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danielrbischoff



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: What age did you first start playing games? Reply with quote

I really got into video games when I turned 5 and was given a Game Boy for my birthday. It's what started my long love affair with Yoshi (not Yoshi Cookie goddamit). What age did you start heavily investing yourself in video games?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I was five or six when my fathers co-worker gave his old dos computer to my family. It had Doom, Prince of Persia, Duke Nukem 2, somekind of a Indy Racing game and Super Karts.

Now I need to get my hands on Super Karts again.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the days of Amiga/Atari my brothers would play and I'd watch. Then I'd have a go at some games and obviously suck at them, I'd be about 7 at the time.

Gameboy was probably MY first gaming system. I schooled Donkey Kong Land and Wario Land on that bad boy. To sum up, I reckon 8 is when I started playing them.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 or 5 with an Atari and NES. I would say that I have always been invested in games. Played with siblings and friends, but my heaviest investment would probably be my 16th bday when I bought myself a N64.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about 2 when my first memory of video games was created. I was playing Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What age did you first start playing games? Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
I really got into video games when I turned 5 and was given a Game Boy for my birthday. It's what started my long love affair with Yoshi (not Yoshi Cookie goddamit). What age did you start heavily investing yourself in video games?


Same, except for the whole Yoshi obsession. Weirdo.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also the GameBoy. There was some pc stuff before that but the Game Boy sealed the deal. Got my first one when I was 5 or 6.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pre-Game Boy flirting was mostly with the NES.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember going to help out at my dad's video store as a kid. If we worked hard he would let us take a rental NES home for a couple of days.

Whoa, just had a memory of coaxial cables...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must have been when I was 9 or 10. My parents got a computer for my brother and I, and we played the SHIT out of Star Wars: Dark Forces. And educational games. And backyard baseball. And then my love affair with the PC continued from there, unabated.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 years old on Mortal Kombat on the Sega Genesis. I remember my cousin babysitting me and seeing him rip Scorpion's mask off and burn the other player. i was completely shocked and wanted to do it too. Turned out I beat him a lot even at 2 years old. Later that year my mom got me a Genesis for Christmas and it came with Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I remember the system was faulty and we took it back to Circuit City to exchange it. My only other system was an SNES on my 5th or 6th Christmas and I got Mortal Kombat, Cool World, and Math Blaster. I got a GameBoy with just Tetris on my 7th birthday and I actually never got any games for it after that except Galaga. Of course later on I got other consoles but those were the first.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking about this, it was super awesome to watch my 5 and 6 year old play Portal 2 today. I was surprised by some of the things they got and mostly bored by the amount of time they spent doing the interactions and just giggling.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have memories of playing games from 2-years-old, you stupid bags of dicks.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
You don't have memories of playing games from 2-years-old, you stupid bags of dicks.


You sir, were never hugged as a child. This is also why I remember why I don't post on the GR forums...too many douche bags. (Most of you guys are fine), but too many douche bags.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a sega genesis growing up and then a nes. I was around around 3 or 4 years old. I used to love me some sonic the hedgehog. I remember I saved up all my happy meal tickets from mcdonalds so they would send me a copy of sonic 2 in the mail. I was so young I grew tired of waiting for it and had forgotten I had even done it. Was a nice surprise the morning it came.

Sonic the hedgehog. Mortal Kombat. Space Jam and Earl!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ivory_Soul wrote:
used44 wrote:
You don't have memories of playing games from 2-years-old, you stupid bags of dicks.


You sir, were never hugged as a child. This is also why I remember why I don't post on the GR forums...too many douche bags. (Most of you guys are fine), but too many douche bags.


Oh boo. It was a joke.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
Ivory_Soul wrote:
used44 wrote:
You don't have memories of playing games from 2-years-old, you stupid bags of dicks.


You sir, were never hugged as a child. This is also why I remember why I don't post on the GR forums...too many douche bags. (Most of you guys are fine), but too many douche bags.


Oh boo. It was a joke.


Sure doesn't sound like one. Might want to reword your "jokes" next time.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stick around the forums and maybe you'll get a sense for our intense camaraderie that allows for such bad/mean jokes.

Or go write a review for Unreal Tournament, whatever.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sourdeez wrote:
I saved up all my happy meal tickets from mcdonalds so they would send me a copy of sonic 2 in the mail.


Was that a thing? That's amazing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
Stick around the forums and maybe you'll get a sense for our intense camaraderie that allows for such bad/mean jokes.



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