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The Small Voice of Magnavox

The Small Voice of Magnavox

January 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 106 - The Small Voice of Magnavox

 

Magnavox continues to strive for survival as an axillary of Philips.  While people close to the video game division continue to be optimistic about their offerings; management at Philips was not so.  The company continued to be plagued with production shortfalls with new chips, FCC approval problems, and new competition.  They were able to make a few games of note developing some interesting ideas on where to take home consoles.  Ultimately Magnavox faded into just a brand name for Philips after the video game crash.

 

Magnavox Odyssey 2000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEEhwCIUDhE

Magnavox Odyssey 3000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW0vW3D91ew

TCW 016 - Early Computer Game Platforms: The Trinity, and The Disciples:http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/early-computer-game-platforms-the-trinity-and-the-disciples/

Magnavox Odyssey 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z4amwfcO9k

Invaders from Hyperspace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hryPZIcaksY

Take the money and run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTB3VLhCRjE

Quest for the Ring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-m-_11Jjf8

KC Muchkin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JtE4pIq8U

TCW 027 - The Magnavox Patent Lawsuits: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-magnavox-patent-lawsuits-friday-september-16-2016-1003-am/

https://www.magnavox.com/en/

 

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Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for order through CRC Press and other retailers: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

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The Big Voice of Magnavox

The Big Voice of Magnavox

January 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 105 - The Big Voice of Magnavox

 

We look at the company of Magnavox.  Started around the turn of the century getting into electronics with voice amplification, and eventually radios.  Magnavox continued with home  electronics in televisions and stereo systems.  Unfortunately their visionary leader died unexpectedly, and with the rise of non-American television manufacturers put a lot of pressure on the company.  With all this pressure Magnavox is bought by Philips in 1974 to expand the Dutch company's holdings in the United States.  The video game division continued  to fight for survival and relevance as the decade wound to a close.

 

Retro Tech - The Wire Recorder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ihiTwJPCc

TCW 026 -The Magnavox Odyssey: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-magnavox-odyssey/

Magnavox Console Demo (Ft. "Come Fly With Me"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxtWWof3P7s

Magnavox Odyssey Ski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NAqFUhXX48

Magnavox Odyssey Commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MnRkPvIjKE

Magnavox Odyssey 100(4:43 timestamp): https://youtu.be/HQfDSygn794?t=283

Magnavox Odyssey 500: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Av3ct3yR6A

Magnavox Odyssey 400 Unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNSfOiTUoq8

Magnavox Odyssey 300:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xpO3CJnjiU

 

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New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for order through CRC Press and other retailers: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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