What game turned you into a gamer?

#11zephirrainesPosted 8/2/2014 8:49:29 AM
Jedi454 posted...
Super Mario Bros NES

#12GothmogzPosted 8/2/2014 8:54:26 AM
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#13SenorQueso13Posted 8/2/2014 8:56:16 AM
A handheld Pac man.
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#14scoobydoobydontPosted 8/2/2014 9:09:46 AM
Dragonfire, Demon Attack, Adventure and Riddle of the Sphinx for the Atari 2600. Those four more than anything else on the Atari were not just games I enjoyed and obsessed over, but games that made me imagine and dream about what games could one day become. I imagined sometimes avoiding enemies rather than fighting them, I imagined vast landscapes and epic adventures to explore, I imagined what demons and dragons and the like could look like as power increased and fidelity rose.

I'm still unsure if I would be wowed if I saw games today back then, or if I'd be disappointed. Once Myst and the FMV fad started, I was pretty much ready for all games to look as good as movies and TV, which tbh they still don't despite the amazing things achieved. I don't know that as a kid I would appreciate the difference between canned animation and polygonal 3D with complex physics. Even now, I know stuff like LA Noire is very canned with the facial animations and I still loved it and feel a pang of disappointment at hand-animated expressions that took more effort and are more flexible, but less realistic.
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#15BERZERKER17Posted 8/2/2014 9:10:21 AM
R.I.P TimeSplitters 4, R.I.P FreeRadical, 21st December 2008.
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#16mushlikeahusky2Posted 8/2/2014 9:11:34 AM
I always played games growing up. Jak and Daxter, Super Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Battle for Bikini Bottom, but I didn't get addicted to gaming and games until I played Skyrim. Before that I would only get 1 or 2 games a year but now I get at least 15-20 games a year not counting digital downloads. Skyrim really lit a fire for my gaming and opened me up to other games like Fallout 3.
#17Reel_Big_MikePosted 8/2/2014 9:26:52 AM
Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis
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#18Big FanPosted 8/2/2014 9:29:11 AM
Thr first Mortal Kombat in the arcade. Had played games before that, but more as something to do for a few minutes
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#19SexySextrainPosted 8/2/2014 9:32:14 AM
Spyro the dragon
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#20kennyynnooPosted 8/2/2014 9:43:49 AM
Tecmo bowl.
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