The Magnavox Odyssey: The Forgotten Pioneer Of Gaming Consoles

If someone asked you to name the very first video game console, what would you say? The Nintendo Entertainment System? No, that launched in 1983, well into the game industry’s life. The Atari 2600? That might’ve been the first true multi-cart system, but that launched in 1977. Atari’s first ‘Pong’ console? Close, but the real progenitor of home gaming actually managed to beat out the 1972 release of ‘Pong’ by just a few months: the Magnavox Odyssey. Originally released

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