Ralph Baer commonly known as “The Father of Video Games”, passed away Dec 6 2014.
Baer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television Engineering from the American Institute of Technology experimenting with tv technology in the mid ’60s and by 1968 had created his prototype “Brown Box” that would eventually be released by Magnavox in 1972 as the Magnavox Odyssey.
In February 2006, Baer was awarded the National Metal of Technology by President George W. Bush for his developments of interactive video games.
As a retro gamer a great deal of respect goes out to Ralph Baer for his contributions to the video game industry and a deep sorrow of the loss of this great mind. You will be missed.