AmishSamurai Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:08 am

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/04/11/game- ... ies-at-70/

For those who don't know, this is the guy who made the Fairchild Channel F (which you can learn about as part of Racketboy's console 101 series), and the earliest model of the coin-op arcade machine. So yeah, kind of a big deal.
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Re: Jerry Lawson, Console Pioneer, dies

by Inazuma Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:32 am

This story makes me sad. I honestly believe that cartridges are still the best way to buy and play games. This guy was awesome and I hope he had a very enjoyable life.
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Re: Jerry Lawson, Console Pioneer, dies

by MidnightRider Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:25 pm

10 days later and there's only 3 comments? I may never never play anything the guy developed, but I'd still like to pay my respects to a legend of the biz.

Also, no argument from me on cartridges being better thing.
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Re: Jerry Lawson, Console Pioneer, dies

by AznKhmerBoi Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:32 pm

agree i love cartridges they are more cherished than my cd base games.

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Re: Jerry Lawson, Console Pioneer, dies

by BoringSupreez Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:39 pm

MidnightRider wrote:10 days later and there's only 3 comments?

That's because this topic was posted in the Old-School Gaming News folder, which is far from the most visited place on the site.
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Re: Jerry Lawson, Console Pioneer, dies

by o.pwuaioc Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:44 pm

I didn't notice it before...sad news...
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Re: Jerry Lawson, Console Pioneer, dies

by MidnightRider Sun May 22, 2011 2:50 pm

I don't know if anyone here visits Screw Attack at all, but the latest Game Overthinker video http://screwattack.com/videos/TGO-Episode-51-Putting-The-Cart-Before-The-Cloud makes mention of Mr. Lawson and his contributions to the industry, as he makes his points on why it might be time to, at least temporarily, return to cartridge format.
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