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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Magnavox Odyssey - First game console ever created.

The first home video game console was released in 1972 and invented by Ralph H. Baer. It was a very popular peice of equipment until Atari's arcade game Pong was in the top #1 for video games. During the fall of 1975 Magnavox only played Pong, hockey and Odyssey 100.
Later on, a much more efficient game console came out which was Odyssey 200. Featured up to four playerss, onscreen scoring and a third game called Smash. The game called "Smash" was released to the market with Atari's own home Pong console which was sold by Sears.

There was a problem in the console during the 1977 crash, which led RCA to abandon the game consoles so now only Atarai and Magnavoc remained in the home console market.

In the 1980s, many other companies soon released video game consoles of their own which by far, beat the features of the Atari and Magnavoc. Stemming from the early days, here we are with the PS3, WII and Xbox.


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