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

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nestorius

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Space Invaders on the Trash 80 model 1 during 1975,76 but I also dearly loved Adventure, Hunt the Wampus and Hammurabi. Those were the days. My monitor was an old TV set with the video output from the computer kluged into the video in of the B&W 12" TV. I think the mass storage was a Radio Shack tape recorder with a slight modification that allowed me to save and load programs. The computer had 64K of dynamic RAM to execute the programs that were written in Basic.
 

Relic

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First game I ever played was Super Mario Brothers at a friends house and it was awesome. First game I owned was Tetris when I got a Gameboy which I still have. I always messed around with computers since my parents owned one but my real interests started with some fighter jet simulator, and eventually took off when I discovered an RTS called C&C =D, and haven't turned back since.
 

arkantos

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Super Mario 3 on Family Computer triggered me into gaming. But it was Game N' Watch with the Fireman-like kind of game that I first played.
 
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The FIRST video game I played was PONG in a pizza parlor in 1977. We thought it was the coolest thing in the world (what did we know....I was only 16 at the time).
 
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Super Mario Brothers on SNES, i guess after that, Mortal Kombat 2 on the SEGA Genesis...
 
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Pong on a Coleco Telstar, I think they called it Tennis, back in 1976. Later I played Space Invaders and Asteroids at a local bowling alley, before moving up to a Magnavox Odyssey2 (around 1980?) and playing sports games like Football and Baseball. Ah, the good old days...
 

ucould2

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Hangman program that I had to write (code) to execute...then PONG next ( was so much easier to play with friends who couldn't, do code! ) on Commodore 64 with tape back-up. Out Run (driving game) Missile Command, Battle Zone, Mr Dig, Meteors \ Asteroids, on a "FOX machine" ( AMSTRAD copy ) a 3 inch floppy made Game Loading "simply futuristic". Gauntlet and Parsec when the mono-chrome screen got upgraded. My paper route "wage" spent when I started playing the arcade games eg. Speed Freak http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racing_video_game#Arcade_racing_games_timeline. And stopped playing Arcade Style games when Frogger- rip off came out and my "Game and Watch" replaced the spend spend spend :)
 

arkantos

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Super Mario 3 on Family Computer triggered me into gaming. But it was Game N' Watch with the Fireman-like kind of game that I first played.
 
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C-64 - It was probably Spy vs. Spy, Archon, Aztec Challenge, Boulder Dash, Pole Position, or Spy Hunter. I remember being so frustrated using the one button joystick that never seemed to move quick enough.
 
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Played Pong in 1973, It was a video game and console all in one. Very bacis but it was a video game
 

Julio Franco

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Hard to recall the exact game that was my first but I remember my first console, the Atari XL800 that used cartridges. I remember playing Pacman, Defender, Missile Command, Spy vs Spy, Karate, Enduro, among others.
 

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Wendig0

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Oh wow... It must have been ping pong back in the early 80's, on an old atari that is still up un my attic. My most memorable gaming was at the arcade, playing Joust.
 

Wendig0

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Wendig0 said:
Oh wow... It must have been ping pong back in the early 80's, on an old atari that is still up un my attic. My most memorable gaming was at the arcade, playing Joust.
I meant "Pong". It's been a while :)
 

Richy2k9

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hello ...

was way too long ago LOL ...

it was in the late 80s, i don't remember the titles, i started with those handhelds, then had an Atari 2600 with 100s of games built-in.

Yeah to the 1 that said Diablo II, i bow to your great taste LOL ;) ...

I'm still playing it & need to find time to finish it (with LOD)

cheers!
 
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pole position from the atari console back in the 80s. wasnt even 10 back then ><
 
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ahh yes... wolfenstein. the good old days with the good old graphics ;) wish i could go back to my youth play it on my old pc again *sigh*
 

chaboi390

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My First game was a wonderful RTS and FPS game in one, i might check on that, any ways, my first game was "Machines Wired For War". And what an Enjoyment that was,

Only if that game was recreated again, because win7 or vista can not support it anymore :( , But still, it logged my lots of hrs in my youth !!! :)
 

Per Hansson

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Out Run on the Commodore 64 loaded by tape was probably one of the first, but it's difficult to remember :)
Later on I had a Sega 8-bit system which I played amongst others Alex Kidd in Miracle World on
 
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