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[15 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 5,819 views]
Magnavox Odyssey 2 — an ‘also-ran’ with a devoted fan base

Years ago, most kids my age in this town had a video game console of some sort.
The overwhelming majority of us in my neighborhood had Atari 2600s, but there was one fellow who had something completely different, — the Magnavox Odyssey 2. While I can’t honestly say any of us preferred the Odyssey 2 to our Ataris, that little Magnavox system had a lot going for it and provided hours of fun.
Still, Magnavox’s foray into the U.S. gaming market wasn’t entirely successful. It’s worth mentioning that that the Odyssey 2 …

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[13 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 3,936 views]
Bally Astrocade — should have been a contender

What do you get when you put together a video game console with graphics and sound that were well ahead of what the Atari 2600 had to offer and one of the best controllers of any early gaming system?
You get the Bally Astrocade, a system that was released (sort of) in 1977 and had a lot going for it. If you just look at the specs, the system should have whipped the socks of the Atari, frankly — the CPU was faster, the graphics were sharper and even rivaled the …