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|Type||1st Generation Console|
The Magnavox Odyssey was launched in late 1972, and was the first home TV game. The machine could only display three 'dots' on screen, and many of the games had televison overlays, and board game elements added to them. 28 games were launched for the system, though these weren't ROM Cartridges like we are used to now, but basically circuit boards that you plugged into the system. The table tennis game, was the inspiration for Atari's Pong.
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Popular Odyssey games
|Windows / Mac
||Part of the Vibrant Media Labs Odyssey Now Project
||Can be run in the DOS BOX emulator
Tech Specs and further details
||Ralph H. Baer at Sanders Associates
||Printed Circuit Boards
||Custom controllers with dials and buttons