The Father Of Video Games: Ralph Baer Passed Away , 92

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The Father Of Video Games: Ralph Baer Passed Away , 92

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    A gaming industry great known as 'The Father Of Video Games' has passed away at the age of 92. Ralph Baer the man that brought video games into our living rooms when he created the very first game console, known as the Brown Box initially but later renamed to the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972.
    Baers life was full of achievements and accomplishments, as an engineer and inventor, he not only paved the way for gaming as we know it today , he also developed the light gun, recognized as the very first peripheral for video game consoles, the interactive memory game, Simon, and other inventions.

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    Baer received a National Medal of Technology from President George W. Bush, along with an induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He was still inventing at the age of 92.

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