Ralph Baer, one of the true pioneers in the world of video games, has passed away at age 92. Baer was frequently known as “The Father of Video Games” for his early role in the development of the video game console.

Baer first explored the idea of playing games on a television screen in 1966. He finished his prototype for what would become the very first video game console, then dubbed the Brown Box, in 1968. In 1972, the Brown Box technology was used to unveil the Magnavox Odyssey, the world’s first commercial video game console.

Baer also created the first video game light gun and game. In 1978, Baer co-developed the memory game Simon

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