Select Game Podcast from theLogBook.com
By Earl Green
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Select Game explores the software library, marketing strategy, history and lore surrounding the Magnavox Odyssey2 video game console and its European equivalents, the Videopac and Jopac consoles. Hosted by Earl Green. Frequency: monthly.
||Clean302: A Mind Forever Voyaging||Universal appeal! From his groundbreaking work in hypothesizing and studying black holes, to his famous electronic voice, the late, great Professor Stephen Hawking left his mark on the world, and it’s only fitting for the Odyssey2 and Videopac to pa||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean301: The Kick-Axe Legend of Pick Axe Pete||This game rocks! Long before Minecraft and Terraria, Pick Axe Pete was hitting the mother lode on the Odyssey2! The storied history of your podcast host’s all-time favorite, plus an exciting new product announcement and more! (48:29) Right-click and||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean207: Xmas ’83||Festive Firepower! Return with us to find out what was under the tree in Christmas ’83, as well as test-driving a lost, unreleased game that’s now up for grabs as a reproduction cartridge. (40:21) Select Game will return in The Living Daylight||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean206: K.C.’s Krazy Sequels!||Much More Munching! Previously on Buffy Select Game, the courts took K.C. Munchkin! off the shelves. But did the Odyssey2’s cute blue muncher stay out of the limelight? Awww hell no – K.C. is still in circulation today. As in, literally, today||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean205: Back To The Arcade!||Winking Frogs! Gather ye quarters while ye may…you’ll need them to save up for Super Cobra, Frogger, and Turtles! on the Odyssey2 and Videopac. Also homebrew news galore. Winking froggies included, some assembly required. (36:03) Right-click a||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean204: Amok Downtime!||Strange Brew! What has kept the Odyssey2 alive into the 21st century? Not me talking about it, that’s for sure – it’s the homebrew programmers and their sometimes brilliant, sometimes frustrating additions to the Odyssey2 and Videopac li||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean203: The Odyssey2 At The Arcade!||Amazing Arcade Ports! Select Game is back after some downtime to take the Odyssey2…or really the Videopac…to the arcade, where we’ll play Popeye, Frogger, and Pong For Videopac & Odyssey2! Plus: Odyssey2 homebrew news from MGC, and||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean202: The All-Ball Show||Balls! Select Game returns to cover several Odyssey2 sports games: Bowling!/Basketball!, Pocket Billiards!, Electronic Table Soccer!…and a doomed attempt to play Football! And there may even be something about a trackball! Balls. (44:53) Right-click||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean201: Feedback! Space Blocks!||Scintillating Second Season Starter! Select Game kicks off 2017 with your letters and e-mails, wondering where The Art Of Odyssey is, new Select Game swag, and 2016 me plays Blockout! / Breakdown! and Out Of This World! / Helicopter Rescue! (1:00:59) Ri||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11X: Christmas Special!||Deck the Halls! It’s the story of a serious sunburn, rainbow trout, a game room serviced by a single distributor, an attempt to will Odyssey2 ports of arcade games into existence, and a lifelong obsession that culminated in…a marquee. And this||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Nice look back at the Odyssey2
There are plenty of video game podcasts out there, but very few focus on the Magnavox Odyssey2. Which isn't surprising - it was a less popular competitor to the dominating Atari 2600 in the early 80s, petering out in late 83 in North America. Nevertheless this is a great look back at its library from someone who was "on the ground" during the system's heyday and is practically an expert on the platform now. Memories, trivia and thoughts on each game abound in a program well worth checking out.