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I was 8 in 1978 and played combat on a display at K-Mart. I don't think I talked about anything else for four months and Santa left one under the tree that year.
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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 7:28 AM
I was 10 when we got the Atari 2600 with a Space Invaders cartridge
Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 7:44 AM
4-6 years old when my sisters got the woodgrain model. Before that, I remember being a toddler and messing with some of the dedicated 'Pong' machines, namely a strange set-up with a light gun and a discounted Odyssey. My brothers, mom, and aunts seemed to enjoy those along with a few drinks, heh.
Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 11:28 AM
I first got a 2600 when I was like 8, but no switch box so we never got to play it. But man was I fascinated by it... video games from before nintendo what could they be like? and in the end I discovered..... not bad games like asteroids and space invaders were just as good as one should expect.
Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 4:08 PM
December 1999. I was 14 going on 15 (January b-day).
I did get Activision Classics for PlayStation a year or two earlier, though.
Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 6:50 PM
A WAY lot older than most of you :-)
Still love the system.
Wish I could get all of the homebrews! Keep bring wonders to this system!
Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 8:10 PM
Probably played it a friend's house in 1978 or 1979 at 7 or 8 years old. We got our own around 1981. Asteroids and Adventure got the most attention early on. My dad would play Golf when we got it.
Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:09 AM
I got mine, a Darth Vader-Model, for Christmas 1982 (was seven Years old then). It came with Pac-Man. I'm still glad that my Mom bought it although it was not on my Wishlist; in fact, I didn't know that the Console existed until I got one .
Seems a lot of People in Germany started in that Year '82, `cause the Console wasn't released here as early as in the States. Often you bought your Stuff through Mailorder-Catalogues like Quelle, Neckermann or Otto: I was always happy when a new Catalogue arrived to see new Games for "my" Console (but was as often disappointed when looking at the Prices ..): A new Game costed about 130 DM - about 65 Dollars, I think. Later, when the 2600 wasn't the hot Stuff anymore - at least in the Eyes of most Customers - you could get original Games for about 40 DM as silver or red Labels (must have been around '84-'88).
In Germany, you could often find the (in)famous Clones of those Mailorders Dealers as a cheaper Alternative: those were e.g. 20 DM for the Quelle-Version of Enduro (Super-Ferrari), but most of the Times these were no clones of the "Hit-Games"...
Edited by Hoessi666, Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:11 AM.
Posted Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:38 AM
Mid-80s, since about 2 or whenever I could hold the controller, my parents had one when I was born. Got a bunch cheap during the crash. My dad was a local Pac-Man champion, but he played VCS Pac with me haha must have been painful for him.
Then the Christmas of '87 we got an NES Action Set, so the VCS took a bit of a back seat as I was super enamoured with Super Mario Bros.
Edited by Jinroh, Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:41 AM.
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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:34 PM
I got my first 2600 from a friend who had a friend who worked at Atari. It was a refurbished six switch version. I played the heck out of Demon Attack on it.
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