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#4081 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1029 Posts   Joined 1.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:22 AM

Why? Nothing bad possibly could've happen-...oh, oh damn. Uhhh...

 

Earliest gaming memory was not understanding the fucking point of Tetris because I thought you were supposed to build the highest most solid tower you can and not understanding why I kept sucking so bad. It wasn't until much, much later (like middle school) where I realized the whole point of the game and continued to suck and lose to my sister.

 

I Also remember like when I was 7 or 8 or whenever the hell Time Killers came out that, the noise of when one of the players died always scared the bejeezus out of me. Like I don't know why, I don't think I had a Rod and/or Todd Flanders upbringing since I enjoyed Mortal Kombat, but just seeing someone with no arms suddenly lose their head and the thing ended just freaked me out.

I did the same thing with Tetris! Same age.

 

My dad got it and I hadn't seen him play it. I had no idea wtf I was doing or why the level kept ending. He came home and thought me and my sister's complete lack of understanding of the game was hilarious, and finally showed us how to play.


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#4082 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Thatguy1513

Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:24 AM

Well, today was a shitty fucking day. Was in Charlottesville to volunteer with crisis work and it was fucking terrifying.

Tell me something funny or positive, or to keep on topic, your earliest gaming memory.

My earliest gaming memory is super smash bros... Melee... On the GameCube. (Because I'm a damn millennial)

#4083 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2241 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:29 AM

My earliest gaming memory is probably Super Mario World, but I've played it so much for so long that it blends together. The stuff that really sticks out came slightly later with either Yoshi's Island, Sonic 1 or 2 at a friend's, or my Gameboy Pocket days with Pokemon Blue, 6 Golden Coins, and Warioland.

Best gaming memory was the various LAN shenanigans I had with both roommates and long distances friends from my sort of clan, and the old Smash Bros gatherings we had like 10-15 years ago. If you ever want jolly, try to get something like that set up, though it's a bit harder with current Xbox/PS4 because of the low number of LAN capable games.


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#4084 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   3772 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:29 AM

So you prefer your gaming habits being driven by a meaningless number and not by playing games that aren't "garbage"?

I get the games for "free", achievements motivate me to try them out, usually long enough to confirm that yes gianna twisted sisters is garbage and I move on. I get more value out of the console that I bought and games that I pay for. It's a good system.


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#4085 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11874 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:31 AM

I did the same thing with Tetris! Same age.

 

My dad got it and I hadn't seen him play it. I had no idea wtf I was doing or why the level kept ending. He came home and thought me and my sister's complete lack of understanding of the game was hilarious, and finally showed us how to play.

Mine took a damn epiphany of just staring at someone playing and slowly piecing it together. Like I said, it was years in the making and not understanding and looking back now I don't know how I couldn't piece it together. Then again I realize I suck at puzzle games and have never ever solved one of those 8 piece sliding puzzle things in real life or in games without a damn guide.

 

My earliest gaming memory is super smash bros... Melee... On the GameCube. (Because I'm a damn millennial)

*Angrily looks for a dislike button just out of older out of touch spite*


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#4086 chriscolbert   Push Me, Pull Me CAGiversary!   2706 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

chriscolbert

Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:50 AM

My earliest memory was sadly going to the Radio Shack in the local mall where I'm guessing it was Pitfall they had set up on a computer and I would just sit and play for however long my parents would let me. I didn't get my own system until the NES had been out for a while and so by default it was all Super Mario then.

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#4087 praxus07  

Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:56 AM

My earliest gaming memory is playing on the Star Wars arcade console in the K-Mart arcade as a kid. K-Mart actually had a full fledged arcade, like a smaller version of Flynn's Arcade in Tron, in the back of the store. That is until a knock-off (can't remember the name of it) chuck e cheese clone opened in the same building. God I miss that welfare american cheese pizza.
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#4088 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4457 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:00 AM

Earliest memory:

 

 

 

Back in my day all we needed was a joystick and a button or two.

 

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#4089 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11874 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:18 AM

Earliest memory:

 

Back in my day all we needed was a joystick and a button or two.

 

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Shut up, grandpa! You just don't get it! Now excuse me while I get to second base with my virtual girlfriend.

 

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#4090 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   8964 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:20 AM

Good investment, you won't regret it, likely to save you hundreds in battery costs as well.

True but that came from my Xbox One X pre-order funds lol. Ehh, it's time to build that up again.

 

The only way to improve it is to remove it. Ruining gaming since 2005.

You mean enhancing it since 2005. I believe a game's life can be extended with the use of good achievements. There's a ton you can do in a game these days and true some achievements and devs have gone overboard but overall I love setting a goal once the overall goal of beating a game is completed. Each game in the Mass Effect trilogy have given me hours of play and largely in part due to the achievements I strived to get in the end but yeah it doesn't hurt the games are excellent. Garbage games to play for achievements, not me though. I've hit 100,000 anyways, just cruising on through now. Meh, I'd play more of my Nintendo games more if they had achievements to be honest.

Achievements mainly have shown me most gamers have ADD and give up on games within a few hours of playing them.

Stands up from computer char, "Um hi, my name is Spybreaker and I have gaming ADD." In unison, Hi Spybreaker.  :wave:

 

Well, today was a shitty fucking day. Was in Charlottesville to volunteer with crisis work and it was fucking terrifying.

 

Tell me something funny or positive, or to keep on topic, your earliest gaming memory.

Haven't paid attention to any news so I was like what the hell happened in Charlottesville today? Jesus, ignorance is bliss.

 

Wow, glad you made it out of there ok, what a disgusting scene that was.
Earliest gaming memory maybe playing Combat with my grandpa on the 2600.

Oh man me too! Combat was the shit, 15 games in 1 yo! Well I don't know how they tried to market it lol but yeah bunch of different game modes in that one. I also watched my Uncle play Dune II, oh them were the days.

 

My earliest gaming memory is super smash bros... Melee... On the GameCube. (Because I'm a damn millennial)

Opens mouth and points finger in unison of all the other people in this thread.

Also as someone who was born in '84, down with millennials!

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Back in my day all we needed was a joystick and a button or two.

 

:goes back to rocking chair:

Cranky Kong, that you?

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:wiiu: Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Maker, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

:xbox: Call of Duty 4: MW Series, GRiD 2, Forza Horizon

:3ds: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
:D Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, Assassin's Creed: Origins


#4091 Previously someTooL  

Previously someTooL

Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:38 AM

Earliest memory:

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Back in my day all we needed was a joystick and a button or two.

:goes back to rocking chair:


This...and some missle command and a very bad looking pacman game.

I still have my original Atari, joystick, and a load of the original games. My Mom passed away about eight years ago and while cleaning out her home I found the mother load. She was cool and loved watching me play. Even would tell people how she supported it because it built hand eye coordination lol.

#4092 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   7345 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Mr_hockey66

Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:02 AM

Earliest game. Memory for me is getting the nes system and popping in Mario brothers. Hooked from that moment.


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#4093 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1029 Posts   Joined 1.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:09 AM

My cousin had an Atari 2600 and got me playing it when my aunt would babysit. That might be where I got my first real love of games, shitty Pac-Man and all. Then my mom got an IBM PC-Junior at a yard sale, she used to work for a newspaper and wanted to have a computer to type on. It came with a ton of games, including the early King's Quest, and me and my sister played it for hours. The witch always got us, though.

 

Just got a call from my best friend's husband (the friends I play Borderlands with) that she was hit in the car attack that's all over the news. I was there 20 minutes later and had no idea she was being treated by EMS, and I've since made the drive home. I'm not the praying type, but if you are, all positive thoughts are welcome.


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#4094 mebegod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   518 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:09 AM

My earliest gaming memory was getting a NES for Christmas when I was 5 and me and my family taking turns playing tetris all night

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#4095 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4090 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:50 AM

Some interesting answers from Slime Rancher dev AMA

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#4096 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11874 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:55 AM

My cousin had an Atari 2600 and got me playing it when my aunt would babysit. That might be where I got my first real love of games, shitty Pac-Man and all. Then my mom got an IBM PC-Junior at a yard sale, she used to work for a newspaper and wanted to have a computer to type on. It came with a ton of games, including the early King's Quest, and me and my sister played it for hours. The witch always got us, though.

 

Just got a call from my best friend's husband (the friends I play Borderlands with) that she was hit in the car attack that's all over the news. I was there 20 minutes later and had no idea she was being treated by EMS, and I've since made the drive home. I'm not the praying type, but if you are, all positive thoughts are welcome.

I Can't promise much, but I promise I will post as many dumb, insignificant posts I can to help distract you in this shit hole time right now and hope for the best.

 

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#4097 Z-Saber   Dancing is about butts now CAGiversary!   5444 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:57 AM

Because everyone was curious how I feel about achievements, I'll tell you.

I understand the appeal of them and don't fault anyone for trying to go for them most of the time, but the people who boggle me are the ones who make purchasing decisions based on achievements, either buying a game because they're easy or avoiding it because they're absurdly difficult or literally impossible, or force themselves to play horrendous garbage games to score fake points. At no point does either circumstance make sense to me.

You've also got PlayStation players who avoid games that don't have a platinum trophy. Could be a fun, inexpensive way to spend time and yet you'll pass it up because in the end you won't have a virtual trophy? Seriously?

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#4098 TheOldGuy  

TheOldGuy

Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:57 AM

I had a home console version of Pong which displayed on the TV screen in black and white. The console was just for one game. I thought the heavens had opened up when we got an Atari 2600 (still my favorite console of all time).

#4099 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   3772 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:01 AM

I get more out of my game by going for the achievements, sure the points are meaningless but its just fun to go for. I've enjoyed all the time i put into MCC hunting achievements, sure the end goal is pointless but the journey was great.


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#4100 Travisntucker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Travisntucker

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:05 AM

While technically not my earliest gaming memory, the earliest pivotal one was my parents finally tracking down a NES in 1988. My father hooked it up that night and together we stayed up to midnight taking turns on Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. The next morning, we woke up at 6AM and started again. We skipped breakfast. We briefly stopped for lunch and then went back to it. We stayed up close to midnight again.

‚ÄčAt the time, my father usually worked 6 days a week, 12 hour days. Him taking that Saturday off to do that was amazing. I don't think my 5 year old self could have been happier. Even though he got out of gaming shortly thereafter (once he went through SMB without warps and without losing a life he felt like he was done), it just ignited my love for the artform. 



#4101 akathatoneguy   Use your turn signal CAGiversary!   865 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

akathatoneguy

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:11 AM

Damn, GGP...hope your friend is OK! Sorry you were anywhere near that today.

I don't know if this is my earliest gaming memory, but it strikes a good balance between early and positive...

My Dad had an Atari and this Winter Games game that we'd play late into the night after my stepmom went to bed when I saw him on weekends. That was not long before he got an NES (I must have been 5 or 6- I'm 38 now) and we had tons of fun competing in that game. Years later him, my bro, stepbro and I would do the same thing with other games, with our EA NHL tourneys standing out most in my mind.

I haven't thought about that damned Atari game in forever, lol. My dad died earlier this year and overall it hasn't been as hard as I'd have expected (we weren't very close last few yrs, kinda complicated) but sometimes I remember stuff like that and I'm filled with this really weird blend of happiness/melancholy/thankfulness. So now I've turned this post into kind of a weird downer, but damn it I get to typing and keep going and before I know it I ahhh Fuck it I'm just gonna hit "post" now.

But seriously, I don't pray much but will pray for your friend GGP. Glad you're ok.

#4102 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2119 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:15 AM

Well, today was a shitty fucking day. Was in Charlottesville to volunteer with crisis work and it was fucking terrifying.

 

Tell me something funny or positive, or to keep on topic, your earliest gaming memory.

Either using a pencil to drag back and forth across the A and B button on the NES controller to spam them, or using hands on the Power Pad to run faster or make your player jump a longer distance :)  I've been cheating from the beginning



#4103 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   407 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:17 AM

Earliest memory:

 

 

 

Back in my day all we needed was a joystick and a button or two.

 

:goes back to rocking chair:

2 player Combat! for me, big plane vs 3 little ones



#4104 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2241 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:20 AM

I didn't realize I was so young compared to the rest of the regulars. At 29 I'm on the higher end of age compared to the people I hang out with, but sounds like most of you are late 30s at least.

Until someone chimes in with their earliest memory being some early seventh gen game like Dead Rising or Twilight Princess I guess.


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#4105 Sunrisecityrider   Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down CAGiversary!   2282 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Sunrisecityrider

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:26 AM

I did the same thing with Tetris! Same age.

My dad got it and I hadn't seen him play it. I had no idea wtf I was doing or why the level kept ending. He came home and thought me and my sister's complete lack of understanding of the game was hilarious, and finally showed us how to play.


That's a good story. Like this type of stuff. I know you said you had a rough relationship with your pops. Who the hell doesnt though? Tell him this story and see if he remembers.

#4106 Sunrisecityrider   Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down CAGiversary!   2282 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Sunrisecityrider

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:30 AM

My cousin had an Atari 2600 and got me playing it when my aunt would babysit. That might be where I got my first real love of games, shitty Pac-Man and all. Then my mom got an IBM PC-Junior at a yard sale, she used to work for a newspaper and wanted to have a computer to type on. It came with a ton of games, including the early King's Quest, and me and my sister played it for hours. The witch always got us, though.

Just got a call from my best friend's husband (the friends I play Borderlands with) that she was hit in the car attack that's all over the news. I was there 20 minutes later and had no idea she was being treated by EMS, and I've since made the drive home. I'm not the praying type, but if you are, all positive thoughts are welcome.


Damn. Fucked up world full of fucked up people. Your friend was doing a good American thing. Thoughts are with you and the victims of that act of violence tonight.

#4107 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   8189 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:33 AM

2 player Combat! for me, big plane vs 3 little ones

Two tanks with super bouncy bullets was my fav.

 

EDIT - OH SHIT I forgot about invisible tanks!

 

EDIT - Here's a sampling of all of them.

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#4108 Sunrisecityrider   Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down CAGiversary!   2282 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Sunrisecityrider

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:35 AM

Either using a pencil to drag back and forth across the A and B button on the NES controller to spam them, or using hands on the Power Pad to run faster or make your player jump a longer distance :) I've been cheating from the beginning


That pencil trick was way old school. I did it on mortal kombat xl recently.

#4109 akathatoneguy   Use your turn signal CAGiversary!   865 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

akathatoneguy

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:39 AM

Two tanks with super bouncy bullets was my fav.


Quoted for MF truth! That was the best way to solve disputes of just prove sibling/friend supremacy back then lol.

#4110 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11874 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:52 AM

I didn't realize I was so young compared to the rest of the regulars. At 29 I'm on the higher end of age compared to the people I hang out with, but sounds like most of you are late 30s at least.

Until someone chimes in with their earliest memory being some early seventh gen game like Dead Rising or Twilight Princess I guess.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spines ripped out of men's bodies after looking at a GamePro magazine guide. Men willing to do anything to see nude pixelated pyramids on a 32-bit female. All those moments will be lost, like dust in a cartridge.

 

Also I'm 30.


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