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Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« on: January 24, 2013, 08:10:20 PM »
Curious just how far back some of our Cave gamers go. What was the first video game you played, or the first video game you truly enjoyed.

I'll begin. The first game I played was 7 Cities of Gold on the Commodore 64. I enjoyed it alot!

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 08:12:13 PM »
Probably 'COMBAT' on a friend's Atari 2300 2600. 

I never had any video game consoles growing up... my parents thought they were a waste of time and money.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 08:24:50 PM »
It is hard to remember exactly. I remember playing some sort of home video game system that pre-dated the Atari VCS. I remember it had a yellow and black case and had pong and pong variants and all the games where hard wired in. I remember my one cousin was very fond of the squash game.

I also remember going to the bowling alley and playing a submarine game and a very primitive racing game and I do not remember the chronology.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 08:28:23 PM »
It is hard to remember exactly. I remember playing some sort of home video game system that pre-dated the Atari VCS. I remember it had a yellow and black case and had pong and pong variants and all the games where hard wired in. I remember my one cousin was very fond of the squash game.
Sounds like you had a Magnavox Odyssey.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 08:31:00 PM »
a very primitive racing game and I do not remember the chronology.

Pole Position?

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 08:38:53 PM »
I thought you really meant "date yourself" as in, a game where you date yourself. I was like "no way in hell I would date myself. I'm too much of a pain in the ass."

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 08:55:29 PM »
Pole Position?

http://youtu.be/NUU_F9TvXco


No, it was way before Pole Position. It was all blocky and you saw the oval track from above. It might have had two steering wheels so you could race your friends but I could just be thinking of the home version of the game on the Odyssey2
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 08:56:42 PM »
Sounds like you had a Magnavox Odyssey.

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=3&c=1281
I think that was it, although it was my cousin's game. What I remember as squash must have been smash.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 09:08:51 PM »
Was either Age of Empires 1 or Warcraft 2. I was a little kid so I didn't know how to play them really.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 09:10:32 PM »
Was either Age of Empires 1 or Warcraft 2. I was a little kid so I didn't know how to play them really.
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?
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 09:17:26 PM »
I had Intellivision, it sucked, so I played Galaga, Frogger, and Pacman at the convenience store at the end of my street.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 09:24:57 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?

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 09:26:03 PM »
They didn't have collector's editions in my day. :old:

I was flabbergasted to see a bin full of $20 computer games.  I guess labor is that cheap when you outsource it to places where they don't speak English or bathe regularly.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 09:58:27 PM »
The first video game we had was Pong in the mid 70's. Then we got an Atari. I laugh when I think of how clunkie it was.



The first video games at an arcade I remember playing was Pacman, Asteroids, Space Invaders and I loved Centipede.  Asteroids made me feel anxious and stressed.   :p

 This was when I was around 14 or so. I have never been into video games much past my mid teens.  
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 10:18:51 PM »
I can't remember what my first console was but it was either a N64 or a PS2

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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 10:20:19 PM »
I remember when the PS2 went on sale... the line to the store I worked at went all the way down the street and around the corner.

It was a madhouse.
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013, 11:17:09 PM »
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013, 11:27:37 PM »
Paid $80 for Starcraft 2 Collector's Edition

I paid $149.99 for Star Wars: The Old Republic Collectors Edition. It was a birthday present to myself that year.

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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013, 11:29:28 PM »
I can't remember what my first console was but it was either a N64 or a PS2

How old are you?  :panic:

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 11:33:02 PM »
Curious just how far back some of our Cave gamers go. What was the first video game you played, or the first video game you truly enjoyed.

I'll begin. The first game I played was 7 Cities of Gold on the Commodore 64. I enjoyed it alot!

You youngin!!!!

Mine was Atari 2600. See, dad was killed and it was all over the news. Mom thought it'd be a good diversion and safer at home during that time. We had games such as Air Sea Battle, Combat, Pac-Man, Missile Command. Asteroids, Backgammon, etc.

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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 11:36:30 PM »
How old are you?  :panic:

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.
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2013, 11:43:37 PM »
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.

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2013, 11:44:02 PM »
You youngin!!!!

Mine was Atari 2600. See, dad was killed and it was all over the news. Mom thought it'd be a good diversion and safer at home during that time. We had games such as Air Sea Battle, Combat, Pac-Man, Missile Command. Asteroids, Backgammon, etc.

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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2013, 11:45:41 PM »
You should probably be a DUer because of that.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2013, 11:48:14 PM »
On an Apple ll something.
There was a fly to the planets game. Kind of point in a direction, enter a time or somehting and hit go.
Made lots of booping noise.
If close, you could sort of pan around and find the planet.
Then you ha dot land.
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Edit, mid seventies.
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