: What was your first video game and console
Just noticed we're coming up to 2600 members which made me think fondly of my first game console the Atari 2600 (which I bought after Pong.)
I then graduated to the Atari 800 computer then the Atari 800XL then the Atari ST followed by clones. The first was the 486-33 then the 486-100 and so on
I can't remember my first 2600 game though but I think my first Atari game was Star Raiders? ( I think that was what it was called)
Ahh those memories.
2003-04-28, 08:34 AM
Mine was a Coleco Vision with Donkey Kong. A friend had a 2600 and another had an Intellevision so I never bought (or rather asked for) either.
Commodore 64, and the game was Ultima I
Those were the days, 5 1/4 inch floppy, swapping 4 diskettes, and listening to it chug away.
2003-04-28, 12:29 PM
We had the Mattel Intellivision.... Great system. B-17 Bomber was a great title (with the voice add-on). "Bandits, 6 o'clock!". My parents still have that system, I believe, 20 years or so later. My mom still plays Space Armada (Space Invaders rip-off).
At my elementary school we had 3 commidor (sp) PET,
Green Monichrome Screen
(attached to CPU housing and Keyboard)
Cassette tape drive.
Favorite game - Dam Busters.
( it took 15-20min to load the game)
2003-04-28, 02:35 PM
You can also download emulators and the games for all these sytems and play them on your PC. A Google search with the console name plus emulator all in quotes should give you lots of choices.
2003-04-28, 06:16 PM
It wasn't a game console per se, but my first exposure to playing video games at home was a Commodore VIC-20 purchased in 1981 (still have it and it was working last time I checked). It had a whopping 3.5KB of RAM. My first game cartridge was "Gorf".
Previous to that,I remember playing games on the Commodore PETs and Apple IIs.
I already use Stella the Atari emulator on my laptop.
You can buy these too...
Atari in a Joystick (http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/5d39/)
Activision in a Joystick (http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/5d41/)
2003-04-29, 01:22 AM
Those are way too advanced! I had one of the Radio Shack Pong players with a light gun for shooting targets!
Of course I eventually went to the C-64, hacked in the reset switch for cartridge overriding, wired in dipswitches to my floppy drive to change the drive number back and forth at will, overrode copy protection using on-disk dissasemblers to save the heads from incredible damage trying to read damaged sectors, played with adding in programs to do various things wih the jiffy clock, wrote my own terminal emulators for the mainframe at university to allow upload/download (300bps!!), etc. Oh yeah, and tons of games - can't even remember all of them, digdug, oil's well, lemmings, donkey kong clones, rpgs, etc. Even hacked into a BBS once and sent a 'love letter' from the owner to a member of the local club.
Man what a geek - pass me another beer, Beavis!
Played some games on the IBM 360 or perhaps it was the "new" 370 at the U of T in around 1971. Can't remember if it was via APL, Fortran, PLUTO or PL1. I guess it was a "card" game since there was no "video" on the actual computer. The input was punch cards (how many nights/mornings I spent debugging my typing mistakes I'd like to forget) output was via computer paper. Games included "computer chess", various "card imitation games", simply drawing a neat design on computer paper, etc.
Played a bit with several computers in the late 70's early 80's, but bought my first real computer - a Mac in 1984 (during the first 100 day sale).
Price for the 128k Mac was $4000. I spent another $2100 in 1984 on a hard drive (Mac came with a floppy), 512k RAM and some more software.
I'm kind of glad I never got into playing video games - it'd probably take up too much of my time if I did.
2005-02-09, 08:18 PM
had the gemini first (atari 2600 knock-off), then came coleco vision (loved looping and dk games), nintendo, sega genesis (ea's nhl games and sonic were incredible, as well as earthworm jim), gameboy, playstation, dreamcast (still love this machine; soul calibur, lemans, mdk 2, res evil: code veronica, jet grind radio and so on), ps2, x-box and finally gamecube. i held out on the gamecube until res. evil 4 came out, then i had to get it.
2005-02-09, 09:28 PM
Boy do I have a long list of game systems owned. First had an Atari 2600, held on to that for some time before getting an NES, then a Turbo Grafx 16, then a Sega Genesis, then a Game Boy, Atari Lynx, Game Gear, Super NES, Sega CD, Sega Genesis 2, Sega CD 2 (these were re-designs), Sega Genesis 32X, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Virtual Boy (I know...I know), Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Gamecube, Gameboy Advance, Xbox, Gameboy Advance SP.
Sad. I'm very very sad.
2005-02-09, 09:59 PM
Again, not a "console" but my first game experience was on a http://www.parse.com/~ddunfield/museum/kaypro/index.htm KayPro II CP/M "Portable" - 30lb + portable - unit with a 9 inch green screen. Games was when you think about it essentially a mario type game where you had to climb, jump and run through screens.
Then not much really, Coleco, Sega Dreamcast in that order....
I always spent my time, money on the computer (Timex Sinclair, Apple II/II+, Tandy Color, and x86's from the start)
2005-02-09, 10:18 PM
My first was the Atari 2600. HAd to have it, pacmac, asteroids and some others with single square characters.
As soon as colleco vision came out, I bugged my mom repeatedly until she bought one for me just to shut me up.
The other game console I used to play at a friends house, which no one has mentioned, was the intellivision. Aside from complicated remotes it had great sports games.
2005-02-09, 10:25 PM
First was SEGA Master System! I killed games like Space Harrier, Hang-On and Sega Baseball.
Ninendo (10), SNES (7), Panasonic 3DO (19), Ninteno 64 (1), Game Gear (1), PlayStation (8), Dreamcast (5) and XBOX (4/7) (x2). I've sold all of them, I don't know why I didn't buy a PS2?
(# of games)
XBOX 2 for sure because of Ninja Gaiden 2/HD-DVD and PS3 because of Blu-Ray.
2005-02-09, 11:18 PM
I had a atari 400 it was a atari2600 with a keyboard :( miner 49er ,jumpman junior ,shamus, mad cobra? hurts thinking that far back
Holy resurrected thread Batman!
2005-02-10, 12:06 AM
Holy resurrected thread Batman!
i do what i can.
2005-02-10, 12:24 AM
I got an Atari 2600 in '79, with the Combat cartridge, got Sea Battle not long after that. First computer was a Timex Sinclair i put together myself in '81. Not long after that it was an Atari 130XE, then an ST, then a STe 1040, mostly into strategy and wargames. Im still into the old stuff...
2005-02-10, 01:48 AM
NES was the first, but later on I got an Atari with Frogger :D.
Anyone Remember Sega CD?