"Ralph Baer’s story — and the ubiquitous catalogue of games, toys and other projects which he pioneered — are captured here with youthful enthusiasm and without the personal agendas all too common in the autobiographies of great men; Ralph’s phlegmatic tone keeps even the most potentially vitriolic issues in perspective. Videogames: In the Beginning should be a tentpole in the library of any student of electronic games."
Bill Kunkel – Videogame Journalist
"This work could be the definitive history of the engineering of the videogame. But more than that, it offers a glimpse into the challenges faced by the earliest innovators."
David Crane - co-founder Activision and creator of Pitfall! one of the most successful videogames of all time.
"It’s great that there’s finally a book that reveals why we game developers (from all over the world) owe our careers to Ralph Baer. I feel very fortunate that our industry is not too old to give us a chance to learn about his experiences first hand, and also it gives us a chance to appreciate his first steps, that have now generated billions of hours of fun entertainment for people."
David Perry - President - Shiny Entertainment, Inc.
"Videogame pioneer and Odyssey inventor Ralph Baer tells all in amazing detail, staking his claim as the inventor of consumer videogames. A fascinating read for the extreme videophile."
Eugene Jarvis -Videogame Designer: Defender, Cruisin USA
Ralph Baer has done an amazing job of explaining both the bolts and particularly the nuts of the origins of videogames. He blows away the popular myths and finally exposes the truth of where it really came from. No one has cut a wider swath through videogame history."
Howard Scott Warshaw - Creator of Yar’s Revenge and E.T for the Atari 2600
"I can never thank Ralph enough for what he gave to me and everyone else."
Steve Wozniak – co-founder Apple Computers
"Videogames: In the Beginning, like everything else from the engineer/inventor who wrote it, is tight, intelligent, and meticulously documented. Baer is brilliant, knowledgeable, and, perhaps, a little angry. Can you blame him?"
Steven L. Kent – author: The Ultimate History of Video Games