|Ralph Baer - Father of Video Games|
|Written by Charles|
|Friday, 09 December 2011 17:17|
We receive interesting articles regarding animation from a newsletter sent out by The Entertainment Economy Institute which are in turn posted on the Forums. Here's one that is intriguing since it involves the history of video games and in particular, Ralph H. Baer who is credited with being the father of the technology. Mr. Baer created the precursor to the Odyssey way back in 1967. The "Brown Box," a unit with corded controllers that had a number of games built in, including a ping-pong game similar to the legendary "Pong" that University of Utah graduate and Atari president Nolan Bushnell created five years later. The now 89-year-old television engineer invented the first home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, in 1972 - five years before the Atari 2600 took the world by storm.
Here's a look at Ralph Baer playing video ping-pong on the Brown Box in 1969. Here's the link to the Forum topic.