What was the first video game you remember playing?

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Second, maybe. Wasn't the PC Engine first? Known as TurboGrafx-16 in US, where it flopped.
Yeah, I guess technically you're right. In the US, it came out the exact same month as the Genesis, but in Japan, it came out a year earlier than the Genesis. But you're right about it flopping here. The reason I didn't think about it is because when it was relevant, I had never even heard of it. I've never seen one with my eyes my whole life.

But I still think it's crazy that Nintendo didn't come out with the SNES until 2 years later. They were still mopping the floor with the 8-bit NES, and they didn't need to release anything new for a while. But "Sega does what Nintendon't" :D
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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?
Halo: Combat Evolved on the Xbox. I remember because we got it along with the new xbox, which was very large and heavy (to child me).
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If we are talking about PC games then it was Rogue in 1990 or 1991. For those who don't know it was a dungeon crawler with RPG elements. The map and characters were all displayed using ASCII characters. Very simple but very addictive. Why this game? I had just got a PC and a friend at work gave me a copy on a 720k diskettes. I thought why not - my wife also got addicted.

For non-PC games then it would be Space Invaders in my local pub. Not sure when but sometime in the 1980s. I remember buying an Atari console (2600?) to save some money. It was all the rage so you are young (then) and you try it and get hooked.
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I wonder if people could explain their choice of game. It is not very interesting to know the game without the background. Note that the original poster did state "If you're a gamer, what do you remember playing and why? " Note the "why".
Unfortunately, most people in this thread are not like you. For some reason, this thread gets a bunch of people who post one post, then never come back. It actually boggles my mind how many One-Posters this thread attracts.

But I really did enjoy your post, which was different than the norm, and I hope you keep coming around to join in on our discussions in the other threads!
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The game which at the time most people disliked it. It was Resident Evil 5: Gold edition. If you don't remember or unaware.

It is and always be my all time favorite. Too bad they don't have an android version. I would have loved to play it all day on the move.
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My first game I remember playing was super Mario bros. My dad friend had this game shop and I was always there watching other kids play until he called me and gave me the controller to the game, I sat there for hours playing a game which I fell in love with and for day I tried mastering the levels.
The best part was that one level where you can keep jumping on a Koopa to get like 100 extra lives.
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As you can probably tell by my SN that I like old school games from back in the day. The old Atari games, Sega Genesis & Nintendo, then I transitioned to Xbox over Play Station, although Playstation was for Madden battles with my friends......Can't forget the early COD online play. I do partake in a few role playing games like Assassins Creed & Red Dead Redemption. I have a Nephew who turned me on the the Steam Platform. I'm still evolving as a gamer. You can also find me on Chess Dot com app enjoying a good game of Chess. RxMundy9 if any would like to get Check mated. :p
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