FILE - In this July 2009 file picture , German-American game developer Ralph Baer shows the prototype of the first games console, invented by him during a press conference at the Games Convention Online in Leipzig, Germany. The video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the team that developed the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home video game console. Baer, who was born in Germany and escaped the Holocaust with his family, was a longtime resident of Manchester, New Hampshire. The Goodwin Funeral Home confirmed Monday Dec. 8, 2014 that he died at his home Saturday. He was 92. (AP Photo/dpa,Jens Wolf,File)

Pioneer of video games, Simon dies at 92

Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to “Pong” and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that develop…

Singers line up at the Motown Museum in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 as the makers of "Motown the Musical" hold an open casting call at the hallowed ground for the legendary label. Auditions for the ongoing Broadway show and national tour are taking place in the former Studio A, where many Motown classics were recorded during the label's 1960s and early '70s heyday. The hit show about Berry Gordy tells the story of how his Motown Records empire rose and fell and then rose again. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78

Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” has died in Las Vegas at th…

Hillhouse football field.

New Athletic Field Coming to Hillhouse

Home football games and track meets are in the near future for players and runners at a New Haven High School. Bowen Field at Hillhouse High…