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What is the very first game you played in your life.

Mine was metal Slug  that was a great game tho. 

EDIT:your childhood games are wellcome too

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I can't remember for sure, but it was possibly Driver on the PS1.  Although I am pretty sure that there were a few random PC games that came before it.

The intro video never gets old.  My juvenile sadness was when I discovered that I couldn't drive the Dodge St. Regis (depicted in the intro as a Ford Fairmont for some reason) police car in the game cannot be described in mere words.

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The first video game that I ever played in my life was Diddy Kong Racing for the N64. I was 8 years old. I have watched my brother played video games when we were very young. Ever since then, I have played more and more games.

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The first one I had was some obscure racing game but the first game I aggressively played was Sly 2- Band of Thieves. It launched my obsession with the Sly series.

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I'm not sure if it was the first game I played, but GTA 3 is the first game I remember playing, when I was 3-5.

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I remember watching my brothers play Sonic 3 (and Knuckles?), definitely no later than 2000 and thusly no older than 3. The only reason I can peg the date is that my parents had hot pink/"mauve" carpet, which they got rid of in 2000 (they've been on an endless tea green and beige phase ever since-bad taste isn't cured, only changed). The first game I played was probably Diddy Kong Racing or Final Fantasy 9, probably when I was 4. 

As for beating, I distinctly remember it was this little gem on the PS2

 

 

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Chip's Challenge, Berenstain Bears ABCs (Some crappy DOS game that had a bunch of sprites that scared the heck out of me), Roller Coaster Tycon, The Sims.

Games I actually played and enjoyed early on: The Sims, and its sequal. After that, it was a long time until I started to get serious into video games.

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More than likely Super Mario Bros. 3, I would apparently watch my folks play it avidly while I was in the crib.

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It was some weird Dinosaur game on the old Apple Mac. I cannot remember the name but it was like a flying pterodactyl that you'd level up and shoot balloons or something. Either that or some Jumpstart/Pajama Sam game.

Though my second was Starcraft and third was StarWars Jedi Knight II. I remember those very well.  

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The first machine I had that could play games was an Apple IIgs back in the early 1990s. 7-year-old me thought this thing was the shit, though I have since grown to not like Apple products so much.

The first "game" I remember is the Apple IIgs system tutorial which taught you basic computer skills with the help of a man and his robot. You can "enjoy" this here: https://archive.org/details/a2gs_Your_Tour_of_The_Apple_IIGS_1989_Apple_FW

A more game-like program was called "Stars and Planets" that I thought was the shit back in the day, but I can't stand more than 2 minutes of nowadays without getting bored. It teaches you about the solar system. Sort of. https://archive.org/details/a2gs_Stars_Planets_1990_Advanced_Ideas

There was some racing game as well, but I don't remember it.

The first game I have very fond memories of is Day of the Tentacle. I was stoked to hear that it is getting a remaster in 2016!

The first "Nintendo" game I played was the DOS version of Mario is Missing (Yes, the WEEGEE one).

We rented a SNES once. Played some SMW and a product-placement platformer called "Cool Spot" that was a huge ad for 7-up.

Got an N64 in 1996, and fell in love with Nintendo. Been a Nintendo fan ever since.

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8 hours ago, DZComposer said:

The first "Nintendo" game I played was the DOS version of Mario is Missing (Yes, the WEEGEE one).

what a way to start with nintendo games xD.  At least i hope it was colorfull for you. My dad owns a nes versión 

I also remember when i was 6 my grandpa got a chinese bootleg sega mega drive under the name "console tv"  basically a plug and play console with derpy 8 bit sprites. 

It was funny. Until the 4 huge batteries run out of power. 

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Smash was my first Nintendo game (I was 9!), but I had played many other games by then. Little me used to like Webkinz and the now defunct Shining Stars and had played Freddi Fish when I was 5-ish. Yup, things changed a lot.

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On 12/27/2015 at 0:13 PM, SF Alba said:

I'm not sure if it was the first game I played, but GTA 3 is the first game I remember playing, when I was 3-5.

I would say that that's an early age to start playing that game, but by nowaday's standards that's normal. :/

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I was playing GTA 3 and Halo back when I was 7ish, can't say they had any effect at all on me, good or bad. 

Now if you'll excuse, it's almost time for my nightly ultraviolence sesh :p

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On 30/12/2015 at 6:48 PM, Hoobanana said:

I would say that that's an early age to start playing that game, but by nowaday's standards that's normal. :/

Yeah it is pretty young. When my mum found out she went mental, and I wasn't allowed to play an 18 rated game again until I was around 10-13, which really frustrated me.

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I'm not allowed to play M rated games myself, and I'm 15. Although I did play an M rated game at 12 (and still do) and that was DRIV3R. (Driver 3.) I've wanted to play a few games like Black Ops but I'll have to wait a few more years before I can move out.

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My parents were quite lax about rating guidelines when my brothers and I were growing up. They reckoned that the adult jokes would fly over our heads while we'd enjoy the broader aspects of the movie/show, and they'd raised us well enough to not blindly imitate everything we saw on TV. The only things that weren't allowed were trashy/overly intense stuff (Hamatoro, the Saw movies, Family Guy), or just too much TV in general. Did it work? I like to think I came out a well-balanced member of society, perhaps a tad square. It certainly did wonders for my social life-funny how literally everyone in the 3rd grade wanted to be your friend ever since you got Halo 2 :p

Strangely, my parents have actually gotten more strict as the years go by-Walking Dead is a downright no in this household, and my dad was rather weirded out when he walked in on my friends and I watching Steven Universe last week. I blame cable news and the megachurch CEO pastor down the street from us.

 

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Can't remember my very first - but I know some of the earliest games I remember for sure are Axelay, Contra III, Gradius III and Super Mario Bros. 3. on the NES. Star Fox was pretty close to the beginning, as well, but it certainly wasn't my first game.

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Sonic The Hedgehog on the Sega MegaDrive/Genesis. Period.

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Yeah it is pretty young. When my mum found out she went mental, and I wasn't allowed to play an 18 rated game again until I was around 10-13, which really frustrated me.

 

We have all had a shaky introduction into the world of PEGI and game ratings at one point or another.

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On 01/01/2016 at 8:04 PM, Hoobanana said:

I'm not allowed to play M rated games myself, and I'm 15. Although I did play an M rated game at 12 (and still do) and that was DRIV3R. (Driver 3.) I've wanted to play a few games like Black Ops but I'll have to wait a few more years before I can move out.

What's the difference between M rating and R rating? Which is a higher age rating?

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I am 13, and my parents won't let me play anything above the E10+ rating unless it is mild. I don't mind THAT much, but still, there are a few T-rated games that I really want to play, but chances are my parents will be all like 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhcjTQ8r6qc

 

 

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