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What was the first video game you remember playing?


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I'm an avid gamer, but I've been trying to think of the first games I remember playing and really loved. I remember sneaking into my cousins dad's study to boot up his mac to play Monkey Island, where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? And Myst (which I wasn't very good at). If you're a gamer, what do you remember playing and why?

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Pong...then Space Invaders, Asteroids. 

My jam back in the day was Galaga. Still can't pass one up and not play today.

Saved up money to buy the Atari 2600 when I was 13 or so and spent waaaay too much time on it. ;)

Played lots of Super Nintendo later on, but never owned one. I played baseball a bit in college and I remember as Freshman playing mini tournaments with the Super Nintendo baseball game with the team. Looking at the graphics now it's hard to believe we were that into it. 

I was also in college when Wolfenstein kicked off the 1st person shooter craze which led to games like Doom...which I really spent too much time playing!

Still spend time playing COD with my son even now.

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Sounds like we're about the same age, johnny...Pong was the first one I remember.  A local convenience store had a sit-down version of Space Invaders.

Tempest was one that I really liked as a tween/teen...the Gas-N-Go across the street from our high school had Pac-Man, Centipede, Tempest and Zaxxon, and I remember some pretty hotly contested after-school Tempest battles with a HS senior (I was in the 8th grade).  I used to leave the house early on occasion to get a game in before catching the bus to middle school.

The lone arcade in town used to give two free tokens for every "A" on your report card and one for a "B".

Thanks for the topic, OP...haven't thought about this in a long while.

 

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Glad to see some retro places come back in style. There have been in recent years some full blown combo arcades with video games and pinball, combined with beer, food and other games like cornhole, etc... Sometimes the video games are free and the pinball games use tokens (usually $1, games take 1-2 tokens). Good times.

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Like Jonny & Slag....  I had Atari 800 & 2600, Sega Genesis, NES, Super NE, Nintendo 64, Wii, PS, PS2, PS3, & now currently still on the PS4.

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