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Gaming, Your Beginning
Jun 3 2009, 11:54 pm
By: Zycorax
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Jun 3 2009, 11:54 pm Zycorax Post #1

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I guess most of us had one specific game that was sort of the breaktrough for our different steps in our gaming "careers". One that made us obsessed and wanting for more.
I started out with mostly building games. The first game that really caught my interest was Sim Park and later Sim City 3000. At that time I had to ask my mom to use the computer to play, so I simply couldn't play enough to be obsessed. I kept playing this kind of games, as well as different versions of Championship Manager, for a couple of years.
Then, in 2001 I think, by best friend's family got a computer with Midtown Madness on. I went with him home from school nearly every day to play it and I eventually got to borrow the CD so I could get the game myself. That's when it took off. I could drive around in the streets of Chicago for hours without getting tired of it. I think it was about the same time I saw Starcraft for the first time, but I only got my hands on a cracked version and didn't really play it much, except on the first couple of LANs we had.
Then in 2003 I bought Starcraft Brood War so I could play it online. Lucky me had dial up, so the gametime was limited. It took me nearly two years to convince my mom to get us a decent internet connection, and then, four months later, WoW was released and ruined my entire Starcraft career.

Jun 3 2009, 11:56 pm FlyingHat Post #2

The Dreamcast, Game Boy, SimCity 4, Counter Strike, CS:S, and StarCraft.
All of the above titles (and consoles) gave me a wonderful intro to gaming.

I recall there was an even earlier console that I played on, but I don't know what. I remember playing lots of Batman on it.


Jun 4 2009, 12:11 am Echo Post #3

I never really had my own system. Someone gave me a SNES and I played Simpsons on it. Then around 1998 my family's friend gave me a bootleg version of Starcraft. I didn't have the actual CD, it was just installed on my computer. I played campaign religiously. I went over to my friend's house and I tried Starcraft there. I noticed that there were missions that I never played before, and that was when I noticed my version was bootleg. That computer eventually got trashed and I started getting money for my birthday from distant relatives. I bought my own starcraft and I have no idea how I discovered Battle.Net. After playing that for a while, I started going on and off because my friends played Diablo 2 and Counter Strike. After that, I started getting into other strategy games so I played Ages of Empire, Red Alert, and etc. Then I got into MMORPGs, but those really crappy ones because my computer was always 5 years behind the current ones. Somewhere between those, I had a Playstation 1 while everyone else had a PS2 so I would be playing old games. No matter what game comes out, I always eventually fall back into playing Starcraft.


Jun 4 2009, 12:11 am BiOAtK Post #4

My family's friend's son introduced me to StarCraft in 1998, so I was 3. I bought it when I was... 6 I think. :D Then my dad bought CoD1 for comp, and that made me love FPS games. Then PS2 from grandmom, then xbox360 and inst-love :D


Jun 4 2009, 2:45 am Dungeon-Master Post #5

I started playing video games at 3, my first games were Duke Nukem 3D and Quake, wich I couldn't play alone because it frightened the crap out of me.
Then I had N64, with Starfox, Super Mario 64, SW: Shadow of the empire (or something like that) Wave race and some more...
Then I had the playstation 1, my favorite games were Toy story two, wipe out (A kind of mario cart game but the pickups are all kinds of lazers to destroy the opponent) and Jet moto, best racing game I ever played, even today I never played one that has tracks as good as Jet Moto.

And then the holy day, I think it was between 2001-2002, my cousin gave me her copy of starcraft, it was just a copy, but It worked fully, I could paly on, that I discovered only 2 years after, and after a year of playing on, I asked in the channel ''Custom Maps'' how to make maps, and they directed me here.

Around the same time I discovered SEN, I had a Gamecube and a Xbox, I played only theese for a while, it had been long since the last time I has the best console (Wich was the N64) but I still came back to SC, mapping is magic for me, its like creating your own games, it is so fun!

It ocntinued like that, playing 50% Xbox without Xbox live, 50% SC, untill this year's chrismas.

Quote from Dungeon-Master, 15 days before X-mas, when his dad comes in the house with a 360 box
*Smiling so much taht i must've looked stupid, I never smiled taht much before* OH M GOD! YOU BOUGHT IT! I GOT A 360 I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!

And i also had Xbox live, I played 360 for 90% of my free time from X-mas to august, aproximately, then I came back to sc, playing 60% sc, 40% 360, but right now I am in my football season, I am a fat O-line, but I still make great heart-killing sport, it feels really great to play football.


Jun 4 2009, 3:47 am Falkoner Post #6

When I was 2 I started playing demo games on Kid's Desk on our old Mac, the one we actually have a video of me playing is Fribbles, it was like a little store you would run and sell Fribbles, these funky animal things.

Later, like 3-4 I started playing games on the Commedore 64, and when I was 6 we got a Nintendo 64, I was so happy. Of course, when we got it we were limited to 15 minutes of playing time per day per son, and 15 minutes of together play time, those times gradually went away over the years and now I'm actually getting kinda bored of video games, honestly, if something starts getting repetitive at all, I start to find ways to cheat at the game, whether that means hex or memory editing or cheat codes, heck, I'd say that's more entertaining to me :-_-:


Jun 4 2009, 4:39 am Syphon Post #7

First games I ever played, probably within a month of each other, were super mario world, and super mario bros. 3.


Jun 4 2009, 4:48 am ClansAreForGays Post #8

Generally, Super Mario Bros.3.

StarCraft or Red Alert 2 for PSX - For RTS

Tribes - For FPS & for online gaming.

Jun 4 2009, 8:57 am Cnl.Fatso Post #9

First game - probably Mega Man 3, I would have been 2 or so at the time.

What really got me into playing video games were the Mega Man games, Super Mario World and TIE Fighter. I still believe TIE Fighter is the best game ever made.

My first online game was Jedi Knight, and believe me, that was a damn fun game and still my favourite FPS (Half-Life 2 has to put up with a close second, sorry).


Jun 4 2009, 10:28 am Ahli Post #10

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first video game: uhm, maybe 200 games for my brother's C64
first game boy games: tetris, super mario land, some soccer game and one where you can fly around in the moving screen and shot enemies and get through obstacles
first SNES games: Super Mario World, Super Soccer, F-Zero
first PC game: (bought one by my brother) C&C Red Alert 1... we got some really terrible games along the PC, but they don't count.

Jun 4 2009, 11:24 am Phobos Post #11

Are you sure about that?

Jack Jazz Rabbit was my first game ever :P I played it when I was 5. I never stopped playing since then.

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Jun 4 2009, 12:14 pm ShadowFlare Post #12

That's Jazz Jackrabbit. :P (not that I ever played it much; might have played the shareware version sometime)

lol, the first video games I played were on the Atari 2600. I still have that around here somewhere... Also have some games for DOS that were designed for PCs with the Intel 8088 CPU (most run too fast if you use a faster CPU). That is also still around somewhere. I'm pretty sure my family had the Atari 2600 first, though.


Jun 4 2009, 12:38 pm Forsaken Archer Post #13

Very beginning was Atari with Frogger / ET / Missile Command / Centipede and etc. Then NES with classic Mario / Zelda. Sega with Sonic games.
First offline major computer games were Ultima series and then Warcraft I / II / Command & Conquer I / Red Alert / Diablo.
Then major multilayer with a nice mix of Netstorm, Starcraft, and some Diablo.


Jun 4 2009, 12:44 pm Moose Post #14

We live in a society.

Tetris on the NES.

Jun 4 2009, 1:32 pm BeDazed Post #15



Jun 4 2009, 4:37 pm BlueWolf Post #16

Pokemon: Red version.


Jun 5 2009, 1:06 am l)ark_ssj9kevin Post #17

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Starcraft at age 4. Yeaah. >_>
Also played Age of Empires 2 at the same time.
Online SC around 7 or 8
Tiberian Sun at age 7-8 as well.

Uh, yeah. RTS ftw?

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Jun 5 2009, 3:36 am RIVE Post #18

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I can recall getting Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island for Christmas is 1995.
I may have been playing Super Mario World and Super Mario All-Stars before this.
This really set me up for the Action/Adventure games.

I got the Nintendo 64 when it first came out, and played mostly Nintendo brand games.

When StarCraft came out, a friend of mine showed it to me. It would not be for at least a year later when I got my own copy of it. He also showed me Diablo, but I did not become big a fan.

Now I play First Person Shooters, Action/Adventure, and Rhythm Based Games.
StarCraft is still the only Real Time Strategy game I have ever played, except for maybe Aliens versus Predator: Extinction in the week I rented it.


Jun 5 2009, 11:20 pm Fisty Post #19

Approximately 10 years ago I started playing WarCraft 2, a year later StarCraft, Doom/Doom2 and Quake, and a few years after that I got Brood War...Then along comes Halo, and that's where the addiction started. I later got a decent PC and started picking up newer games.


Jun 6 2009, 10:16 pm FatalException Post #20

My dad was into the good ol' DOS games on the huge diskettes, so I don't even remember when I started playing video games. Apparently, I used to play the original Gauntlet with my brother and my mom, but I don't remember doing that, really. The earliest games I remember playing are Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, Age of Empires I, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and a mish-mash of questionably legal copies of older games, like Commander Keen (episode 4). My brother got Starcraft when I was six, after we watched my cousin play it at his house.


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