The Father of Video Games Dies at 92

Ralph H Baer, “The Father of Video Games,” died on Saturday, 6 December 2014. Baer held various positions within the realm of electronics engineering before coming up with the idea of a home television-based gaming system while sitting at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. He is widely known as the man who sparked the booming $90 billion gaming industry with his invention, “The Brown Box”—the likely predecessor to the now ubiquitous Playstation, Xbox and Wii. Baer will forever be remembered for his contributions to the technology and science worlds.