What game turned you into a gamer?

#61lovbbwsPosted 8/2/2014 11:37:54 AM
been a gamer since i played pong when it was originally in the arcade eons ago :)
#62lovbbwsPosted 8/2/2014 11:39:44 AM
scoobydoobydont posted...
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.


imagic made GREAT atari 2600 games :) great post
#63TaaronPosted 8/2/2014 11:41:45 AM
I have been a gamer before I could even remember.
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#64RS_YELARAKAPosted 8/2/2014 11:44:14 AM
I played vid games my entire life up until about 11th grade. Then i didnt play yhem much for the longest time, probably 7-8 years. Then GoldeneyeWii came out and I weny and bought a Wii and the gamel played it like mad for an entire year. Got me hooked on playing competative online MP.
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#65SpideyknightPosted 8/2/2014 11:46:48 AM
pong
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#66MetalDialgaPosted 8/2/2014 11:51:23 AM
Galaga, on the arcade.
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#67razorfatePosted 8/2/2014 11:54:24 AM
Sonic the hedgehog
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#68fuzzybear69Posted 8/2/2014 11:58:15 AM
Hard to say. Earliest memories include frogger, jungle hunt & pacman. Then of course the crappy pong arcade the local grocery store had.
#69bugz87Posted 8/2/2014 11:59:47 AM
Pacman at atari, about 20 years ago or so. That atari given by my uncle.
#70ilivetoflyPosted 8/2/2014 12:01:53 PM
First game I remember "bashing" was Pokemon Red
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