Today in Video Game History: Birth of the Magnavox Odyssey

Magnavox Odyssey

Today in 1970, Inventor Ralph Baer demonstrates his video game system to engineers at Magnavox.

Two years later Magnavox Odyssey is released.

…and here is the awesome looking Odyssey 2 from 1978.

Odyssey

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6 thoughts on “Today in Video Game History: Birth of the Magnavox Odyssey

  1. Luna says:

    I had this and the first one and I swear the only game we had for it was the legend of zelda think I will go dig it out of the old cubby hole.

  2. Rita says:

    I had this system. It was so cool. I had KC Munkchin (The Pac Man copy that was short lived when Atari sued), baseball, something with a big dragon, that my have been Zelda. Ahh, that games would be so easy to control again! LOL The Intellivision confused me with all the buttons on the paddles.

  3. Keith says:

    I loved this game system back in the day, is this one for sale or does anyone know were to buy used odyssey2 game system and the games that go with it, thanks.

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