AVGN: The Odyssey

Mike Matei / April 21st, 2009

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  • alireza

    April 11, 2010 at 3:06 am

    how the fuck, even my parents, no , even my grand parents dont know this

  • May 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Well Sir there’s some thing called Research, when your really fond of something you tend to read up about its history, thus giving knowledge to things such as old versions..

  • Brendan7195

    May 21, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    some of the trees in the skiing one made the Triforce… wierd

  • videogamehunter

    May 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I just got this for my birthday. Even though we didn’t play any of the games. We hade fun just hiting the ball around like pong.

  • KindOfBlue

    June 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks the Odyssey looks like a piece of medical equipment?

  • Kegeto

    June 9, 2010 at 12:37 am

    damn i want to play some old games again

  • supermark64

    June 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    now review the odyssey 2

  • supermark64

    June 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

    i love the nerdyterd! but wtf? was shit pickle off duty or somthing? lol, duty

  • TacticPwner117XBL

    June 13, 2010 at 2:44 am

    The Nerdyturd might be Shit pickle’s cousin, in fact… How was Shit Pickle made?

    This console is awesome! I wanna get one of these. At least it is better than the Virtual Boy

  • Murtada

    June 19, 2010 at 12:28 am


    • supermark64

      September 6, 2014 at 9:03 am

      He gets a lot of them as donations.

  • Squall85

    June 19, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I found Seeburg Ray-O-Lite on wikipedia. It’s not the real thing but you might consider it as a video game, kinda…

  • June 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    when i see consoles like this one, it makes me think, that there’s a FUCKING NUCLEAR WINTER AFTER THE WORLD WAR III on the street, so people were in need to create these monsters in order to play some shitty pong, instead of playing tennis, or soccer with your fucking friend.
    WTF? was it a nuclear winter behind your fucking window at the years of consoles boom, or what? or millions of people forgot, where they keeping their front door keys, or wtf was happening to the world anyway? why people were more interested in some shitty tv pong, then freaking tennis with a booby girlfriend?

  • June 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    – hey, John!~
    let’s go play some soccer!
    – soccer is for bullys! i have an Odyssey console!

  • kamakazi geek

    July 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    i got m45 bb gun
    it sucks ass
    it shoots well and far
    but it’s orange
    who wants an orange toy gun ??
    it shows a black one on the box

    • Shidow1123

      January 22, 2012 at 5:23 am

      Then just paint it black and stop bitching about it.

  • volt28

    July 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    You didn’t touch the odessey 2. Perhaps it didn’t suck as bad as the original.

  • retar-ted

    July 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

    i wanted to see the odyssey gun game

  • supermark64

    August 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

    @TacticPwner117XBL: watch the wizard of oz 3: dorthathy goes to hell witch is an anamation he made. that shows the origin of shit pickle.

  • September 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I’ve never seen that.. I father had an atari.. but I didn’t even know it existed.. 0,o

  • phoenix252005

    October 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Damn talk about ancient video games huh!!! Long live the Nerd!!

  • SpeedyEric

    October 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    This is the first video where I’ve first heard about the Odessy and it being the very first video game console, and it deffinately shows.

    The Nerdy-Terd, just as funny as Sh!t-Pickle.

    In 2006, Hasbro made Megatron into a gun for there Generations line, but they made him into a Nerf like gun with an orange tip. I should know, because I have that figure.

    10:38- I absolutely love your expression here when you’re about to use the Odessy Gun.

  • November 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Yeah! Nerdy turd always right for a good comment..

  • November 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Yeah, Mega Man stage select music at the beginning! Awesome!

  • ClockworkMan13

    December 26, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Yeah, I invented that gaming system when I was a kid. I called it “flash light on a wall”. Only mine was better because it was portable and you could play single player provided you had a pet. Why am I not rich?! DAMB YOU MAGNOVOX!!!!!!

  • ViralTank

    January 17, 2011 at 10:51 am

    The Haunted House and Hockey game don’t seem all that bad.

  • AVGNrocks2903

    February 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    How primitive can something be?

  • vgsucker

    February 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    i have the odyssey and god damn it fucking sucks

  • Cataphract

    March 14, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I used to own the Odyssey 2 and the games were terri-bad.

  • May 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    what does the rifle actually do? hard to imagine it being of any use when all you get is a couple of dots on the screen.

  • Ataripornrules

    June 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Now , who is Stefanos? Is his origin Greek ?

  • awesome-o1

    June 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    @lalleballe2k its to scare the shit out of intruders and to show off to ur friends

  • July 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm


  • Mihai Matei

    July 16, 2011 at 3:18 am

    The Nerdy Turd rules!
    I’d really like to see a battle between the Nerdy Turd and Shit Pickle. I wonder who would win…

    The Nerdy Turd is more beefy but also moves slower. Shit Pickle on the other hand (grose) is faster and has more dexterity, but it’s smaller too.

    I’d say the Nerdy Turd will eventually kick ass mainly due to the fact that it looks more cunning than Shit Pickle. Shit Pickle is such a tard lol.

    Also, I love how the Nerdy Turd kept some of the creator’s DNA, making all those frowning faces and stuff. LOL

    • Nintendo_Frog

      December 4, 2011 at 6:51 am

      A battle between Nerdy Turd and Shit Pickle?

      Is there on earth a two player game bad enough to fit the challenge?

  • Ashley Kathleen Slatslatslats

    August 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    What the HELL is that!?!?

  • August 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    is just awesome, hilarius realy

  • August 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

    y dont u show how the gun works or what it does?

  • 3MiceTurds

    August 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Watching this video just pisses me off.

    James has said it before so many times:


    What the fuck was wrong with them?!?!? Even in the early 70’s, how could you not be embarrassed programming such a monumental waste of goddamn time!? Fuck me. It makes me feel terrible just thinking about people wasting their money on such a joke.


    • thedeadhalo

      December 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      If it wasnt for this you wouldnt have typed that comment bro! Think!

    • StilesCrisis

      January 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      “Programming” isn’t really an accurate term for this tech. It’s more like a hard-wired analog circuit board. The “games” are just enabling various modes by connecting pins together and stuff.

  • Blitzballgamer

    September 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Oh boy, the ending was so awesome. That video was one of the most entertaining things I’ve ever seen. Fuck off TV, that videos here are way better!

  • Arneystein

    October 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Nerdy Turd is fucking awesome!

  • LuisAdrego

    November 22, 2011 at 6:17 am

    fuck ps3 and 360 the oddissey is the shit

  • toad004

    December 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    This is honestly AVGN’s worst video.Hey, even the best of us mess up sometimes.

    • thedeadhalo

      December 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      @toad004 i think this is his best. His dick tracy was his worst in my opinion

  • neongecko06

    December 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Chinese clones of the NES made in the 90’s also had a very real-looking plastic pistol for a zapper.

  • davidsworld3

    December 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    What a fucking boring review…not james fault but you could have seriously cut down, a waste of my fucking time!

    • Kairi

      December 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm


      Why so negative, can you make better reviews than him?, I think not.

      If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.

      • Khameleon

        March 10, 2012 at 3:40 am

         @Kairi This has always been the worst argument ever, and it’s even more ridiculously stupid when posted on something like this.
        Can James make a better game than most of the stuff he reviews? I think not, so i guess he should stop making videos huh?
        Derp, dumbfuck.

    • ljngamessuck

      January 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      @davidsworld3 i think its fucking awesome so fuck you

  • keitht_usmc

    December 16, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Best ending to a Nerd video ever…

  • Polartits

    December 27, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Yea. Try robbing the store with the Oddissey gun.

  • muzackattack

    December 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    its very funny the odyssey took years to make and it’s only a couple of dots on a screen XD

  • ivanne89

    January 3, 2012 at 2:21 am


  • ljngamessuck

    January 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm


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      February 21, 2012 at 8:45 am

      @ljngamessuck if sopa and and pipa come out im canceling my internet there is no longer a point

  • DaveMcGrath

    January 20, 2012 at 1:51 am

    One of the best/funniest endings!

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    January 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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  • vasilis

    February 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

    what does the gun really do?

  • HorazStCruz

    March 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    It looks like that hybrid of video and gaming was meant to help users developing their creativity (like very few games do nowadays).
    In a way i can imagine parents and kids around the TV doing some role-playing to have fun, or just to develop storytelling skills… it’d be no surprise some clever mother told their children a story about the perilous journey across a snowy mountain an hour before goin’ to sleep, or the Haunted House setting for a saturday night… In a way it resembles the (now-not-so-original-but-still-way-better-than-your-ordinary-FPS-cloned-ad-nauseam) idea behind the Sleep is Death game by Jason Rohrer.
    I mean, this must have been a great deal back then. Like playing some AD&D spin-off with your parents, books, maps, instructions and all?? I bet my 30-year-old ass that any RPG fan today would like to share it with his/her whole family like this console indirectly suggested through its modest premise.
    How much did this console cost? What was the target demographic at that time? Were those cartridges sum up the whole collection of games? Who came up with the idea for that project?
    Great video. It got me thinking.

  • swede

    March 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

    i didnt have to see a 2 and half minute long ad before this fucking video..sellout

  • The_Joker116

    March 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I saw a pokeball on the Roulette overlay.

  • JJLehto

    May 5, 2012 at 7:43 am

    He really does have everything.

  • houlihan9

    August 11, 2012 at 1:49 am

    @swede well if you dont want to see a commercial then buy his dvd. He isnt a sell out, hes making money to continue doing what he likes, which is entertaining his fans.

  • HeavyIsPie

    September 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Nerdy Turd… lol i wonder if he will make another avgn episode appearance.

  • Toshirak

    November 23, 2012 at 6:36 am

    What is the theme that plays when he takes out the gun?

  • January 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    all i saw on the gameplay where glow sticks in my opinion

  • Katnip Packington

    January 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    The reason the odyssey is shaped like a space ship is because, It is a space odyssey!

  • January 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    as I always say, all it takes is a television, a computer or a box that emits rays of light to make a man laugh.

  • thatonenight

    February 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    the Odyssey was a dick, like all consoles. Computers could do so much better back then. They just didn’t.

  • April 21, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Just like the movie the console is a pile of monkey fuck.

  • May 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    LOL, this was a funny episode. That gun at the ending was epic, I want one now 🙂 — Shaddow Starr

  • Slyjay

    June 24, 2013 at 4:09 am

    there should be no reason why you can’t produce guns like that today. The system is good for what its worth. Interesting because I have never heard of it.

  • Al J. Krimson

    August 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    This Console is collectional item only, not gaming console. I’ve born in 1984 and of cause i didn’t see this. I barely see Atari 2600 in my childhood. Only once i’ve play it at my friend’s home and we play Hide n’ Seek. My first console was NES. But if i can get Atari 2600 games, but this console i don’t get it. It’s really you must have A LOT of imagination, A LOT!!!:)

  • December 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Rugby might be better…

  • December 31, 2013 at 4:07 am

    What do you mean? That’s the “English” knob, duh! ROFL.

  • October 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Lol who the heck needs the layouts? Play Turds. 🙂

  • fcabanski

    October 21, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Game companies became more sensitive to what? They became more sensitive to useless whining.

  • December 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    The creator of the Odyssey died recently…

  • Joseph Gregorowicz

    November 5, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Why don’t the Odyssey games have end labels??

  • Cryptic Wizard

    September 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    So…was that the Angry Video Game Turd?

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