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Ralph Baer, inventor of first video games console, dies aged 97

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By Euronews
Ralph Baer, inventor of first video games console, dies aged 97

<p>Ralph Baer, the man credited with inventing the first home video games console has died aged 97 at his home in New Hampshire, <span class="caps">USA</span>.</p> <p>Baer who fled is native Germany in 1938 spent much of his career working on advanced radar systems before turning to interactive video games in the 1960s.</p> <p>His first game console dubbed ‘The Brown Box’ because the prototype was covered in brown masking tape made its debut in 1972.</p> <p>Baer also invented the iconic memory game Simon.</p> <p>He continues working from his home in the 2000s and was awarded a National Medal of Technology in 2006 be the then-president George W. Bush.</p>