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Sim_8_3
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2016-05-07T01:42:20Z
Hey all I'm interested in knowing what's the first video game you remember playing even if it was in the arcades and what platform or console I'll start

Pong and it was a console dedicated to 3 games pong, breakout and I can't remember the other one lol. I also remember in the 80's throwing away a lot of quarters in the arcades playing Defender, Asteroids, Tempest and some other addictive games of the time, good thing I hard a part time job I got paid in coin tips lol :smile:

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2016-05-07T02:58:25Z
flight sim 95 which was a great flight simulator. i was 5 and would do stupid things like set my plane a 100k feet
fortunz
2016-05-07T03:00:55Z
Good topic :smile:

Hard to be completely sure, but I think it would have either been a game called wizard on the Commodore 64, or any number of games on the Intellivision. It might have been frogger or a number of other classic arcade style games. Intellivision had a fascinating controller, I remember fondly those little inserts that slid in and told you exactly what each button did for that game. No ambiguity, no need for tutorial on how play.

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2016-05-07T05:59:41Z

flight sim 95 which was a great flight simulator. i was 5 and would do stupid things like set my plane a 100k feet

That is such a trip, It was Flight Sim 3, it looked like a cartoon, I think that got me started in Flight Sims and then when 95 came out I was like ooh that's so cool, of course today is FSX and it blows 95 away, but that's interesting you should say that. I'm all about the Flight Sims :smile:

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2016-05-07T06:06:07Z

Good topic :smile:

Hard to be completely sure, but I think it would have either been a game called wizard on the Commodore 64, or any number of games on the Intellivision. It might have been frogger or a number of other classic arcade style games. Intellivision had a fascinating controller, I remember fondly those little inserts that slid in and told you exactly what each button did for that game. No ambiguity, no need for tutorial on how play.

https://upload.wikimedia...llivision-Controller.jpg  I'm guessing hotlinking to it might not be a good idea.

Blackhawk8100
2016-05-07T16:18:17Z
Pole Position on the Plug n' Play or BlackHawk Down on the OG Xbox.
Lazyguy22
2016-05-10T01:09:41Z
Old school computer floppy was my first not sure if it was a commodore 64 or not. Text based exploration game with some sweet graphics.
Blackhawk8100
2016-05-10T14:19:28Z
Oh, that reminds me, I change my answer. I played both a Dino hunting game on floppy or a flight sim on CD 😛
Blackhawk8100
2016-05-10T14:19:30Z
Oh, that reminds me, I change my answer. I played both a Dino hunting game on floppy or a flight sim on CD 😛
James@PCPosh
2016-05-14T20:10:01Z
Absolute earliest video gaming memory: some unknown Atari game. I can't remember as much about the game as I can the room in which I played it, or the TV it was connected to, but then again I'm pretty sure I was 4, so.. there's that. Pretty sure it involved dropping bombs on battleships, but that could be wrong.

Earliest detailed video gaming memory: Sonic the Hedgehog II on Sega Genesis. Also served as my introduction to cheat codes, lol.

First game to consume my life and make me obsesively take detailed notes because I didn't have a prima guide? Shenmue for the Sega Dreamcast. Somehow I'd made it through Ocarina of Time without incident. Same with Majora's Mask. But in Shenmue, every NPC had their own lives, schedules, homes, weather responses, etc... And while, by and large, the game developers did try to either point you directly to special NPCs you'd need to talk to for quests and whatnot, or they'd try to make them stand out enough that you'd go up and talk to them on your own; As a kid who'd never experience this level of Open World gaming, this was fantastic, and I remember being thrilled that everyone was so detailed, voice acted, and real feeling. Nostalgia goggles, help, because by today's standards the game doesn't really hold up, lol.

digitaldd
2016-05-17T15:05:38Z
Probably Adventure on the Atari 2600. Though i do recall having put many quarters into games like Asteroids, Dig-Dug, Mr Do, Centipede, Galaga, etc.

And I'm more of a pinball guy

Blackhawk8100
2016-05-18T11:46:38Z
Dig-Dug was the best game ever for a short time (for me anyways) xD
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2016-05-19T02:31:37Z

Dig-Dug was the best game ever for a short time (for me anyways) xD

I don't know what it was about Dig Dug, but I was hooked in the 80's on that game, I wonder if I can find it on a console or for PC?

digitaldd
2016-05-24T16:54:56Z

I don't know what it was about Dig Dug, but I was hooked in the 80's on that game, I wonder if I can find it on a console or for PC?

I saw a version on Steam not to long ago. I think it was a new release so it was featured on the new titles page..