What’s the very first video game you EVER played? (arcade included)

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  1. Sev_Erouston

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    Obviously, a lot of the older gamers will say Pong, but it’s fun to put things into perspective and see which games were “firsts” for gamers across the board.
     
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    Cant remember for the life of me if it was space invaders or asteroids. Probably could havebought the machine for as much as i spent on playing them.[​IMG]
     
  3. Terry Watkins

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    I can't remember which game I played first, but I remember that the Intelivision (SP?) was the first one bought for me and I LOVED it. Had really great games and wish I still had one that worked.
     
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    First I can remember is either Tetris or DuckTales for NES.
     
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    Pitfall on the 2600.
     
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    Very first one would be Pong....my dad got us a kit, toiled over it for a few days then we were hitting our trusty B&W TV for hours on end.......How's that for an aging gamer?
     
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    I can't remember the name but it was a vertically scrolling racing game for Intellivision, followed by Beauty & the Beast, a Donkey Kong clone for the same system.
     
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    My uncle had a coin-op Pong game in his house for a while right after it came out (he worked at a movie theater). That was the first video game I played.

    The first game I played in an arcade was Space Wars, which was a great vector graphics game with customizable settings like gravity, inertia, etc.
     
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    "Space War" at the local Happy Joe's Pizza Place.
     
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    I really have no idea but it was probably Duckhunt or one of the early EA basketball games for NES.
     
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    It was either Mario Bros. or Duck Hunt for the NES, probably the former - they came on one cartridge with the system.
     
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    I still have my Super Mario Bros./Track and Field/Duck Hunt multi-cart for NES. The lightgun is upstairs with the NES, but I dunno where the track and field running pad is. I should find that...
     
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    It's so far back in my past that I can barely remember, but I'm going to presume it was the first game we had for our very first console, the brilliant Intellivision system.
    Which would mean it was Astrosmash. My bro was a fiend at this game.
    For those of you who like the history, the Intellivision Lives! website has a great history of the development of a number of games and is well worth a read. The story of the creation of an in-house X-rated version of Astrosmash is hilarious...
     
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    Probably some 2600 game, Missile Command, Defender, Pole Position, Pitfall and others I remember playing when I was about 4 or 5 but I have no idea what my first game was. My mom bought me some Sesame Street Atari games too but I honestly can't remember if those were the first games I played or not.
     
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    My first was the Magnavox Odyssey system. You hooked it up to RF (going through a UHF/VHF converter!), and then selected one of eight (?) games on a slide toggle.

    All were variations on Pong.

    -j
     
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    First was pong on a B&W, first arcade I remember liking was "Missle Command" ( I think thats what it was called with the big ball you moved the line and fired missles under the missles coming down) I remember a game called "Tempest" eating a crapload of my quarters in High School, another was "Asteroids"
     
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    Pong back in the 70's. Been hooked ever since.
     
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    Pong...at home!
     
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    Pong at home on the nice looking wood grain console with the swivel controller knobs. Then Pole Position, SMB/Duck hunt on the NES, then back to the 2600 for some Pitfall.

    What really did it for me though was Final Fight at the arcade. That was just pure fun!
     

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