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Geek Out: What Was Your First Video Game?

I remember it like it was yesterday. We had an Atari, given to us by our uncle who had already tired of it, and my mom was particularly averse to it, so the console got relegated to the 13-inch black-and-white tube TV. We didn't care though — my sister and I were just shocked and amazed that we had video games. In our own home! The game was Fast Food — you had to position a pair of lips to eat "good food" and avoid the bad — particularly the purple pickles (this is where the black and white TV was a clear disadvantage).

Why am I waxing nostalgic right now? Because I'm at E3! I'm in the midst of new video games everywhere — and can't help but gravitate to familiar titles like the New Super Mario Bros. for Wii — new, yet old.

So reach back — way back — and tell me: What was your first video game?

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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
Huh! Who is Donkey King! I meant Donkey Kong :) Excuse me.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
Oh wow, it's been many decades that I can't remember. But I did love pitfall, donkey king, mario, and space invaders.
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years
Donald Duck's Playground for the Commadore 64, I played that game to death. It came on two floppy disks and it took literally 2 hours for it to download.
Samantha-Jane Samantha-Jane 7 years
Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I used to play it in my basement with my brother, sister, and my friends. Had such a good time with this game! Street Fighter is also an early one for me. It made a good day when I could go to my friends house, play street fighter, and drink pepsi. Haha.
kedawen kedawen 8 years
We never had a game console until the N64 (Wipeout was my fave on that system). Centipede was my first game I ever played, on my Dad's old computer. Then probably Frogger. I watched him play Doom and Wolfenstein. Other games over the years have been: Treasure Mountain, Carmen Sandiego, Tetris, and 7th Guest. I agree, old school games were awesome.
tazzie961 tazzie961 8 years
I also used to love the arcade games like car racing and Street Fighter. Man old school video games were the best!
tazzie961 tazzie961 8 years
We didn't have a games system when I was young, but my cousins did and my sister and I played Alex Kidd on their Sega Mega Drive! They also had Michael Jackson Moonwalker. Then my sister and I got a second-hand Super Nintendo and played Super Mario Bros. Which is still my fave game on any platform!
IridescentRaine IridescentRaine 8 years
We got our atari when I was really little so I can't remember which game we got first. I just remember Outlaw, Pong, Superman, Strawberry Shortcake, Chopper Command, Burgertime, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Frogger and Pole Position. My brother still has our system and I think it still works!
lizzys126 lizzys126 8 years
DigDug on the computer
karlotta karlotta 8 years
verily verily 8 years
Munchkin for the Magnavox Odyssey. It was pretty much a Pac-Man clone that had the added ability to make your own maps.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i think astroid was first. not really 100 on that. it was on atari but we had like 10 games!
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
Pitfall and Pong on the Atari 2600
djkatscan djkatscan 8 years
Combat for the Atari 2600
MissBunnyhead MissBunnyhead 8 years
Argh, my comment didn't go through the first time :( My first video game evar was Mario Bros, on the NES. Classic old school. I grew up with ALL of the consoles (NES, SNES, Genesis, Atari, etc) so I'd consider myself a gamer ;) My first game on the computer is Prince of Persia. Anybody remember that? (Not the totally hot re-make!)
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Advanced dungeons and dragons on the intellivision console. We also played a ton of Major League Baseball on it. Your player was made up of like 12 pixels and either red or blue ;-) crazy how far things have come.
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
original mario ..or on the computer, oregon trail!
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