What was the first video game you remember playing?

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And I thought I'd embarass myself when I said that "Ping Pong" and "Hockey" on the old 1970's rig that my parents got for free from a door to door vaccuum salesman for listening to his sales pitch. But, I see I'm not the only guy who was around in the 70's. Then my friend was lucky enough to get an Atari for Christmas and I'm thinking we played Asteroids and Stargate first.
 
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I'm an avid gamer, but I've been trying to think of the first games I remember playing and really loved. I remember sneaking into my cousins dad's study to boot up his mac to play Monkey Island, where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? And Myst (which I wasn't very good at). If you're a gamer, what do you remember playing and why?
Electric Racer, the video game spinoff of the 2009 reboot of the 1971 Television show
 
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I'm an avid gamer, but I've been trying to think of the first games I remember playing and really loved. I remember sneaking into my cousins dad's study to boot up his mac to play Monkey Island, where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? And Myst (which I wasn't very good at). If you're a gamer, what do you remember playing and why?
My friend's dad had an original Magnavox Odyssey. You actually had to put a plastic overlay over your CRT TV screen which would inevitably be held on by static. We went over there as much as we could, but the games were kind of boring because almost everything was basically Pong.
 
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My dad had bought the first tennis game that we played through our telly, using basic joysticks to ‘bat’ the ball (very, very basic line graphics) across a net.
Literally spent hours playing this in the early 80s!
 
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Hi there. My first games were Quake III Arena and Tribes 2 around the year 2000. I love 3D games and I make my first games with 'GarageGames' Torque graphic machine in 2002 :)..
Ohh… I forgot to write 'for PC', I also tried some games on my old Commodore 64, but I can't remember the names of
 
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Jun 29, 2020
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I can still remember what exactly one of my first games were, that being Sonic Rush Adventure. Finished it years later, at least technically. Always been a Sonic fan.
 
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Started in Candlekeep venturing out into the fog to take on the Dwarves. Since then its been all a RPG experience, currently Elderscrolls online.
 
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Apr 1, 2020
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Probably Pong, Defender, or Pitfall. I played Munchman, a knockoff Pac-Man, too. We didn't have a hard drive or anything, so you'd have to code in everything each time you wanted to play it.
 
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Jul 8, 2020
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I'm a bit hazy on the first ever game I played but I bet it was the GBA. I believe it to be either Pokemon FireRed or Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
 
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When I was a kid I use to play game that comes up with a keyboard that we've to connect with Tv and then I play a game where we've to shoot birds from our gun and our dog helps us to hunt them down
 
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I mean, if I'm being honest, I think I'd have to say Oregon Trail in elementary school when they still had Apple IIs. I distinctly recall playing that a lot, which I believe was prior to getting an NES at home.

In regards to gaming at home. I had an NES before I got my first PC, so on NES, it would have to be Duck Hunt. Granted the system came with Mario Bros and Duck Hunt (with the Zapper [partial inspiration for my handle if you were wondering]) in a bundle package, but I distinctly recall playing Duck Hunt first. Then fond memories of Jaws, my fav NES game - Guerilla War, Punch-Out, Kung-Fu, Adventures at the Magic Kingdom, SMB3, just so many games it would take me a year to name them all. I'm not sure if NES games back then were significantly cheaper than the $50, now $60 (apparently moving towards $70) price tag, but my mom sure as hell went all out to make sure I had mostly every game I asked for.

As far as PC Gaming goes... Honestly I had a Packard Bell PC that had an overlay on top of Windows 95 that I don't recall what they called it, but it would make a 2008-circa Steve Jobs happy with how it was designed to replicate real-world items (ie click on a bookcase for the encyclopedia, etc). And speaking of encyclopedia, the first game I played on that PC was this game built inside Microsoft Encarta called MindMaze. I played that a whole lot and loved it a whole lot more. While I can't recall how I discovered that the "real OS" was hidden underneath that overlay, I eventually did and got into some real gaming (after also getting an upgrade with some kind of video card at some point I can't recall, might've been the first Voodoo card actually now that I'm thinking back on it).
So my first Windows 95 game was actually Spider-Man Cartoon Maker. Naturally back in '95 I was (and still am) a huge Spidey-nerd in love with the FOX Kids Animated series (which STILL holds up btw - watched on Disney+ - amazing considering the limitations placed on the writers/animators) so you can imagine what a blast I had playing that game. After that it was Die by the Sword, Monster Truck Madness, a fighting game that I think was FX Fighter, Descent, DOOM, Duke Nukem 3D. Then I got into Syndicate, Fallout, Command & Conquer, Worms, etc, So yeah, by that point I had fell in love with PC Gaming.

Not gonna lie I sometimes wish I could go back to those simpler times and be WOWed by it all. Cheers!
 
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@The Zapper I think games were more expensive back in the '90s. I remember buying boxed PC games for 50-60 USD, which by today's standards would be around 100USD. This is also one of the reasons pirating games were so popular in the '90s.
 
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^ Games back then were expensive but access to most games depended on region. Now with the advent of the digital age, we can get other versions and on sale times, killer deals!
 
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@The Zapper I think games were more expensive back in the '90s. I remember buying boxed PC games for 50-60 USD, which by today's standards would be around 100USD. This is also one of the reasons pirating games were so popular in the '90s.
Jeez, I guess my mom just really loved me. hahaha And also wanted me to stay indoors and not hang out with the kids on the block, since they were always getting in trouble. I also did my fair share of pirating once I got my own PC that was a little more gaming capable and my own phone line with 56K modem and discovered mIRC, but that was like late 90s, early 2K.
 
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This is difficult to say because I know I played Atari as a wee lad and surely I can't truly remember which game I've played first. I can say the earliest fond memories of gaming I have were playing Wizards and Warriors and Adventures of LoLo on the NES.
 
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I think... it was Super Mario 64. I still have fond memories of the game to this day. I played it at like...3-4 years old.
 

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