How Did You Find Video Games?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Skullgirlsfanboy, Sep 13, 2014.

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  1. Skullgirlsfanboy

    Skullgirlsfanboy Thread Master (According to Dekillsage)

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    Hi! It's super late/early, and I was online, soo...
    Here's a new thread!:PUN:

    This is pretty much just for your Origin Story.
    I started gaming so young that my mom made me stop to learn to read and write before I could continue! (Good 'ol Sega Genesis!)

    As for Fighters, it was watching Tokido V. Xian at Evo 2013, and I took it from there!

    So, what's YOUR story?
     
  2. /V/ice~

    /V/ice~ Member

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    Valentine
    Parasoul
    Well, I was basically born with a keyboard or a controller in my hands. My brothers used to sneak out to play SNES on several places around town. As for me, I've been a PC gamer since I was 4 years old, when my mom's co-worker installed Commander Keen 4 on her computer for me to play while I was with her at work, and I remember that being the very first game I played. Then it came The Need for Speed and then the NES with Super Mario Bros, Super C, Megaman, Megaman 2 and Duck Hunt. Later, played Prince of Persia on PC. I have only beat that game once in my life, and I still have no idea on how I did it ;_;

    On the SNES I played Mortal Kombat, game that actually defined my childhood. Played Street Fighter aswell, but I liked more Mortal Kombat

    Then I got my first FPS: HeXen. Then HeXen II, Rainbow Six, Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Delta Force and ending with Deus Ex, all obviously on PC. I carried on with Mortal Kombat on PSX, along with Crash Bandicoot. Back in the day, I didn't know any english, and if I knew, it was really broken, so I couldn't understand things from Deus Ex, but the futuristic stuff got my attention, and I played it at the same time that my brother put me with him to watch The Matrix together, and so it got my interest on Cyberpunk stuff
     
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  3. KaboomKid

    KaboomKid Sure would be nice. ...TUNA FISH!

    I remember this topic was addressed a bit in the old Games That Are Important to You thread, so it's pretty much the same story for me here.

    I think I was inevitably doomed to enjoy video games though. Even if I had somehow ignored our Atari, or avoided playing Super Mario Bros. with my friend, I surely would have been distracted by our neighbor's copy of Batman on NES, or eventually the Ninja Turtles Arcade game. Cartoons and toys were just a big part of my childhood, so there was no way I would have avoided video games for long, especially with how much fun a lot of those old licensed titles were.

    This reminds me of how close I came to ignoring some games though. My brother was actually the one that convinced me to rent my first Megaman game (MM2), and I don't remember our rental stores carrying any other Megaman titles after that until MMX came out. One of my other friends was also a regular at the local arcade, so if not for a chance outing with him, I might never have been introduced to Street Fighter 2 either.

    I also wouldn't have revisited RPG's if it wasn't for the Virtual Boy! Dragon Warrior had left such a bad impression on me as a kid, that I totally avoided the genre for years. However, what caught my eye one day was the Nintendo Power issue with Virtual Boy featured on the cover. Hours later, after glossing over the Virtual Boy article, I actually found myself drooling over the screenshots of Chrono Trigger in the back of the book. I had already convinced myself that games like Secret of Mana and FF3 weren't worth my time until then, so I'm pretty certain that I would have ignored CT if it wasn't for that magazine.

    Thanks Virtual Boy!
     
  4. Skullgirlsfanboy

    Skullgirlsfanboy Thread Master (According to Dekillsage)

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    I love the Virtual Boy... it's so bad.
    :PUN:
     
  5. Liam

    Liam ... Administrator

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    Make your next thread about your plan of attack on how you will win Evo.

    Also I got a Nes when I was a kid and then I was video game.
     
  6. Skullgirlsfanboy

    Skullgirlsfanboy Thread Master (According to Dekillsage)

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    That's actually a great idea! I was literally just saying "what'll my thread be today?", so good timing! I'll do that once I get settled in my new house!
     
  7. Gimmie$20$Dolla

    Gimmie$20$Dolla Secretly telling secret secrets, secretly.

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    Really? Another thread
     
  8. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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    when I was a little babby Sano jr., my family had an old NES top loader, and it wouldnt work all the time. but when it did, we had so much fun with it. my favorite game was Flying Warriors. love that game. best NES soundtrack.

    then we got an N64, and I would still play games just not as much and we also eventually got a PS1. then we got a PS2 and I played a lot of Sony games like Jak and Daxter (whole trilogy), lots of Ratchet and Clank, and so on and so forth. it all kinda went up from there.
     
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  9. Stuff

    Stuff Lore Master Lord of Lore

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    Well it was a Saturday and Power Rangers/cartoons weren't on and the neighbor kids weren't around at the time so I went go see if there was something else to do and my sister owned a genesis with that genesis 6 pack I mostly played Streets of Rage Sonic 1 and Golden Axe. From then on I was doomed to cry about mostly every modern Sonic game ever. Thanks, Sega. Where's Streets of Rage 4 Sega? Why was SoR 3 not as good as the other 2? What about Golden Axe why'd you fuck that up too?

    I was like 4? Maybe 5 I don't even know how old I am currently.
     
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  10. BlackRoseAngel

    BlackRoseAngel The EVIL Ice Cream Lady

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    I've been gaming since 1979, and this is the first game I ever played.

    [​IMG]

    A small wonder that looks like crap by today's standards, but it was still a fun waste of $.25 and it was co-op!

    There's something about the old 80s arcades that Steam, XBL and PSN are just never gonna be able to duplicate. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Galaga. Tons of games you've probably never heard of too, like Time Pilot, Phoenix or Battlezone. Oh sweeties, you missed out.

    I'd better end on that before I sound like an old crone talking about walking 50 miles to school uphill in 10 feet of snow both ways.
     
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  11. gllt

    gllt Dedicated

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    My mom played SNES with me because she thought it was good for me. Look how far we've come.
     
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  12. KaboomKid

    KaboomKid Sure would be nice. ...TUNA FISH!

    If it's any consolation...thanks for being one of those folks that help me, and my Atari, feel young for a change! We mid-80's kids were pretty spoiled when it came to video games, after all.
     
  13. /V/ice~

    /V/ice~ Member

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    Geez, I always tried to get my parents into gaming, but they didn't really enjoyed it. I'm a bit jelly now, that's awesome. All I got was my mom watching Pokémon with me D:
     
  14. BlackRoseAngel

    BlackRoseAngel The EVIL Ice Cream Lady

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    Well I'm not THAT old. ^_~ (yet...)

    My parents hated my video games too, they kept demanding I go outside or do homework. Yet, they kept buying them...weird.
     
  15. Skullgirlsfanboy

    Skullgirlsfanboy Thread Master (According to Dekillsage)

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    I tried to get my mom into games, and she was great at Skylanders, but Fighters? Not gonna happen! But she's great!:PUN:
     
  16. KaboomKid

    KaboomKid Sure would be nice. ...TUNA FISH!

    Yeah, my mom was pretty awesome. Since we had to turn the console off every night, she'd play Super Mario Bros. during the day while I was at school. She'd actually play up to the stage I was on the night before, and then hand it off to me when I got home. By the end of it all, she totally knew how to make it to Bowser's final castle by herself, and could even do that staircase scoring trick that gave you all of the extra 1-UPs. Beating that game was a real team effort!

    My dad had his moments too. One time, my pals and I rented Lethal Enforcers on SNES, but we were having trouble beating it. After hours of us playing, my dad suddenly came in, picked up the lightgun for the first time, and then proceeded to beat the whole game on one life, starting with the hardest level first. He made it look so easy, and even mocked the game villains while he was playing! We were literally speechless.
     
  17. Skullgirlsfanboy

    Skullgirlsfanboy Thread Master (According to Dekillsage)

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    Gotta love those epic parent moments!:PUN:
     
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  18. /V/ice~

    /V/ice~ Member

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    Same here. Sometimes parenting doesn't make sense at all. I remember I got grounded in middle school: no videogames until the school year was over, and then my mom only allowed me to play games on weekends and holidays

    Reminds me of that Animal Crossing story that I read online
     
  19. drewski

    drewski Well-Known Member

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    My grandma bought a Genesis with Sonic 2 for my sister when I was 3 or something. She never used it past the first week so it basically became mine. :p
     
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  20. KaboomKid

    KaboomKid Sure would be nice. ...TUNA FISH!

    What story was that? I thought Animal Crossing saved your progress. Was the mom trying to moderate an argument between her kid and Mr. Resetti?
     
  21. BlackRoseAngel

    BlackRoseAngel The EVIL Ice Cream Lady

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    Yeah, my father would hide my NES for weeks at a time whenever he got pissed off...
     
  22. /V/ice~

    /V/ice~ Member

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    Mr. Vice or something like that
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    Parasoul
     
  23. KaboomKid

    KaboomKid Sure would be nice. ...TUNA FISH!

    Wow, that's amazing. I noticed some people on there were saying that they believed the story was fake, but I don't think it really matters. Bottom line is, if you haven't hugged your parents in a while, then do it while you still can!
     
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  24. Jimbob

    Jimbob Fumako

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    Fukua
    Power Rangers on the snes, god damn it.
     
  25. Squire Grooktook

    Squire Grooktook The wind blew all day long

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    Mom had me starting off with Ducktales and Super Mario Bros 1 on Nes. Had to play bunch of a Nes before I could touch the Super Nes. Gotta play Contra before you can touch the big boy stuff.

    (that and my older brother was hogging it)
     
  26. BlackRoseAngel

    BlackRoseAngel The EVIL Ice Cream Lady

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    Ms. Fortune
    Eliza
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    Where did you people get all these gaming friendly parents?
     
  27. Squire Grooktook

    Squire Grooktook The wind blew all day long

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    My parents were always of the opinion that video games forced you to think and built puzzle solving/problem solving skills that would do the opposite of rot your brain.
     
  28. Sky'sTheLimit

    Sky'sTheLimit Smasher of Not-So-Epic Proportions

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    I never thought I'd be able to answer this question.
    Well, it all started when I was around 2 or 3 and I was at my grandmother's house. She had an NES and it had Super Mario Bros. 3. My dad decided that I'd enjoy it, so he showed me how to play by putting my thumbs and fingers on the controller, but he pressed them for me. And my uncle had a Sega Genesis that he showed me how to play when I was 7, and my first game I played for that was Sonic the Hedgehog 2. After those experiences, I was off playing as much games as I could, be it Super Mario 64 or any other game. As for how I got into the fighting genre, Super Smash Bros. Melee started that off, and now I just love the genre as a whole, no matter how bad at the game I am. *cough*Tekken*cough*
     
  29. BlackRoseAngel

    BlackRoseAngel The EVIL Ice Cream Lady

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    Ms. Fortune
    Eliza
    Squigly
    My parents likened it to crack.
     
  30. LaCheshireZorua

    LaCheshireZorua People die when they are dead.

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    That's a good outlook to have.

    I started out one Christmas morning when my family bought me a Nintendo 64, with Pokemon Snap and Mario Party 2. (This was actually my first Mario game ever; yeah, I didn't start with the platformers, I started with the friendship killer.) Then I believe the Christmas after that was when I got my Gameboy Color with... Pokemon Blue, I believe it was. After that, my mother and grandmother would promise me that I could get a new game if I did well in school and behaved, etcetera etcetera. So I did, and my collection on those two gradually grew.

    I remember going to school in grandma's car, and along the way I would just be playing Pokemon on the Gameboy Color. Then, when we arrived at school, I would stash it someplace safe in her car, then continue where I left off after school was over. I would always switch between the different ones that I had, so that I would never get bored of any of them. (At one point, I actually had all three North American Gen I games, two of the three Gen II games, and all three of the Gen 3 games plus the two remakes of Red and Green.)

    While I was still there, I also got a Gamecube when that came out, with Luigi's Mansion, later getting other games on that system like Sonic Adventure 2 and Pikmin.

    I made friends at school over these games. I have fond memories talking to these friends over these games. So, I guess I can sort of say that I grew up on Nintendo, and Nintendo gave me a social life. (My Asperger's was REALLY strong when I was younger, so I was usually pacing next to a wall, near my classroom, and not being much of a social butterfly otherwise.) I figured I should share this, since everyone was sharing their origin story's here.
     
  31. KaboomKid

    KaboomKid Sure would be nice. ...TUNA FISH!

    I think my mom was cool with video games from the start, but my dad was more iffy. In general, my parents probably just underestimated how engaging these games were, and how much I'd end up preferring them over baseball and basketball. By the time middle school started, they knew I wasn't on the path to gettin' Dem Scholarships, so they were just gradually more accepting of my choice of hobbies. I do wonder sometimes though, what they would do differently with me if they had a second chance.

    Btw, thanks for sharing these stories everybody. It's cool to read everyone's experiences. I'm actually still thrown off when I hear people say their first console experience was on the N64. I remember when the hype for that system was sooo crazy, and it was like it was never comin' out.
     
  32. Sky'sTheLimit

    Sky'sTheLimit Smasher of Not-So-Epic Proportions

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    If I may, I'd suggest everyone do what my biology teacher does along with hugging your parents. "Live the dream. Everyday."
     
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  33. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    In a steam sale, probably.
     
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  34. BlackRoseAngel

    BlackRoseAngel The EVIL Ice Cream Lady

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    [​IMG] HEY-O!
     
  35. /V/ice~

    /V/ice~ Member

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    >tfw Steam wasn't even born on 93
     
  36. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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  37. BlackRoseAngel

    BlackRoseAngel The EVIL Ice Cream Lady

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  38. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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  39. +5 Necromancer

    +5 Necromancer That member no one directly likes

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    I first played on my dads NES (probably Super mario bros) since I was, I dunno, 2-3 years old?
    Still can my Dr Willy stage code on Mega man 2 since I was 3-4 years old ;)

    My first very own game was Pokémon blue!
     
  40. Clawsome Bombs

    Clawsome Bombs H E I S T B O Y S before GTAV lol

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    I remember my SNES with Super Mario Land, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Mortal Kombat
    Me and my mom played those middle two together all the time
    It was where I learned that r is the toppest of tiers when it comes to letters
    Never failed

    Hm uh
    And later down the line I had an N64 with Dankey Kang 64, Megaman 64, Super Mario 64, Let's Get Ready To Rumble, and Pokemon Colosseum (I remember when catching Shadow Lugia was the hypest thing in the world, but then I got XD and oh ho shit that was one of my fav games eva)

    Still waiting for another Colosseum with an actual story
     

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