Do you remember your first game or the first game you played?
Let's play a little game... Tell Us How Old You Are, Without Telling Us How Old You Are!
When you reply, tag the person above you, and guess their age, and in your response tell us about you! What was the first game you played (outside of the coin-op arcades)? What was the first system you owned? The next person will attempt to guess your age or age range based on the "clues" you provide. You can provide a bonus clue if you wish, such as the game that got you hooked on gaming!
The first game I played was on this
It was made by the now defunct, Tandy Corporation. It was sold by Radio Shack but could be purchased at Sears. Simultaneously it was the first system I owned as it was a Christmas gift from my parents. I remember feeling like a gaming demigod because I discovered a cheat accidently. If you rapid fired the shot button you'd score every time!
As a bonus clue... the first PC game I played, the game that got me hooked was this...
Yes, the first PC game I played was on an 8088 or maybe it was an 8086. It was called The Hitchhiker's Guide to the the Galaxy. The game was without graphics... text only, no controller, no graphics, no menu to save your game or load it! A description of a scene was presented to you and you had to figure out how to progress by typing in what you wanted to do.
So... how old am I?