Magnavox Odyssey

History is important

Video game history is especially important (totally biased opinion, I know). So, learn from our past legends of gaming and game development.

1922

On March 8, 1922 in Rodalben, Germany, a baby Ralph Baer was born.

 

Father of Video Games

“Baer is considered to have been the inventor of video games, specifically of the concept of the home video game console. In 1966, while an employee at Sanders Associates, Baer started to explore the possibility of playing games on television screens. He first got the idea while working at Loral in 1951, another electronics company, however, they wanted nothing to do with it at the time.”

1971

odyssey
Magnavox makes a deal with Ralph Baer and his team to produce the “Brown Box”. Magnavox renames it to the Magnavox Odyssey.

 

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Ralph Baer

Ralph Baer passed on December 6, 2014. He was considered the father of video games, inventor of the Brown Box which was the prototype for the Magnavox Odyssey. He won many awards in technology and video game console engineering, and will be missed. A moment of silence for Ralph.

 

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