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Recommended Reading: The story of 'The Father of Video Games'

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.

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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

How a WWII Refugee Became the Father of Video Games
Arthur Molella, Slate

If you've read up on video game history, you know that Ralph Baer widely regarded as "The Father of Video Games." What you may not know is Baer was a World War II refugee who came to the US in 1938. He fled persecution with his family before bringing games to our television screens decades later.

Google and Facebook Race to Solve the Ancient Game of Go With AI
Cade Metz, Wired

Image and pattern recognition isn't the only thing AI is good at.

Multiplayer-Only Games Shouldn't Cost $60
Nathan Grayson, Kotaku

If you don't think multiplayer-only games aren't worth the same as their campaign-based counterparts, you're not a lone.

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