close
First Video Game Console Creator

First Video Game Console Creator

21st June 2016110Views
img.jpg
Spread the love

Ralph Baer, widely described as the ‘father’ of video games, has died aged 92.

Baer, an engineer and inventor, co-developed the world’s first home video games console, the Magnavox Odyssey.

Unveiled in 1975, the Odyssey had just two games on it, ‘Hockey’ and ‘Tennis’ and used a system of dials and switches to control the console.

With over 150 patents under his belt Baer is also credited with being the inventor of the light gun; one of the first games console peripherals that spawned a generation of arcade games including ‘Time Crisis’ and ‘House of the Dead’.

Suggest a correction
img.jpg

Best Dressed Stars At The London ‘Suicide Squad’ Premiere

img.jpg

How To Look Good In A Suit: Everything You Need To Know

Leave a Response