Whatever our age, millions of us play video games in their various forms, on various platforms. What was the very first video game that you ever played- on what platform ( PC/ Nintendo/ XBox/ Playstation/ SmartPhone or was it one of the older generation consoles...
I've played a bunch of video games on many platforms since I was old enough to use a joystick and pull a trigger.
I think Pong was one of my first games, but it was my parent's Atari of course--seeing as how such games were out before I was! I also remember playing way too much Duck Hunt on Nintendo when I was younger.
Way, way back at the beginning of home computers, I had a Texas Instruments console that you connected to the tv for a monitor . . . I was the only person I knew who had any manner of computer at home. I got a book on BASIC (an ancient computer language) well before anyone came-up with GUI shells and you actually had to know a computer language to make it do anything, and I wrote a little program for my kinds to practice their arithmetic.
It would ask randomly generated addition and subtraction problems . . . if your answer was incorrect it would say 'sorry, please try again' and if your answer was correct it said 'good girl Sarah' or (Natalie whoever logged on). It was the 1st and easily the crappiest 'game' I ever played.
Yes Docmo - this was all very new technology and most folks assumed they would never have their own computer, in their house, so, being a high school dropout, I was quite pleased with myself . . . though, friends thought I must certainly be a genius.
My experience with video games was Mario Paint for Super NES. That was the one that used a mouse rather than the traditional SNES controller. I was 5, and my grandfather got me the console for Christmas, '92. He passed away before he could give it to me. Even being so young, it felt very special to receive something special from him after he was gone. That system sparked my interest in technology and creativity, and my memories of that holiday are very fond.
My very first was Pong, on the old Atari system. When it froze my brother and I knew exactly what to do to "re-set" it, this was before there was a such animal as a re-set switch. Oh, and mustn't forget about blowing into the open end of the cartridge to "blow the dust out" - which actually worked.
The first video games I remember playing was chucky egg, I loved that game. I also remember a Daly Thompson game where you had to keep shaking the joystick to make your player run a race etc. Both games were on the Spectrum Amstrad, they don't make them like that anymore :-)
What was the hardest video game you ever played?I feel like games are too easy now. Yeah they have achievements and amazing multiplayer in most instances to keep up replay-ability, I haven't played a game in a long time...