What was your first video game?

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Do you remember your first game? I remember shoving quarters in a Pong machine at the local fair in the early 70s. :D
 

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Pong for me too, and while I was working on "War Games" as a propman, we had the Galaga machine in our storeroom from the arcade scene, which we played constantly. I got into the couple hundred thousand score, but the other guys were much better than me.


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Pong for me as well.


Pong for me too, and while I was working on "War Games" as a propman, we had the Galaga machine in our storeroom from the arcade scene, which we played constantly. I got into the couple hundred thousand score, but the other guys were much better than me.

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I remember when Breakout came out (IN COLOR). I didn’t think it could get any better.
 

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Nice to talk to you Brother! I am a proud Union Member of Local #11 Stagehands (25 years) and Local #481 Studio Mechanics (30 years).

P.S. to the OP, Sorry for hijacking the thread.
 

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Nice to talk to you Brother! I am a proud Union Member of Local #11 Stagehands (25 years) and Local #481 Studio Mechanics (30 years).

P.S. to the OP, Sorry for hijacking the thread.

No problem, happens all the time. PMs work too. ;)
 

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Taking "video" game loosely, the first I played was Colossal Cave over a teletype printer. My much-older cousin (uncle?) ran a main-frame time-share in Calgary and had me in severe hero-worship mode!

I can't remember the first I played in an arcade--lots of Joust on a youth-centre machine, but that was much later! Probably Asteroids or PacMan

The first I had at home was Cannonball Blitz on the Apple ][+, followed soon after by Choplifter
 

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I remember something called "pog" when I was in infants school. You'd input commands like "pog goes pop" or "pog falls in a hole"
 

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the first one I really mastered was an early 80's arcade game called Defender.
after that I got to Time Pilot and Galaga -
a fond memory for me was mooching around the brighton le sands Hotel (south Sydney) as a 10-13 year old
when my parents would go there for lunches pretty regularly. they fed themselves on fisherman's baskets and
fed me with 20c coins and I went and played all the games there, including the pinballs
until the local winos had all had enough of me beating em. :)
 

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A cocktail style arcade table in a Pizza Hut lobby.... Early Space Invaders, when it was just black and white. I used to take my bike and ride their after school, was much farther than I was allowed to ride, but I would sit their for hours pumpin in quarters and then try to ride home as fast as I could to get back before sunset.
 

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pong. Your going to get this answer a lot. I got really hooked on Missile Command and Frogger
 

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My grandparents had one of the early home Pong machines in the mid 1970's. I'd suspect that I played a Space Invaders cabinet at a bar or restaurant some time after that, but before my first experience with home Atari systems or video arcades.
 

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My first video game was, arguably, Donkey Kong Jr Game & Watch. If that doesn't count as a video game (which it isn't, exactly), then it would be, possibly, Grand Prix or Jetpac on the ZX Spectrum. Something like that, anyway.

I got back into video games as an adult, when I was 24 - my first video game at that time was GTA Vice City.
 

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Pong... mid 70s. I went into my favorite bar and they had a Pong game built into a table. Folks were standing three deep around that table. We’d never seen anything like it.
 

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Contra :D It was the first game I played. The feeling is different now, the 3D game is mass-produced, but its appeal also decreases very quickly