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-1979 14 14.89%
1980-1983 14 14.89%
1984-1987 21 22.34%
1988-1991 23 24.47%
1992-1995 13 13.83%
1996-1999 7 7.45%
2000-2003 1 1.06%
2003- 1 1.06%
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Old 10-13-05, 08:38 PM   #1
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Yes, yet another poll.

When did you play your first game on personal computer/games system? What game was it and on what platform was it running? Any memories you'd like to share?

Blame thread Do You Invert Your Mouse Controls In FPS Games? for this poll, not me!-)

Anyway, I think the first game I played was either Jupiter Lander or Garden Wars on VIC-20, both in 1983. (Screenshots available at http://www.evg2000.com/html/Commodore_Vic_20.htm.) I was three at the time, and it didn't take too long until I started typing in programs from maganizes at the age of three. Two years later I learnt to read and write in my mother tongue. My mother still has those "programs" I wrote on piece of paper when I was four. Oh those were the times... :-)
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Old 10-13-05, 08:43 PM   #2
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pong, tanks, ET (wtf is going on in that game? LOL), pole position, etc. were my first gaming recollections on the atari.

the gaming paddle rocked for pong!
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Old 10-13-05, 08:43 PM   #3
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Hmm, can't remember the game, but I was playing the Atari when I was 4 years old in 1981.
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the gaming paddle rocked for pong!
I tried paddles for the first time with some four-games-in-one (soccer, ice hockey, tennis and squash = Pong) tv-game system. Later I got paddles for my C-64, but I didn't have any game to support them. At that point writing and playing my very own Pong wasn't very exciting anymore.
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Hello all, first message here, thought this would be a good one to start..

The first one I played was in 1978, the Fairchild Channel F http://www.classicgaming.com/museum/channelf/ has the history of it. Second was a TI99/4A
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I parents bought an SNES in 1991 for my (at that time teenage) brothers, but I was the one who took up on it. We got the system/super mario world combo. From that point on video games was my whole life.

My first PC game was Half Life back in 1998.
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I got hooked on Atari in about 1990
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Wing Commander 1, I think (but don´t exactly remember) it was 1988 or was it 1990? I´ve had a Commodore Amiga, Atari and grey-boxed NES before my first PC but those were my last consoles ever since I discovered how cool PC games were.
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Oct, 1992. First PC owned was a Gateway 2000 486 DX2 50 w/ 8 MB RAM and ATI Mach 32 VGA.

Beening playing consoles games since 1986, however.

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Forgot about the Apple II E, so now it was 1984.
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My parents had a Commodore 64 and Intellivision back when I was very young, so those were my first videogame experiences. That was over 20 years ago, and surprisingly video games are still holding my interest (as they probably will for another 20 years )
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Prince of Persia and Test Drive ftw!.
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Way back when I was in like kindergarden ... it was that bannana throwing game with the monkey's in DOS. That was for computer ... my first console system was Nintendo.
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