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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? (477 member(s) have cast votes)

Was the Atari 2600 your first video game system?

  1. Yes. I got it back in the day. (247 votes [51.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.78%

  2. Yes. I got it much later, though. (28 votes [5.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.87%

  3. No. I had a different system back in the day. (93 votes [19.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.50%

  4. No. My first system was from a later generation. (96 votes [20.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.13%

  5. No. I have still never owned one. (13 votes [2.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.73%

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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 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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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.

#129 adamchevy OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:40 PM

I wish, nope it was the nes.

#130 kaufenpreis OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Sep 4, 2016 3:11 AM

No. My first system was from a later generation.

#131 GoldLeader OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Sep 6, 2016 11:09 AM

If I don't count PONG, then the Atari 2600 was my first system.

#132 syn OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Sep 6, 2016 9:48 PM

The 2600 was my first.

My stepmother bought her son a Pong game but I rarely got to play it. I beat him twice in a row so he wouldn't play me anymore.

#133 Life's Continues OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 28, 2017 12:35 PM

"Fer Sure!!"...The Atari 2600 was my 1st→Video Game System...ever! ;-)  :thumbsup: ...→ I think back in ...1979...we got it @ "Woolworth's Store!" I believe we got it w/ "Combat" {'the "pack-in Game"}..."Space Invaders"...'fer Sure!'...an' maybe a couple other games with it!?..."Still Remember!"... :) ...→"I was about 28-29 years old!"...→→ "Das It!!"...

#134 djour OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:02 PM

Nope, I got a Coleco Telstar in 1976. We didn't get a 2600 until 1978.

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