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

By Jos ยท 125 replies
May 21, 2010
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  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,309

    Jet Set Willy on the sinclair speccy (rubber key version)
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,415   +145

    Starcraft; on computer of course.
  4. ping pong on the first console :D
  5. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    Pong ....Atari, 1975 I think. we played it on our huge 25" Curtis Mathis.....now that was console gaming!

    I think it was the following year they came out with 'Breakout' It had three colors.
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  7. Command and Conquer, the original on PC. I will always remember that game.
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

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

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +518

    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.
  10. DarkCobra

    DarkCobra TS Rookie Posts: 79

    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!
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis :)
  12. Reloader2

    Reloader2 TS Rookie Posts: 64

    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 :)
  13. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    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...
  14. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 648   +58

    I can't remember the first game i played but it was definitely on the Intellivison.
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    was it 'astro smash' by chance?
  16. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 648   +58

    Yes that was one of them :)
  17. steffinwolf

    steffinwolf TS Rookie

    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).
  18. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    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.
  19. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    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).
  20. twojpodlysyn

    twojpodlysyn TS Member

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

    eafshar TS Enthusiast Posts: 81   +18

    pong.. and then MARIO!
  22. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 575   +73

    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....
  23. Obakemono

    Obakemono TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Buck Rodgers on Adam computer. Then Atari 2600, then my first computer was the Commodor 64
  24. myrmidonks

    myrmidonks TS Rookie Posts: 48

    pokemon game boy color
  25. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Evangelist Posts: 413   +121

    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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