Inventor Ralph Baer won the title “the father of video games” for creating the first home video game console in the late 1960s. His “brown box” later became known as the Magnavox Odyssey, once he licensed out the design in 1972. Gamasutra reports today that Baer died at the age of 92.
Baer is also known for designing the Simon electronic memory game, which is still available today. In 2006, Baer was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President George W. Bush. He was also inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.