Weekend Open Forum: What's the first video game you ever played, and on what platform?

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Command and Conquer, the original on PC. I will always remember that game.


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given I was a 5yo kid when I started playing games, I seriously can't remember the name of the game or the console....


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Space Invaders in the arcade - I was just a little kid and my mom took me out. I guess when she saw my eyes light up she couldn't resist letting me play.


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Pong . . . on a large commercial arcade machine at Columbia University in the mid-70's. Then all the space games on the Atari home machines in the early 80's, and up to my oldie but goodie UBISoft favorite "POD" (early 90's) which I wish they would refresh and reissue!


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Diablo II. Wow that was a game I remember (Yes I am of the newer generation.... 14 years old). Almost feel like playing it again :)


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I remember wanting the Magnavox Odyssey game (basically pong) but my parents wouldn't get me one. In the arcade, some of the games weren't really video games but the first video ones I seem to remember are Asteroids,a tank game, a robot chasing you game (can't remember the titles). My first personal game machine was the Atari 2600, I had a ton of games and our house became the hang out spot. I even had a BASIC cartridge for the 2600. I guess that was a sign of going into IT. The great memories...
Pong on the Atari 2600 Console that connected to a TV, about 1975? The company I worked for had made a vibration test fixture for the console. Groovy!

Next was Dungeons and Dragons on the company's first Heathkit Computer "Workstation" about 1982? Our soon-to-be IT guy built it himself.

In both cases it was monchrome (white on black screen).


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It was Space Invaders. It was a computer of some sort. I used an audio tape to play the game, and they keyboard/computer had a rainbow on it. I was about five so I don't remember much.


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A Super Mario Brothers on the C-64. It was actually the Great Giana Sisters but with some sprite changes to make it look like Super Mario Brothers (which is funny as the Great Giana Sisters was a Super Mario clone).


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My first was "Dizzy" and "Contra" on Pegasus Console. Then "Big Nose" seriers and "Tanks", after 1998 I play Transport Tycoon Deluxe on PC.


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Mega Man 2 on the NES...easiest Mega Man game I ever played, but not the last ; )
And yes both the console and game both still work. gee, I wonder if any of the consoles I bought in the past few years will last that long....


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We had a Pong clone that we played on our 25" Zenith console TV, around 77-78. My cousins had some sort of triangular cartridge-based console that we played with a lot, then we got an Atari 2600 in 81. Activision rocked back then! River Raid and StarMaster sucked down my time and my grades.
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