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Was the Atari 2600 your first video game system?

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Poll: Was the Atari 2600 your first video game system? (444 member(s) have cast votes)

Was the Atari 2600 your first video game system?

  1. Yes. I got it back in the day. (230 votes [51.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.80%

  2. Yes. I got it much later, though. (27 votes [6.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.08%

  3. No. I had a different system back in the day. (85 votes [19.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.14%

  4. No. My first system was from a later generation. (91 votes [20.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.50%

  5. No. I have still never owned one. (11 votes [2.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.48%

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#126 Papa OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Feb 1, 2015 6:09 PM

We were country boys and didn't like to be contained by the Atari!?!  I think it came from the system being used to quell rowdiness when visiting relatives, and thus seen as a tool of dicipline.  Snowy days or holidays and we would take turns at River Raid or E.T., but we would rather be outside shooting things with sling-shots or playing thistle-maze while counting cows.. My interest grew as I got older and I started loving computers and technology.  Now I play Atari a lot and my kids play our arcade occasionally.  Atari is just great fun! I love that the original creed for programmers was 'no depictions of human death!'!!  That would be some lead balloon today, huh?   Homebrews and later releases make the system far better than it ever was, especially with programming tools like Batari Basic!!

Edited by Papa, Sun Feb 1, 2015 6:10 PM.

#127 WienerWuerstel OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:15 PM

Didn't have a Atari 2600 when I grew up because Atari stopped supporting the system a month after I was born.


But I had a NES which isn't a bad first console either :P

#128 retrogamer81081 ONLINE  



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Posted Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:42 PM

Yes it was!! It was a Light Sixer model. NES was my second console.

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