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Episode Info: A Deep Dive Into The Vaporware Realm! Who killed the Odyssey3? Was it a machine with underwhelming capabilities that would’ve been DOA? Or was it killed by its own heir apparent, the Odyssey4? Forget everything you thought you knew about the end of the Odyssey consoles. (53:53) Right-click and “save as” to download manually | Stitcher | Throwback Network | The rockin’ new theme song for Select Game is “Fat Cat Wants Tasty Fish” by Teleidofusion, via the Free Music Archive. Who killed the Odyssey3, and when? August 16, 1982 August 18, 1982 December 5, 1982 January 6, 1983 February 20, 1983 February 22, 1983 March 7, 1983 June 4, 1983 June 10, 1983 July 1, 1983 July 12, 1983 July 26, 1983 August 4, 1983 January 20, 1984 March 20, 1984Intellivision Keyboard Component working group disbandedExact date is conjecture; project was terminated in August 1982 according to Dave Chandler’s notes.Mattel lawyers meet with Federal Trade CommissionArcade Express breaks Odyssey3 newsRead the front page here.1983 Winter Consumer Electronics ShowOdyssey3 and the Intellivision Computer Module are both unveiled.Electronic Fun previews Odyssey3Read the story here. “Exact” date is conjecture, assuming a late February publication date for the March 1983 issue.Revised NDA draft mentions Odyssey4 & Intellivision IVClick here to see the documents.Revised NDA drafts delete Odyssey4 wordingClick here to see the documents.1983 Summer CES: Odyssey3 is “on hold”New York Times: “Mattel Loses $20.4 Million”Read the story here.Odyssey3 release date…as originally announced by Philips at the 1983 Winter CES. Obviously, the date was missed.Mattel Electronics President Josh Denham dismissedNew York Times: “Mattel Expects To Post Large Loss”Read the story here.Mattel Intellivision IV working group disbandedMattel Electronics division closesPhilips disbands Odyssey game development groupLinks from this episode: Odyssey3 photo gallery Front page of Arcade Express breaks the news a month before CES – December 1982 Electronic Fun With Computers & Games Game Workout: Odyssey3 – March 1983 Odyssey4/Intellivision IV Non-Disclosure Agreement drafts Odyssey4 Technical Notes Select Game merch at Redbubble! Patreon Studio build & set decoration wish list at The all-new Forums’s Facebook page (talk to us) Store (holy crap, at the time this podcast drops, everything’s only a buck!) Don’t Give This Tape To Earl (also available on iTunes) Retrogram Podcast (coming in 2019) ...
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