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Magnavox Odyssey²
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Gaming Console
    (1978-1983)
    Successor to Magnavox Odyssey
    Manufactured by North American Phillips
    Magnavox released Odyssey, Odyssey 100 and Odyssey 400 all stand alone units
    Because the graphics were stored on a rom chip all the games had a similar look.
    The keyboard built into the console was a low tech membrane pad.
    Atari successfully sued them for producing K.C. Munchkin, a Pacman rip off.
    There was little interest in third parties producing games for the system.
    Odyssey² was referred to as the 'Odyssey Two' and not 'Odyssey Squared' or 'Odyssey to the second power.'
    The Odyssey² was part of the next generation of game units that allow purchasing separate game cartridges.
    They were the first home unit to allow up to 4 players.
    They used the 8048 processor manufactured by Intel, the company that manufactures the Pentium.
    They were the first mass market gaming machine to have a built-in keyboard.
    The keyboard allowed gamers to enter names/initials for keeping high scores.
    They appealed to parents by producing educational programs.
    The joystick were ergomatic, stylish and practical.
    Imagic and Parker Brothers signed licensing agreements to produce games for them.
    An add-on component was sold that allowed the system to speak. One cartridge would phonetically sound out words typed in.
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