Poll: How long have you been playing video games?

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  1. ben hunt

    ben hunt Stunt Coordinator

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    Since 1975. I was 5 years old...my dad had one of those systems where you put the template on the screen and you could play pong.

    After that I got an Atari 2600.

    Funny thing is, my grandfather who is 88, plays 2 rounds of golf (one of the EA Sports titles I think) every night.

    It must be in my blood.
     
  2. Oscar_R

    Oscar_R Second Unit

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    first "console" was a Sears version of Pong when i was......3?4? Moved on to Atari 2600 and Atari computer, can't rememeber the version. Colecovision.

    then began the slippery slope of the NES. From that point on I've owned all consoles released. Except for the 3D0 and other assorted weird ones, ie. NEC
     
  3. Dean DeMass

    Dean DeMass Screenwriter

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    Started at about the age of 5 with Pong. 22 years later, I am still playing. [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
  4. ChrisV

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    Started around 5 or 6 years old, so I guess I've been playing for 22 years or so.

    Didn't have a lot of systems when I was young (no money), had a 2600, an NES, missed the next generation, but the PlayStation got me back into console gaming. Now I've got a DC, PS2 and Xbox, and am thoroughly enjoying the resurgence of gaming.
     
  5. Robert Ma

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    Chalk me up as one who started with Pong. Below is the major platform changes for me:

    Pong
    Commodore Vic 20
    Atari 2600
    Intellivision
    Colecovision
    IBM XT (8086)
    Commodore 64 (one of the best gaming times)
    486 sx 25mhz
    Amiga (one of the best gaming times)
    Pentium class cpu gaming (My gaming lull began)
    XBOX (Ahh, halo and the return to good gaming)
    PS2 (Got if for GTA3 and MOH, not impressed)

    I can't wait for XBox Live
     
  6. Ricky Hustle

    Ricky Hustle Supporting Actor

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    Can't remember the age, but I was young. Here's the platforms I've owned:
    Pong
    Atari 2600 (ah, Adventure!)
    Intellivision
    Apple IIC
    IBM 386
    IBM 486 DX2
    Sega Genesis
    Sega CD
    Turbo-FX (I think that's what it was called)
    Intel Pentium 200
    Intel Pentium III 500
    X-Box
    Intel Pentim IV 1.7 GHz
    I may have missed one or two. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    Started out at the tender age of two with a 2600 that my dad had. Didn't really know what I was doing but I remember the feel of the stick. When the NES went on its trial run we got one, it was great. My father and I played games together up until the PS/Saturn, he said the games got to complicated for him. Everyone once in a while when he comes over we pull out the Genesis and play some of our favorite games like Joe Montana Sports Talk Football 93 and Desert Strike(his favorite game).
     
  8. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    My brother got the NES for his birthday the year it came out, and I was born in October of 1985 (I was actually born 20 days after his birthday). So I've been playing videogames ever since I was able to.
     
  9. Joseph Young

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  10. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    I got a nes at age 5 for christmas, with only mario/duckhunt, beat mario brothers in two days [​IMG]
     
  11. KyleS

    KyleS Screenwriter

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    Started out with

    Original Pong Console
    Apple IIgs (conan, pong like game, etc)
    Nintendo (all down hill from here)
    Sega Genesis
    PC Pentium 120
    PC Pentium 200
    PC Pentium II 400
    Nintendo 64
    PC Pentium III 667eb Dual processor
    PC Pentium III 800eb
    PC Pentium 4 1.7ghz
    PC Pentium 4 2.4ghz

    Other then that I remember playing about all of the systems at least once over at friends houses, etc.

    Although not too popular some real fun was my friends Amiga running Space Ace and Dragons Layer. We would sit there all day and see who would mess up and die first. Great games.

    KyleS
     
  12. Todd Schnell

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    Since the original Pong console for me too.
    Aside from mucho arcade gamming.

    I owned.

    Pong
    Atari 2600 (still own)
    NES (still own)
    Genesis (still own)
    Sega CD (still own)
    Super Nes (still own)
    Turbo Graf-X + Cd
    Turbo Express (still own & the best hand held ever imo)
    Game Boy, Color, & Advance (still own)
    PC (still own of course)
    Neo-Geo
    3DO
    Saturn (still own)
    PSX (still own)
    N64 (still own)
    Dreamcast (still own)
    PS2 (still own)
    GCN (still own)
    X-Box (still own)

    Damn thats a lot of cash spent on gamming.

    Todd
     
  13. John Bryant

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    I guess since I was about 5 or 6, so 1984 or 85. So roughly about 18 years.

    Consoles owned:

    Atari 2600 (still own)
    NES (still own)
    Super Nes (still own)
    Game Boy, Pocket, & Advance (still own)
    PC (still own)
    PSX (still own)
    N64 (still own)
    Dreamcast (still own)
    PS2 (still own)
    GCN (still own)
    X-Box (still own)
     
  14. Eric Samonte

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    My father got us, 5 sons of his, a do-it-urself pong machine....must have been like 1976 or something. All 5 of us have been hooked since then.
     
  15. Rob Lutter

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    I was probably 3 or 4.
    Platforms I have owned:
    Atari 2600 (ah, Pitfall)
    NES
    Gameboy
    SNES
    Sega Genesis
    Sega CD (I am still bitter about this one [​IMG] )
    Nintendo 64
    Nintendo Gameboy Advance
    Nintendo GameCube
    Microsoft XBOX
    I still own all of them except SNES, which I gave to my little cousin (I figured he could get more use out of the GREAT games for that system). I will get it back when he grows up enough to buy a system of his own [​IMG]
    Computers I have owned:
    IBM 486
    IBM Pentium 133
    Dell Latitude Laptop (Pentium 166 MMX) (hand me down from dad... still chugs today [​IMG] )
    Dell T500 (Pentium 3 500mhz)
    Lutter-soft AthlonXP 2000+ 1.67 gHz (built by me! [​IMG] )
     
  16. Derrik Draven

    Derrik Draven Supporting Actor

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    Real Name:
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    Pong
    Atari
    Apple II+
    Amiga 500
    Atari Lynx (2 units)
    Amiga 3000
    3DO
    Playstation
    Pentium II 300
    Dreamcast
    PS2
    XBox

    I have to say IMHO, the XBox is the best console I've used and the Amiga's are the best PC's.
     
  17. Travis Kolesar

    Travis Kolesar Second Unit

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    Pong
    Intellivision
    Sega
    Sega Game Gear
    Playstation
    Dreamcast
    Game Boy Advanced
    XBox
    Atari Jaguar
    PS2

    Computers
    Apple IIe
    Commodore 64
    086 PC
    486 DX2 66
    AMD K6 200
    Athlon 550

    Some of my earliest memories are of playing arcade games around age 5, about 24 years ago.....
     
  18. Andre F

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    I started off with Pong as well...
    -Andre F
     
  19. Greg Haynes

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    Pretty long time, probably 18yrs now. I still remember playing all the games.
    River Raid for Atari2600 Rocked [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. Calvin Watts III

    Calvin Watts III Supporting Actor

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    1977, with Pong, & then Combat.
    Then the Atari 2600 & Intellivision, & the rest, as they say, is history!

    Calvin
     

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