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How old were you when you played your first Atari 2600 game?


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Poll: How old were you when you played your first Atari 2600 game? (346 member(s) have cast votes)

How old were you when you played your first Atari 2600 game?

  1. 0 - 4 (I'm a prodigy) (35 votes [10.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.12%

  2. 5 - 9 (Got me in my formative years) (144 votes [41.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.62%

  3. 10 - 14 (Past the age of reason) (115 votes [33.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.24%

  4. 15 - 24 (Really should have been concentrating on other things) (41 votes [11.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.85%

  5. 25 - 39 (Just call me the Andy Stitzer of the 2600) (11 votes [3.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.18%

  6. 40 - 64 (I'm a real late bloomer) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. 65+ (I had to do something to amuse myself in my Golden Years) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#101 Animan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:32 PM

I was 13. Got my Atari 2600 about two years ago, and even had it signed by Nolan Bushnell at SGC 2009! (too lazy to dig up the thread where I showed it off)

#102 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:38 PM

I was really, really young.. Maybe two or three years old, in 84 or 85!

#103 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:30 PM

Slightly older than this thread, but not by much.

#104 _rimusa_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:16 PM

18 years old, about a year ago :D

#105 retrorussell ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:06 AM

Probably 8 or 9. Before we bought one I played it at Sears or some other department stores.

#106 A_Locomotive OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:51 AM

I was I think around 8 years old or so. A friend of mine who lived on my street who was quite a bit older then me had one. More often then no when we hung out and played games it was his NES we played(he had damn near every game ever made for it) but on a few occasions he busted out the 2600, it was only just this year I finally got one for myself. :P

Edited by A_Locomotive, Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:51 AM.


#107 Blues76 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:18 PM

I was almost 6

#108 R.O.T.S OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 1, 2011 10:12 AM

It would be way back,i remember going round a school friends house and playing on an Atari 2600 (VCS) for the first time and that would be the early stages at high school (82-87).So it would be in the early part probably 82/83 which means as i was born in1971 that i would either have been 11 or 12.
Good memories though of Missile command,Pacman,Pele`s Soccer,Space Invaders.

#109 Jifremok OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:48 PM

There was already a 2600 where I lived when I was born; I have no memories of before gaming.

#110 Megaman Legends OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:04 PM

The only reason why I bought my atari with my small amount of allowance was that I heard about how combat was so awesome and i played it at my friends house ALOT

got me in my formative years ;-)




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