The First Gaming Console Made Christmas So Much Better

The greatest development in the history of Christmas presents was the Magnavox Odyssey. It's incontrovertible. Not for its success or awesomeness—it sorta flopped—but for beginning the worldwide institution of Video Games for Christmas. » 12/27/12 9:00pm 12/27/12 9:00pm

Hype Sheet: Back to the Future With Magnavox

The Pitch With mere days left before the dawn of 2008, there's precious little time left to celebrate a geek milestone: the silver anniversary of the incomparable Magnavox Odyssey gaming console. This particular ad, however, aired in early 1973, about nine months after the Odyssey's debut. The oddly unenthusiastic… » 12/27/07 12:00pm 12/27/07 12:00pm