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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 12:17 AM
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reply to post by SaturnFX
 


Well yeah, Space Invaders goes without saying...


I was trying to remember the name of that game where you try to make as many cubes as possible. Qwix or something?

I loved that one too.

ETA: Qix I have no idea why I liked it so much.
edit on 30/12/2010 by kosmicjack because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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Some of the oldest games I remember playing:

* A game I wrote myself, on the Timex Sinclair 1000. It was similar to the game "breakout". There were 3 layers of "bricks" that you fired at, and if you could time it right and blast all the way through, you got a point. I worked on this game for days on end, and had to find ways to optimize it because I ran out of memory. I had no tape drive or any way to save it, and my sister accidentally unplugged it and I lost all of my work. I cried.

* Pong on the Atari.

* C64 games. The oldest favorite was Choplifter, which came out in 82 I think. There were older ones but they sucked badly enough that I don't remember them.

First IBM games:
* gorilla.bas - just a program written in basic where you had to input speed and trajectory to throw a bananna.
* Sopwith.com - Sopwith Camel, an awesome game where you flew a plane that fired a machine gun and dropped bombs. You had to take out enemy planes and bomb fuel depots.

I remember the first IBM game I played that had "SoundBlaster" support was "Commander Keen", "Jill of The Jungle", and the infamous "Wolf 3D", which is an awesome game that is still played today via emulators.

Ah, I could probably talk for hours just about C64 stuff
Damn I feel so old now.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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Duck Hunt on the NES!!!
It was my uncle's, who was more like an older brother, he always would tell me i was too little to play! I would sneak and play while he was gone anyway! This was the start of the video game addicted guy u have before u today.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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It's a close one between Captain Power and Galaxian 2 portable handheld game by Entex



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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Bump and Jump, Zelda, Pitfall, Galaga

NES ftw!



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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Pong. And I was amazed at the fantastic technology.


Pong was played, for 25 cents a game. And the game was built into bar tables. That's right. I could spill my drink, drop the ashes from my cigarette and the game went on. I recall one time when I wasn't acting right and I actually tried to smash the table top with a beer bottle, because the guy I was playing against was way better than me. The game kept playing, the guy kept scoring and I was "escorted" outside by two really big guys who never let my feet touch the ground until I rolled out of the way of a car. Prior to the car arriving I was just enjoying laying in the soft mud of the parking lot with a warm summer rain pouring over me. All of this, from just a simple game of Pong.


hmph. And I was the guy who put his quarter into the slot.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 12:52 AM
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The earliest game i remember playing was probably Super Mario, I was around 6 years old when i started playing videos game. I can still remember how i bothered my dad into getting me a Nintendo, but I've been loving videos games ever since.
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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 01:36 AM
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Need for Speed on my dads original playstation...god those were the days....

And at home on my soon to be step dads playstation, this kinda, futuristic/scifi game, i guess set in tokyo, between two gangs i believe. I remember it was rated M, and so id play it when the guy was gone, and i never really got anywhere, i was too young to appreciate the game, so i just messed around...never got anywhere, i started on this platform every time, and had to run to this room and remove the bomb from this guys chest, and if you didnt, you got reset, thats all i remember about that game though...



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 01:45 AM
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Me too. Then space invaders, the original



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 02:01 AM
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Have to add Sonic Hedgegog 2 to my list i remember playing that game and still finding it exciting, ity it didnt save and you would have to work your way up each time. I could never kill the last boss used to drive me nuts!



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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My first game was Pong, which my brother and I thought was great, till I got an atatri 2600 that came with space invaders and combat, from then till now I have been a big fan of games and will be well into my old age, (which will be anyday now) Im a fan of rpg games which seem to be dieing out now, and been replaced with FPS games but I still have no complaints as long as I have a high body count



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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Pong. I was six, and it wasn't pinball. I felt warm and tingly as my Dad pumped quarters into the table top machine, as he pounded shots of Seagrams... He always said "Let's go to the playground" and I was like 12 before I realized that "The Playground" was the name of his favorite bar.

But it was worth it because he bought me one of the earliest home pong games that hit the market. Mmmmm little bouncing white ball and little white paddles that move... it's like black magic. The kind that only a human sacrifice could muster.

So, basically 1972 was a good year, and also the root cause of most of my visits to my therapist. But I'll always have happy memories of me and my best friend "Pong".

~Heff
edit on 12/30/10 by Hefficide because: typo



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 04:00 AM
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The earliest videogame i remember i was playing was Frogger on my uncles Commodore 64.
I dont remember how old i was but it must have been more than 20 years ago or something like that.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 05:11 AM
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i have an early memory sitting around a computer (a 486 or earlier..1 something it was) and seeing need for speed on it and some programming of some sort. Was a big deal then but I couldnt figure why or what was great about it. It wasnt a commodore 64 either but it was ancient circa 92-3?



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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92-93 would probably have been some variety of a 486DX2 - between 15 and 33 Mhz.

I had one and I got it for the low-ball, awesome price of roughly $3,000 for the whole system!


~Heff



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
Pong!!!


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Lol

That was my first too.

Now I simply must get my daily quota of killing aliens in gears of war et al.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 05:53 AM
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C64 M.U.L.E.

Still play it against others online today.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:04 AM
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What was before it? I cant imagine this person spending that much on it or more so his dad buying it for him



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:15 AM
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Before that would have been the 386DX and the 386SL, respectively - though there were many variations on the market... such as the Commodore 64, the TRS 80, etc. All of these supported video games to one extent or another. The cheaper systems used televisions for display, but had comparable game graphics to the more expensive systems.

~Heff



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:19 AM
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Man, i remember 5"14 floppies with that name.

I don't think I played it, but still played today you say?

Man the author must be chuffed to bits!!!





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