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Second hand Playstation 1 

Tomb Raider 1.  Now, of course, the graphics are blocky and the controls incredibly clumsy, but I discovered that I really liked exploring the imaginatively designed environments in the game, and why I now like taking my time exploring around in much larger RPGs.  Quite a tough game.

Classic Doom.  Unlike Tomb Raider 1, something I could still pick up and play.  Pure, cathartic, non-stop destruction.

 

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As a kid growing up with my family…Atari 2600.  Favorite game was Adventure.

My first console after moving out…SNES.  Favorite game was Final Fantasy III.

See a trend? lol

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On 10/11/2022 at 1:41 AM, Galen130 said:

As a kid growing up with my family…Atari 2600.  Favorite game was Adventure.

My first console after moving out…SNES.  Favorite game was Final Fantasy III.

See a trend? lol

The first brand new console I ever bought was the first X-Box, towards the end of its life cycle: actually, the 360 had just come out.  The games were beginning to disappear from the shops as well, but I picked up Halo 1 and 2, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, GTA San Andreas, the first three Splinter Cell games, and the surprisingly good Chronicles of Riddick.  So, a cheap console, and a surprisingly good-if-limited range of classic games as well, given my late timing.

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On 10/10/2022 at 7:07 PM, Ken Aldred said:

The first brand new console I ever bought was the first X-Box, towards the end of its life cycle: actually, the 360 had just come out.  The games were beginning to disappear from the shops as well, but I picked up Halo 1 and 2, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, GTA San Andreas, the first three Splinter Cell games, and the surprisingly good Chronicles of Riddick.  So, a cheap console, and a surprisingly good if limited range of classic games as well, given my late timing.

I actually had an Xbox 360 for a while, but didn’t play many games on it.  I bought the console to play the Mass Effect games, which were great…of course.

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On 10/10/2022 at 9:07 PM, Ken Aldred said:

The first brand new console I ever bought was the first X-Box, towards the end of its life cycle: actually, the 360 had just come out.  The games were beginning to disappear from the shops as well, but I picked up Halo 1 and 2, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, GTA San Andreas, the first three Splinter Cell games, and the surprisingly good Chronicles of Riddick.  So, a cheap console, and a surprisingly good-if-limited range of classic games as well, given my late timing.

One of my all time favorite games.  I especially loved going through the 'we don't go into ravenholm' part, very cool!

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On 10/10/2022 at 8:06 PM, s-man said:

What was your first console?  And favorite game on it?

Mine:  Atari 2600

Favorite Game: Missile Command

Atari 2600 - Wikipedia

 

Same. Same.

EDIT: Actually, I just remembered my very first "console" was Pong.  2 sticks hitting a box back and forth. I felt like Elroy Jetson living in the future.

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GameCube as a kid. My personal favorite was Midway Arcade Treasures 2. Playing Gauntlet, Mortal Kombat, Total Carnage, and Rampage World Tour had a profound effect on my love of video games.

Some other gems were Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (the Y-Wing bombing campaigns and the Datooine missions were visually mesmerizing), Shrek 2 (simple enough RPG elements that reminded me of the Bard's Tale remake that came out around the same time.), and Mario Kart Double Dash.

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First console: NES

Favourite game: Played a ton of Mario 3, Ice Hockey and Castlevania 2. That sucker was hard

Favourite memory: I was 7 and we had to go to supper at East side Marios. I had made it so far in Mario and did not want to lose my progress, so I paused and turned the TV off. Well 3 hours later when we got him, all was well but that little NES was scorching hot...my dad made me turn it off so it would not die on me.

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On 10/11/2022 at 5:02 PM, Cliff R. said:

The Atari 2600 was probably the first console I bought.  Spent a lot of time playing Space Invaders.

Shortly after that, I acquired a Vectrex console and was addicted to Battlezone.

The Vectrex used a vector scan display instead of a raster scan.bzone_gameplay.jpg.7f1c928b48bf3a7b6f3c6414dcd794f6.jpg

Lines were bright with no pixelation.

Wish I'd kept it.

I loved the look of Battlezone.  Never played it on the console, just in arcades and spent a lot of quarters on it.

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On 10/12/2022 at 10:21 PM, s-man said:

I loved the look of Battlezone.  Never played it on the console, just in arcades and spent a lot of quarters on it.

Battlezone was one of the first 3D games.  The other games of that era couldn't match that sensation of being immersed in a battle from all sides. It was great. 

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On 10/12/2022 at 10:31 PM, Cliff R. said:

Battlezone was one of the first 3D games.  The other games of that era couldn't match that sensation of being immersed in a battle from all sides. It was great. 

Also loved the Star Wars arcade game (Atari 1983) which had the 3D feel as well.  Unfortunately I sucked at it and never came close to beating it.

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