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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2013, 01:42:41 AM »
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
My first computer was an IBM.  About the only place you could buy games for it was Radio Shack, and they were about $60-75, and stayed that way until an Electronics Boutique showed up at the local mall selling PC games for under $55.  It was a godsend.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2013, 03:23:36 AM »
My first computer was an IBM.  About the only place you could buy games for it was Radio Shack, and they were about $60-75, and stayed that way until an Electronics Boutique showed up at the local mall selling PC games for under $55.  It was a godsend.

When I was a kid we had an IBM 286 but I was to young to remember how much the games cost
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2013, 07:48:33 AM »
My favorite game on N64 was conker's bad fur day.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2013, 08:03:12 AM »
The family's first computer was the TRS80 from Radio Shack.Than thing was so heavy to lift, and slower than shit. no internet back then :old:
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2013, 08:48:32 AM »
Pong, in the bars. First console was N64. I got everybody hooked on golf. My sister-in-law called at 2 am cussing me out because she was trying to sleep & she kept hearing the "WEEEOOOOOO" sound every time my brother hit the ball. O-)
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2013, 08:55:23 AM »
Played Pong and Asteroids at the mall.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #56 on: January 29, 2013, 05:11:51 AM »
I had Intellivision, it sucked, so I played Galaga, Frogger, and Pacman at the convenience store at the end of my street.

At one point Intellivision had the best baseball and football games of any console.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #57 on: January 29, 2013, 10:41:01 AM »
At one point Intellivision had the best baseball and football games of any console.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2013, 10:59:18 AM »
Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed ....HELL NO! I wouldn't go out with me if I were the last person on earth.

Just remembered, I did play Donkey Kong.....when no one was around. Hey, it looked funny for a 35+ year old man to be playing Donkey Kong.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2013, 11:21:14 AM »
I had Intellivision, it sucked, so I played Galaga, Frogger, and Pacman at the convenience store at the end of my street.

Yeah, I didn't use a computer for games at all. Still don't, though I'd dabbled in it a few times. What I remember were the plug-in-a-quarter video games from the early 80's. Donkey Kong was a fave. Didn't care much for Pacman or any of the shooting-type vids.

Didn't do Asteroids that much either - just often enough to know I didn't like it.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2013, 01:55:22 PM »
My first was a Atari 5200 Consul. I owned at Punch Out.

My first "computer" was a Commodore 64 that I stole from a garage with "tape drive". I had to write my own games. I taught myself basic.

In High School my step father (#3 I think) worked for Apple writing Tech Manuals so he brought home a Macintosh IIE with Hunt for Red October on it. I played it so much at 15 he got me a summer job at Apple testing Video games.

I didnt get another computer or gaming consul until after I ETS'd from the Army. It was a Sega, every Saturday night friends would come over and we would have a Madden tournament.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2013, 02:00:56 PM »
A neighbor had one of the original Ataris that played Pong.  We got a 2600 a couple of years later.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2013, 07:15:42 PM »
Pong.

It was only available at $0.25 at a time on a stand up arcade machine.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2013, 07:19:43 PM »
My first computer was an Atari 400. It was a glorified Atari 2600 game machine with a pressure pad keyboard and a cassette tape drive. It only had 16K of RAM.

My favorite game on it was Gateway to Apshai. It was a dungeon crawler game.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2013, 07:22:49 PM »
My first computer was an Atari 400. It was a glorified Atari 2600 game machine with a pressure pad keyboard and a cassette tape drive. It only had 16K of RAM.

My favorite game on it was Gateway to Apshai. It was a dungeon crawler game.

Mine was a Vic-20
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2013, 07:28:31 PM »
Pong on a Texas Instruments TI-99 . Just checked ,and boy those sure have depreciated . Mom should have bought machine guns instead . Live and learn .

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2013, 07:29:42 PM »
Mine was a Vic-20

If I remember correctly, it had a whopping 5K of RAM...much like a TI-99.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2013, 07:31:51 PM »
Pong on a Texas Instruments TI-99 . Just checked ,and boy those sure have depreciated . Mom should have bought machine guns instead . Live and learn .

You'd be surprized. If you have one of those whole systems that is intact and still works, there are collectors that would pay more than what they are really worth. It's a nostalgia thang.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2013, 07:45:50 PM »
If I remember correctly, it had a whopping 5K of RAM...much like a TI-99.

4K and a cassette tape drive.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2013, 07:47:44 PM »
4K and a cassette tape drive.

Who would ever need more memory than that? :-)
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2013, 04:13:15 PM »
I also played the crap out of Doom.

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Re: Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2013, 05:01:39 PM »
Mario Kart, and then NASCAR 2000 a few years later. My love racing games has never let up. About the only game I play on my computer now is a racing sim called Iracing.

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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2013, 05:08:32 PM »
Since Gateway tio Apshai, I have been into dungeon crawlers. I like all of the Dialblo games.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2013, 05:50:38 PM »
Since Gateway tio Apshai, I have been into dungeon crawlers. I like all of the Dialblo games.
I like Nethack.
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Re: Date yourself: The first video game you played/enjoyed
« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2013, 05:54:20 PM »
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