What was the first video game you remember playing?

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Apr 20, 2023
The first game I remember was Pong on the Atari 2600 with these paddle controllers.

Apr 29, 2023
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?
captain claw was a serious explosion in my age it was the best entertaining game ever
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Dec 31, 2022
I don't remember the first videogame, but they were the first videogames - Pong, Space Wars - and mainframe games that weren't 'video games' but text games, Colossal Caves (Adventure) and Zork.

A couple 'draws' for early games were trying to appeal to things people knew - so books and shows and history. One early game was a terrible 'Star Trek' Game just because people loved Star Trek.

It was basically a grid and a couple basic features for movement and firing weapons at enemy ships. It's why fantasy games a la Tolkien or Arthurian inspired were an easy appeal.


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