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Old 07-15-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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What was the first video game you played?

Basically this follows the same premise as "What was your first RPG?". The first video game I played was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (The Adventure Game). I had someone help me play it, of course, on a side note I've been addicted to adventure games ever since.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
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Pac-Man! in a pizza place I used to go to when I was a kid.

My first console game was Super Mario Brothers


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Old 07-15-2008, 09:54 PM   #3
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My first real game was Age of Empires, I think.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:39 PM   #4
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The original video game: Pong


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Old 07-16-2008, 12:38 AM   #5
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The original video game: Pong
Yup... mine too.

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You young ins are sooooooo spoiled by games nowadays! We Pong players are the real hard-core gamers.


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Old 07-16-2008, 02:09 AM   #7
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:11 AM   #8
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It was either Warlords Battlecry or Duke Nukem 3D, when I was very very young.


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Old 07-16-2008, 02:14 AM   #9
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:16 AM   #10
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Most probably Tetris on a cheap handheld. Then I had a Taiwanese NES-clone, and I think the first game I played on it was either Baseball or Super Mario Bros. On the PC, it was Road Rash at a friend's place. On my own, it was Minesweeper.

Don't remember any arcade or other games played while out, though. Most likely never picked up their names anyways.


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Old 07-16-2008, 04:08 AM   #11
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I've been playing video games since pretty much before I could walk, so I really have no idea. My first guesses would be either Jurassic Park or Space Invaders - NES and GameBoy, respectively.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:21 AM   #12
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:26 AM   #13
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Do those little hand held beepy things count where you have to do the same thing over and over? I think my first one might have been a Captain Scarlet version where you're shooting the Mysterons.

If were talking actual PC games, there was a football one which came with my first computer. But me and football...

I think the first game I can remember being proud of was Tie Fighter.

...Which even after mentioning I'm feeling all nostalgic and thinking about digging up from under the bed. How do you use MS-DOS on Vista?


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Old 07-16-2008, 09:00 AM   #14
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Basically this follows the same premise as "What was your first RPG?". The first video game I played was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (The Adventure Game). I had someone help me play it, of course, on a side note I've been addicted to adventure games ever since.
Don't remember which one was actually first, but a few of the earlier ones were MacPong, Lode Runner, Mouse Stampede and some flight simulator I don't remember the name of (probably MS Fight Sim). I played those on a Macintosh Plus around 1986 I think. Excellent graphics on that 9 inch screen capable of showing black or white only.


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Old 07-16-2008, 09:20 AM   #15
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My first video game was a collection of DOS games for kids; in one of them (the only one I can still remember) you had to guide a frog's one-pixel tongue through a maze to catch a fly. After that, my first real PC games were all Learning Company games.

The first console game I ever played would be Diddy Kong Racing for the N64 at my friend's house. Then I eventually got an N64 for Christmas, and the first console game I ever owned was Super Mario 64, followed closely by Super Smash Bros.

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Old 07-16-2008, 10:38 AM   #16
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First video game period? Probably an arcade game somewhere that I'd never remember. First one I can remember is Mario Brothers. First computer game was probably Oregon Trail. First computer game I owned was Dark Forces.

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Old 07-16-2008, 10:54 AM   #17
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X-Wing...

Who doesn't love that game? (Sure, Wing Commander is better, but X-Wing's... X-Wing)

And.... I really can't remember, I was like 3 when I was playing that!
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:21 PM   #18
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It was actually pong for the Atari. My friend had one and we played all the time. Yes, I'm old.

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:25 PM   #19
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First computer game was probably Oregon Trail.

Heh, I remember that game. I think it came with the first computer that my family got. At first I hated the game because my person died.



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Old 07-16-2008, 12:31 PM   #20
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:51 PM   #21
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Some racing game on my old computer but I can't remember the name of it. The first game that I remember and know it name is Supermario 64.


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Old 07-16-2008, 03:50 PM   #22
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:21 PM   #23
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My very first game was Space Invaders on a Mac. Aaah, good times. My dad would play it when he took breaks from working.

The first one I bought I also remember. I had played an awsome game called Star Wars Battlefront II at the house of a relative of a freind who was much older than we are (the relative, not freind). We thought it was great and took every oppotunity to play it. One day later, while shopping at Target with the family, I walked through the PC games isle due to all the flashiness (I think maybe I though they'd have those handhelds attatched to the glass cabinets like in those self-serving console isles). Lo and beheld, there was a box title Star Wars Battlefront II.... FOR THE COMPUTER!!! I smashed against the opposite wall in shock (luckily causing no damage, or my gaming days wouldn't have gotten far. I had barely enough money as it was). *blinked. Thought for a minute*. (In stunned tones): I could... I could OWN THAT!?! The rest, is history. I still have that game, of course, and play it. And have enough mods so as to heavily burden my poor system.


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Old 07-20-2008, 09:40 PM   #24
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Legend of zelda: occorina of time was the first game i remember playing.
i member' when i was four or so my brother got an N64 for christmas and LoZ. After he was done playing it, I decided I wanted to play video games. I got past the first dungen and then I stopped playing for a year. Still have the original file on the cartridge X'D

I think I was quite good for a four year old. -shruggs-



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Old 07-20-2008, 09:50 PM   #25
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This is a good thread question. I've been playing video games since around the time I started keeping my memories so remembering the first video game I've ever played would be impossible.

I do remember having an Odyssey as a child and later a ColecoVision and some of my favorite games were Pit Fall, Donkey Kong, Miner 2000-49er, and other titles I can't think of at the moment.


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It was actually pong for the Atari. My friend had one and we played all the time. Yes, I'm old.
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Hmm, my first video game played ever. Probably Super Mario Brothers on the N64. Years later, my older brother gave me his PS1, and played a whole bunch of games on that. Jedi Power Battles, Driver, Bowling, ect. Very fun. Then the PS2 came out, and we got it for Christmas one year. Even more fun, with better graphics too. Eventually I bought myself a GameCube, which was a waste of money & I need to sell it soon, and for my birthday one year I got an Xbox. Had that since. Hopefully I will get an Xbox 360 soon.

The story of my gaming life. :/

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Hmm, my first video game played ever. Probably Super Mario Brothers on the N64. Years later, my older brother gave me his PS1, and played a whole bunch of games on that. Jedi Power Battles, Driver, Bowling, ect. Very fun. Then the PS2 came out, and we got it for Christmas one year. Even more fun, with better graphics too. Eventually I bought myself a GameCube, which was a waste of money & I need to sell it soon, and for my birthday one year I got an Xbox. Had that since. Hopefully I will get an Xbox 360 soon.

The story of my gaming life. :/
our 360 broke D:
one day i was playing it and a red light started flashing. my bro got pissed because it was technicly his.
then our xbox broke somehow when i was playing it. we bought a new one, although i'm afraid to get near it.

i suppose i have the effect of death on microsoft. :/


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our 360 broke D:
one day i was playing it and a red light started flashing. my bro got pissed because it was technicly his.
then our xbox broke somehow when i was playing it. we bought a new one, although i'm afraid to get near it.

i suppose i have the effect of death on microsoft. :/
hehe.

I have played it at a couple of friends houses, and they keep telling me to get one. One day I will get one. It is nearly inevitable...

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Old 07-20-2008, 11:45 PM   #29
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If you wanna be technical, it was one of those mini Pac-Man handhelds from like the late 80s/early 90s. It was like a mini pac-man cabinet. Can't remember a whole lot about it. I was pretty young and it was my cousin's.

The first game I really played would be the Mario Bros/Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet combo cartridge for the NES.
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I think that my first game was either Mario or Tetris. My, how the times have changed.
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Now, this is a tough one. I'm not entirely sure, but I think it was either The Lost Vikings, or Wolfenstein 3D.

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Have played videogames as long as i remember, and really have no idea what the first i played was. But the first PC title i have clear memorys of that i played when i was very young was Wolfenstein 3D, but i know i had played other games before that
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First game I ever played was at my baby sitter's about thirteen years ago. I could've played Mario, I could've played Sonic but no... I played Super Metroid.
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http://www.pong-story.com/intro.htm

My first game was of course Pong (called "Tennis", "Hockey", and "Squash" but really just pong variants), and it was played at a friends' house who had a bright yellow Magnavox Odyssey 300 system.

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a bright yellow Magnavox Odyssey 300 system.
I had one of those until my stepbrother broke it. Then we had a pong/sheet shooting game system. However my favorite early game was:


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Excellent graphics on that 9 inch screen capable of showing black or white only.
Visually stunning. I remember MS Flight Sim having just the outline of buildings, the ground and other planes and still it took every bit of computing power my little IBM could produce. I think the office coffeemaker today has more computing power than that PC had, I know my cell phone does.


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^ You earn one Magic Atari 2600 Adventure Dot for that, mimartin.


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I had one of those until my stepbrother broke it...

*pic snip*
Used to have one of those a long time ago too. Forgot about it till I saw your pic. Really had a way of focusing one's attention...


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The first game I played with any seriousness (odd word to use, I know) was the Space Invaders remake for the Playstation 1. It took me and my brother years to discover the extra levels.


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