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john19055
04-20-07, 03:04 PM
I was thinking when I started playing PC games ,I was thinking it was when I was in my 20's ,then I got to thinking about it and the voodoo1 just came out in 1996 and I got to looking when I bought my first system to game with.It was in 1998 and I was in my mid 30's.I remember it was a
Pentium 2 266mhz and 96mhz of EDO ram with two Voodoo 2 in SLI and the voodoo 2 was 90mhz core and 100mhz of EDO ram.I remember my face when I fired up GLQuake for the first time.The video card has come a long way in just a short time with the voodoo1 running just at 50mhz on the core.

|MaguS|
04-20-07, 03:05 PM
PC gaming is far older then 11 years... I was playing games on my PC back in the late 80s.

J-Mag
04-20-07, 03:09 PM
That's not entirely true, I have been PC gaming for almost 19 years.

I even remember playing some on the Apple IIe, ahhh monochrome goodness. The apple IIe is 24 years old now.

kevJ420
04-20-07, 03:11 PM
I was thinking when I started playing PC games ,I was thinking it was when I was in my 20's ,then I got to thinking about it and the voodoo1 just came out in 1996 and I got to looking when I bought my first system to game with.It was in 1998 and I was in my mid 30's.I remember it was a
Pentium 2 266mhz and 96mhz of EDO ram with two Voodoo 2 in SLI and the voodoo 2 was 90mhz core and 100mhz of EDO ram.I remember my face when I fired up GLQuake for the first time.The video card has come a long way in just a short time with the voodoo1 running just at 50mhz on the core.

3dfx's Voodoo Graphics chipset was arguably the greatest revolution there ever was, but a ****load of PC classics came out way before that.

|MaguS|
04-20-07, 03:20 PM
That's not entirely true, I have been PC gaming for almost 19 years.

I even remember playing some on the Apple IIe, ahhh monochrome goodness. The apple IIe is 24 years old now.

Im not that old...

agentkay
04-20-07, 04:13 PM
PC gaming is far older then 11 years... I was playing games on my PC back in the late 80s.

Same here and Im even six years older than you are. PC games became quite popular in the late 80s.

J-Mag
04-20-07, 04:17 PM
Im not that old...

Thanks for reminding me... :(

:zombie_su

lduguay
04-20-07, 04:20 PM
Although not on a PC, I remember playing Star Trek Klingons on a DEC Digital PDP11/70, and that was in 1978 on a VT-52 green terminal... Then again computer games were played in the 50's also.

S.I.N
04-20-07, 04:23 PM
Way older. I remember playing Prince of Persia on a apple in the 80's.

Subtestube
04-20-07, 05:52 PM
Dunno when we got it as I was pretty young, but I've been "PC Gaming" since the Amstrad CPC 464 (6128)... must've been late 80s. So I'd be fairly confident I'm coming up on 20 years of PC gaming.

jcrox
04-20-07, 06:09 PM
Hmmmmm...had to be around 1981 that I had an Atari 800 computer that I hooked to my 13" black and white tv. I don't remember any of the game names but, i remember I had a tape drive. Sheesh, 26 years ago already.

jdspinna
04-20-07, 07:24 PM
I miss my Amiga 500 :(

nutcrackr
04-20-07, 07:24 PM
Certainly very hard to believe that's for sure :P

Thingding
04-20-07, 08:14 PM
My first experience of PC gaming was Wolf on a friends 286. God the memories! ha ha we all thought it was like photo-realistic in those days!

NaitoSan
04-20-07, 08:27 PM
I started playing games on PC when I had Apple IIgs... I believe it was ...well, damn. I can't even remember how old I was. Probably 20+ years ago.

I'm old, yes I know.

Bearclaw
04-20-07, 08:44 PM
My first PC gaming experience was on an old 386 playing Wolfenstein 3D. That game was so kickass. It still is.

LycosV
04-20-07, 09:42 PM
Wouldn't an apple IIe not count as PC gaming? At least by our modern use of "PC"

Madpistol
04-20-07, 09:52 PM
Same here and Im even six years older than you are. PC games became quite popular in the late 80s.

So did the NES... I wonder if there's a connection between these 2 things. :rolleyes:

Arioch
04-20-07, 09:57 PM
Some of my and many others list of favorite PC games includes titles out before the 3D card revolution. This includes such RPGs as the Ultima and Bard's Tale series, the Sci-Fi classics Starflight and Star Control 2, and best sellers like Civilization and the King's Quest Series.

Sgt_Pitt
04-20-07, 10:03 PM
Qbert on the commodore +4 FTW

or the old CGA 4 colour Amstrad was a pc , i cant remember any games for it, but i remember playing some games.

I also remember Test drive in EGA 16 colours for DOS that was probably 20 years ago

agentkay
04-20-07, 10:51 PM
So did the NES... I wonder if there's a connection between these 2 things. :rolleyes:

No idea except maybe that the whole industry was growing in general, just like it did once 3D graphics accelerators hit the market/industry (Voodoo1)?

"Tennis for Two" might have been the first PC game, dated 1958, but of course you cant really call an oscilloscope a PC. :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_for_Two

MustangSVT
04-20-07, 11:29 PM
I played my first games a bit before '96.

I was playing Wolf 3D as well as Prehistoric on 386's back around '93 or '94. Then went to Doom and other games.

And then, even before '93, I played games on audio tape on a Spectrum Z80. (lee63)

Amuro
04-21-07, 02:48 AM
Wing Commader II is my first PC game ever owned. If you count Apple IIe as PC, then I believe Captain Goodnight and the Islands of Fear is the game. 20+ years.

crainger
04-21-07, 07:31 AM
wtf? are u guys for srsly?

PC gamming strted n ended wif CS. u noobs.

11 years old?? I've been gaming on 'Personal Computers' since 87 and they were around a few years before I found them.

fugu_fish
04-21-07, 08:16 AM
wtf? are u guys for srsly?

PC gamming strted n ended wif CS. u noobs.

11 years old?? I've been gaming on 'Personal Computers' since 87 and they were around a few years before I found them.

I invented wife aggro back in 1984 with the purchase of an Apple IIe.
We're still together. :)