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#1 Fezmid

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:07

Tying back to an article on Neogamr where staff members talk about their first video game experience, we'd like to hear what YOUR first time was like. :)

Feel free to share stories, memories, pictures, links, whatever! :)

Here's a link to the Neogamr.net story: http://www.neogamr.n...your-first-game


#2 +Frank B.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:10

Pong, built-in to a Grundig TV. 1979.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:12

Also Pong, but the console itself. Also around 1978 or so.

#4 Max Norris

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:13

Well, for a console, add me to the Pong list. First computer game would either be Pyramid 2000 on a TRS-80 Model 1 or Advent (Colossal Cave) on a DEC VAX.. forget which I got to first, it's been so long I don't remember, and yes I know they're essentially the same thing.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:13

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The first game I remember playing was Thomas The Tank Engine on the Commodore 64. I used to love it but one if the things that you had to do was avoid obstacles on the tracks but half the time when an obstacle appeared there were no signals to change track so it was more luck than anything. Still loved it though, so many good memories of my brother and me playing it.

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#6 Nick H.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:14

I think my first video game was Knights of the Sky:

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Awesome game, although I don't think I quite grasped the concept of killing the enemy and bombing their hangers until the very end...

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:18

Contra on the NES. Whoop.

#8 ahhell

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:20

Mouse Trap for the Vic 20.
Pitfall for Atari 2600
Pong
Pac Man

#9 Zodiarck

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:21

Duck Hunt ... 1998

#10 Teebor

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:23

I honestly cannot remember my first game. If I were to guess I would say it was probably something on an early Atari console (my neighbours as I was never allowed to own a console), maybe a tanks type game or something.
Thats the best I can think of as a likely game as I remember my neighbour owning an old atari style console thing, might even have been a cheapo make.

But then thats over 20 years of gaming ago, I could probably pick up doom and remember the way round most of the maps (I can remember exactly what to do for Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle) but I can't really remember my first :D

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:23

I don't recall the first game I remember playing, but it was most likely on a TI 99-4a computer. We had several games that we played on it from Munchman, Space Invaders, Centipede, and many others in the early 1980s.

#12 jerzdawg

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:25

hmm.. my guess would be Ms Pac Man, Pole Position or Space Invaders on the Atari 2600 sometime in the early 80's..

#13 Travis959

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:29

Ms. Pacman/Star Raiders on the Atari 400

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We also had a "Basic" Programming cartridge with it, but I always thought it was some kind of game I couldn't figure out. :D

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:29

Contra and Mario on console and Max Payne 1 on PC. It still is one of my favorite games.

#15 +Nik L

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:32

PacMan - my parents always used to take me to the same hotel in Magaluf. The Hotel Barbados, part of a chain called Sol. They were very family friendly, and I recall them having 2 arcade machines near the pool table. One being Space Invaders and the other being PacMan. I remember my father teaching me PacMan strategy rather than just wandering around aimlessly for pills. I didn't play Space Invaders, as I was scared of the noise it made, and the Invaders themselves freaked me out. My nan used to take me to a bar (Snoopy's Bar) that had a crazy golf course. They also had a Donkey Kong machine, and as a prize for winning the crazy golf, I was allowed a go. I remember us wondering why it was called "Donkey" Kong. On the last day of the holiday, we had time to spare after packing but before heading to the hotel - so my Granded took me to another bar that had a Grand Prix game, where you used a steering wheel to drive. I thought it was the best thing ever - I felt like I was driving a real car.



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