Who invented video games?

Category: Technology

Ralph H. Baer, a well renowned video game inventor, is considered as ‘The Father of video games’. During the year 1951, he came up with the idea of including a video game in television set but his idea was not acknowledged by his seniors. He is the mastermind behind the creation and development of a console video game called ‘Magnavox Odyssey’ which was earlier known as the ‘Brown Box’. During the year 2006, Ralph received the National Medal of Technology for his major contributions to the video game industry.

Earlier Invention
Prior to Ralph’s invention, other inventors are also given credit for creating video games. Even though Ralph is considered as the father of video games, the first electronic interactive game was created during 1947 by Thomas T. Goldsmith and Estle Ray Mann. This device was made with the help of a cathode ray tube. To position a dot on the screen, an analog circuitry was used.

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