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#362753 - 01/05/12 08:19 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: nickbuol]
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On the Atari 2600, I probably played Frogger the most, followed by that comically hideous-looking version of Pac-Man.

I also liked the Activision games like River Raid and Chopper Command.
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#362757 - 01/05/12 09:28 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: medic8r]
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I had the Atari system before it was designated as the 2600, Home Entertainment System or something like that, loved to play Asteroids, Centipede, Missle Command. I even learned to program in Basic on it. I later bought the Atari 800 and programmed my first game on it.
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#362758 - 01/05/12 09:40 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: jakewash]
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Atari is the only 8-bit system I can remember. It doesn't seem like there were a lot of games for it. I had the usual, I think, and a couple of obscure titles that I found in garage sales that wasn't much fun.

I also remember pong. I remember the first time I saw one. I was just out of the military, or on leave, I can't remember, and a friend introduced pong to me in a bar. It was one of those crt tube facing up models that 2 people sat on either side of.

Was the first Nintendo an 8 or 16 bit machine? If it was 8, then I played a lot of games on it.

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#362759 - 01/05/12 09:46 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: CatBrat]
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It was the Atari VCS or some had the Sears branded Atari. I had a 400, an 800, a 1200XL and a couple from the ST line later on.
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#362765 - 01/05/12 10:26 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: Lampshade]
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The only arcade game that got a lot of my quarters was Rampage. There was something therapeutic about smashing the buildings and, occasionally, your fellow player.
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#362766 - 01/05/12 10:49 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: medic8r]
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Coin op games that got my money..... Defender, SpyHunter, Tempest, Missile Command, Asteroids, Space Invaders....




who was Evil Otto? smile
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#362769 - 01/05/12 11:00 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: Lampshade]
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Defender. Haha. I played 1 session with that game one time only. I musta went through $20-30 worth of quarters. If you put your next quarter in right away, it restarted you at the last unfinished level instead of the start. I got all the way to the end where it had an impossible barrier to pass. Then when I died, the machine did an evil laugh at me and started me over at the beginning.

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#362777 - 01/05/12 11:31 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: CatBrat]
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Brian, Defender never did an evil laugh at any of us!!??
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#362779 - 01/05/12 11:39 AM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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You guys need to read this book. I'm listening to the unabridged audiobook ready by Mr 'Wesley Crusher' himself.

http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-E...1548&sr=8-1

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#362788 - 01/05/12 12:46 PM Re: If only Video Game Historian was a college major.. [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Defender ... when I died, the machine did an evil laugh at me ...

I always though that that was one of the hardest games.
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