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#16 nhjay

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:32

Pong was also my first console game, though that was overtaken by many hours spent playing Pitfall and Donkey Kong on my Intellivision.


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:34

Probably Donkey Kong.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:34

Atari 7800 games, either Galaga or Asteroids.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:34

Pong was also my first console game, though that was overtaken by many hours spent playing Pitfall and Donkey Kong on my Intellivision.

Loved the Intellivision back in the day. Well hated the controllers, especially those stupid plastic overlay inserts, loved the games. Bomb Squad, Night Stalker and Dungeons & Dragons kept me pretty busy as a kid.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:36

I don't remember it but I have a photo of me at a very young age playing Pac-man on the Atari.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:37

I'm not exactly sure, but it's either Duck Hunt or Marble Madness for the NES. I remember going to the store to pick up the NES and the Zapper though... Man I was really young them as well.

I think it's actually Duck Hunt. Marble Madness was still brilliant though.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:37

I guess 'video' implies non text based games.. (Played a lot of the old infocom games on TRS-80 back in the day)
pong of course for played on television..
misc ti-99 and c64/vic 20 games
all the atari/intellivision/colecovision stuff.. everyone's first atari game had to be either pong or combat right? :)
now for PC's .. skipping again the infocom/text based since this thread is 'video' games..
played a lot of free/shareware games.. anyone remember sopwith?
first commerical PC "Video" game was Dr. J vs Larry Bird one on one

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:39

Oh man, arcades, how could I have forgotten to mention that? I played the absolute crap out of Gauntlet!
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/me ragequits

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:43

Pong on Atari 2600 was pretty much my first ever game I think, but after that I saved and saved my pocket money and bought myself a commodore 64 which my favourite game was Zamzara (just a simple side scroller along the lines of Turrican).

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:43

Oh wow I'd almost forgotten about arcades. I'm not sure what the first game I played, but I bet the ones at any bowling alley or cinema complex are still the exact same ones. >.> They never, ever, ever get updated. lol.

I think it was Defender.

Oh, and I used to play text games in Primary school as well, I don't remember the names of them though.. which is a shame. All I remember is that they ran on BBC Micro systems and they came on those big 5 1/4 inch floppy disks.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:45

I guess 'video' implies non text based games.. (Played a lot of the old infocom games on TRS-80 back in the day)
pong of course for played on television..
misc ti-99 and c64/vic 20 games
all the atari/intellivision/colecovision stuff.. everyone's first atari game had to be either pong or combat right? :)
now for PC's .. skipping again the infocom/text based since this thread is 'video' games..
played a lot of free/shareware games.. anyone remember sopwith?
first commerical PC "Video" game was Dr. J vs Larry Bird one on one

I think Infocom games count -- they're displayed on a video screen, regardless of whether there's motion or not. :)

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:46

Or the Apple II... Oregon Trail, Lemonade Stand, Number Munchers, Oil Baron... damn, I should have written about those in the original article instead :D
The memories that stand out are the ones where I played with my brother, though, so I guess that's why I thought of it first. We were always co-op partners, or would watch each other play through single-player games.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:55

first game was probably space invaters for the atari... gawd when I felt that cartridge slide into that slot and lock in place it was like wow.. then it got turned on and I was like omg this is amazing

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:56

The furthest back I can remember was inserting floppy disks into my grandparents computer for Minesweeper. There were some other games too but I can't remember them clearly enough. I must have been younger than 10 years old. After that, I got an NES and had tons of games. Contra, Mario, Zelda, so many good memories. :)

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 13:57

Combat, Atari 2600