Inventor of Video GamesMay 9th, 2011 | By wownesia | Category: Technology
Ralph H. Baer, born in March 8, 1922, a German who lived in America since a childhood. Being a television engineer who was still rare, Ralph created a game on television, who was he doing about the year 1966, the company named Sanders. The invention was developed to be a prototype of the first game console called the Brown Box, and patented in 1968. This patent has been getting a lot of exams which is still recorded correctly as first video games. The patent was licensed by Magnavox Oddysey who have given him as the world’s first console game in 1972.
Not long afterwards, Baer also found the gun control for video games that can be played on television, also represents the first in the world, used in the Magnavox Oddysey. Ralph Baer keep working at Sanders until his retirement in 1987. Since 1983, Baer together with friends to create some game equipment under the name MicroPROS Technology Solutions. Baer is also a senior member of the association lifetime IEEE engineers. For his contribution to world development and technology, Ralph Baer receive the National Medal of Technology from George Bush on February 13, 2006, for his discovery that started the era of the video game industry.