What "console generation" did you start with?

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Happened across this article on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(first_generation)

The right side bar shows the different generations of consoles that have come out for consumer markets. I started with Generation 2 (Atari 2600), and have had a console from every generation since (Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Playstation and N64*, PS2 and XBox, and an XBox 360).

I think I had that Atari 2600 when I was around 8 (1983, but I had a Commodore 64 in 1981 when I was 6).

How about you folks? Anyone get their start in the first generation of consoles?








* Goldeneye for the N64 is still the best multiplayer shooter, ever.
 

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Commodore 64... later a NES and Sega Master System.

* Goldeneye for the N64 is still the best multiplayer shooter, ever.
I hear that a lot... from people who started FPS games on consoles. Those of us that started on PCs all have differing opinions. Personally, my favorite was Unreal Tournament.
 
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Yes, I did have Pong. I was like 12 I think. But I still remember playing that crap all the time on the big console black and white TV in the basement...good times
 

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Third Generation, my first was a Nintendo, but on the cusp of the Fourth. I was a late comer to the nintendo and the Turbografx 16 was new on the market.

My parents let me pick whether I wanted a Turbografx16 or a Nintendo. I loved the demo I played in-store of Bonk's adventure but chose the Nintendo because my nephew had one and we could share games. Got lucky there when Turbografx were canned.
 
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Its funny, I was just talking about this the other day with my family. We started right from gen1 with a Coleco, which is still around somewhere. From there it was a Texas Instruments computer, a TRS80, onwards through a Sears Zenith EZ PC (an xt), a 486sx and on.

My first real console past the Coleco tho, was an XBox. Still have it, just sold my XBox 360. I've realized I really am more of a desktop gamer.
 

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I was an Atari 2600 kid, quickly graduating to the NES, skipping the SNES/Genesis days, and then ended up with a 3DO.

As for the best multiplayer FPS, Heretic. Yeah, you could be running around with the big staff of flaming deathness, but when your opponent can turn you into a chicken you still have to be careful.
 
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I remember having a commodore 64. Spyhunter and Kung Fu iirc? I was pretty young though. I do remember playing a ski game on atari...but I have no idea when this was in relation to the commodore. My family definitely wasn't on the cutting edge of technology back then so I probably got the commodore long after it was released. From there it was NES, SNES/Genesis, 64, Gamecube, and 360. I had a PS1 and PS2 in there at some point.

So many hours playing GoldenEye. Perfect Dark on 64 is a close 2nd for me.
 
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It was this...from Sears, I was 5 or 6...

 
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2600 for the win. Pretty sure since then i've also owned at least one console from every generation, though the previous generation(PS3/360/etc) I almost skipped because fuck $60 games.
 
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I started out gaming on an Apple IIe when I was somewhere around 4-6 years old and played games on it for years, even once consoles came out. I played all the original Bard's Tale games on the Apple. Never actually had an Atari myself, but it was the first one I played on because my best friend had one. Pitfall, and a tank game I can't remember the name of were some of our favorites at the time. I think I was around 6-7 when we were playing that too. We had something like a pong system, can't recall exactly but it hooked up to the TV and it was just a paddle and ball thing but it had different games (hockey, tennis, squash, and an early shooting game with a gun controller where you tried to hit a square on the screen). The gun was the coolest because it was all black and looked like a Stormtroopers gun from Star Wars. Spent a fair amount of time on the C64 too at some friends and my cousins. My first actual console was the original NES, then I skipped a generation to N64 (Goldeneye is the best, hands down - tangent> My friends and I played 4 player multiplayer on a big screen TV for hours everyday). I've had all the Playstation consoles and a Wii too. Never had an Xbox, but most of my friends have them. Nothing against the Xbox, but I can't really justify any more consoles.

(Unreal Tournament was among my first PC FPS and yeah it rocks too.)
 
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Pong (specifically Magnavox Odyssey), followed much later by Atari 5200, 7800, Genesis, N64, and XBox.
 
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I'm a youngin' so I started in 4th gen. I remember playing the various Sonic games on the Genesis and many hours on the SNES as well.
 
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My cousins owned the Atari 2600 and Intellivision, so that's what I started playing. I didn't get a console until NES.

That being said, my first gaming platform was an IBM AT. Although King's Quest wasn't the first game I owned, it definitely had the highest impact on me (I owned 5 or 6 of those, plus Space Quest, Police Quest, Hero's Quest, and of course Leisure Suit Larry).
 
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Yes, I did have Pong. I was like 12 I think. But I still remember playing that crap all the time on the big console black and white TV in the basement...good times
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Started with the Sega Master System, then moved to a Genesis, then a Playstation, then a PS2, and finally a XBox 360.

You guys want to relive those days? Go here and search for any game on almost any system. I use it almost daily. You can even play 2-player games with peeps across the 'net. Just DL the plug-in, takes 3 minutes tops.

You're welcome!
 
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I'm a relative youngin' as well. But my first gaming... thing was a Commodore 64. We must have had that thing from before I was born, but I totally had one, and played the shit out of this Muppets carnival game. And I knew how to run that shit from the command line when I was 3. Not surprising I wound up being a programmer. I played nintendo and super nintendo at other people's houses, but I didn't have my own until like right before the N64 came out. So despite the fact that I'm too young to have been alive DURING second gen, I consider myself OG second gen.
 
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I started out playing an atari 2600 that my grandmother had. First one I had myself was NES. Then I had a hewlitt packard 486 computer and never wanted another console lol you can do so much more, exspecialy now, on the computer than you can do on consoles.
 
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First Gen, specifically Atari Pong variant. I was probably 12-13 yrs old when we got it.

One of the great Pong championship games of all times.

And the first ever recorded Pong match:


Yes, talking 'bout my generation.
 
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Started with first one I grabbed was Atari. But actually started playing a lot with Nintendo (NES). Then my life was over :p
 
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