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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2013, 12:11:21 AM »
"Strategic Conquest."

I remember it well; became addicted to it.

On a Macintosh, 3.5" disc, black-and-white.

Nothing as good as it since then.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2013, 12:27:24 AM »
Super Mario Brothers on the original NES around 88-89.
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Re: Re: Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2013, 01:28:13 AM »
No kidding!!!

I remember playing PONG at a neighbors house when I was 7 or 8.  My parents used to drag me to the bar with them & I learned to play Pacman until the Atari came out.  That was a pale substitute to the bar version.

My folks had the Colecovision knockoff of PONG that hooked up to the TV. Played that quite a bit in the early 80's.

At home was the Commodore 64, at school was the Apple (Oregon Trail, Number Crunchers, Carmen Sandiego) and around 1989 I got my first real PC, it was a 386.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2013, 02:22:01 AM »
PONG , Baby !!    :panic:



And , yes , we were even black & white back then ....


Boop ..... Boop ..... Boop ....
then , speed it up

Boop .. Boop .. Boop ..

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2013, 05:40:14 AM »
Computer game or video game?

Computer game was a TRS-80 game based on Star Wars.  Incredibly simple (had to be to play it on a 4K machine.)

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 06:10:01 AM »
How old are you?  :panic:
20, but I'll be 21 this year.

Sweeeet.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2013, 07:30:37 AM »
They didn't have them when I was young.....pinball machine was the closest thing we had to a video game.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2013, 09:23:13 AM »
20, but I'll be 21 this year.

Sweeeet.

I have a 23 year old son and a 19 year old daughter (as well as a soon to be 14 year old daughter).  Why do you want me to feel old?  :bawl:

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2013, 09:47:50 AM »
I have a 23 year old son and a 19 year old daughter (as well as a soon to be 14 year old daughter).  Why do you want me to feel old?  :bawl:

Old ? I have daughters 24  21 , 18 and a 6 yr old son  ...  a 6 ??  How'd that happen ?   :whistling:

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Re: Re: Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2013, 11:11:45 AM »
My folks had the Colecovision knockoff of PONG that hooked up to the TV. Played that quite a bit in the early 80's.


We did too.

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At home was the Commodore 64, at school was the Apple (Oregon Trail, Number Crunchers, Carmen Sandiego) and around 1989 I got my first real PC, it was a 386.

I still have my 64. And yes Carmen Sandiego was a blast. Remember Lode Runner and Prince of Persia?  :-)

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2013, 11:21:41 AM »
But at least I didn't turn out to be one! :P
You are accounting minded. There's something naturally wired in our brains to resist liberal bullshit. You, beg, and I are contemporaries and I echo those gaming experiences. I really don't like video Games now unless the kinect is involved and ican move. I sit on the ass for work and school; I just can't do it on my off time.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2013, 11:40:02 AM »
No mention of Dragon's Lair?  Wasn't it one of the first character type video games?

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2013, 02:18:37 PM »
20, but I'll be 21 this year.

Sweeeet.


Watch out, she's a Cougar........ :-)

First console was the Atari, I played the crap out of (can't remember the game) a game where you found keys and avoided the dragon.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2013, 02:35:17 PM »

Watch out, she's a Cougar........ :-)


Not necessarily a bad thing.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2013, 03:17:11 PM »
Not necessarily a bad thing.

No, but a panther would be, especially an underground one.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2013, 09:58:50 PM »
heh.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2013, 10:10:18 PM »
PONG , Baby !!    :panic:



And , yes , we were even black & white back then ....


Boop ..... Boop ..... Boop ....
then , speed it up

Boop .. Boop .. Boop ..



Me too. Then moved on to the Commodore 64 and a few games like Impossible Mission.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2013, 10:16:31 PM »
Combat was the first Atari game I ever played but it was a bit old when I got it.  Chopper Command & River Raid were sooooooo much more advanced...
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2013, 11:58:19 PM »
I of course played Atari's and the first Nintendo's.  I have always been very into video games, I am not sure why I am sure there is some phsycological explination.

But it was computer games that drew me further into video games.  My first and most enjoyable game.

King's Quest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Quest



14 years later in 1998 there last title:  King's Quest: Mask of Eternity

Wow, what a difference 14 years made.

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Re: Re: Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2013, 01:24:35 AM »


We did too.

I still have my 64. And yes Carmen Sandiego was a blast. Remember Lode Runner and Prince of Persia?  :-)

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Oh yes, I certainly do.

Oh, and one of my all time favorites...Dig Dug! I LOVED that game!

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2013, 01:28:31 AM »
I can't believe I forgot Dig Dug. I guess I played more games than I remembered.  :thatsright:

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2013, 02:03:08 AM »
Pong.  In black and white.  For a quarter a go.  At the entrance to a Sears, there being no "video arcades" yet.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2013, 02:39:53 AM »
Pong in the Student Center at the local University.  It was like... only the coolest thing EVER!!! Well... at least at that time.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2013, 08:50:09 AM »
asteroids, pacman, mrs pacman....
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2013, 10:41:38 PM »
I remember when games used to cost more than $60.  When was the last time anyone paid that much for a console or computer game?

When was that? NES games cost $50, admittedly thats about $100 in todays prices, but games NES through xbox/ps2 were always $50 then in next gen they jumped up to $60
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