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The Beginning of Games

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From humble beginnings, gaming has evolved into a booming industry that is constantly transforming, facilitating technological innovations, growing communities, and creative revolutionaries.

Ralph H. Baer (the father of video games), Bill Harrison and Bill Rusch, inspired to make the television set interactive for the family, created prototypes for a gaming system that was pitched to sell commercially to the public. This led to the creation of the first video game console the ‘Magnavox …