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    Well my first system was a super nintendo back in the day. It was christmas eve, and I wanted a sega genesis, so when I got it, I was jaded, but when I played it, it was magical. Me and my sister played for hours. My first game for it was super mario world, which is still one of my favorite games. A couple of days later, I shared the virus to my Sega-Friends.

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    NES. I was REALLY little but it was my first. The first system I rember playing alot though was SNES, and sega Genises.
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    Well, it was a long time ago, so I'm not entirely sure... but it must have been either the ColecoVision or my older brother's VIC-20. I don't remember when we got either of them, since I was probably only 1 or 2 years old at the time.

    The VIC-20 eventually became mine after my brother got a C-64 (And his C64 eventually became mine after my brother got an Amiga).

    Other than the VIC-20, the first game system I got that was really mine was a Gameboy, on what was probably the first Christmas that it was available (1989?). We never had a NES, so my parents finally gave in and bought me this and Super Mario Land. I was extremely happy, and I still have the Gameboy in question, still working perfectly fine (although the screen is kinda scratched up by now, and I somehow lost my Tetris cartridge ).

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    I got my first console at the grand ole age of 11, in early 1987. It was a Coleco Gemini (Atari 2600 clone) that we bought from a friend of mine. I kept it for a few years, but the controller ports in the Gemini were made of metal, and I bent them over time (connecting and disconnecting the joysticks too fast, too often). I remember that I thought that the Gemini's joysticks were at fault, but buying a pair of Atari Pro Joysticks (aka Atari 7800 joysticks) didn't solve the problem.

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    First played? NES. First owned? Game Boy, at the age of four. I don't remember opening it on Christmas, though. It wasn't something I was expecting... at all; the thought of a game system belonging to me was something inconceivable.

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    2600, but i cant remember if it was a 4 or a 6 switch. X-mas 1979...i was 5 ......great.....now i feel old
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    My first game console was an NES. I still have it.... and the box it came in....got it in 1987....I was 4 when we got it.....had to replace the cartridge port last year.

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    I'm sure this isn't the first time I've said this, but it's the NES for me. I grew up on it, I was raised on it, it was my best friend in my childhood, and I've even had it before I was born. It was bought for my brother when my mom was pregnant with me, but I adapted to it faster than he did. I've been playing that lil' grey box ever since I was two... it is almost like a member of the family. Even at fifteen years of age, it is still functioning perfectly today. I hope to have fifteen more years of its service, and then some.

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    First console bought for me as a gift: NES

    First console played: Atari 2600

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    NES, needless to say I still remember my dad setting it up...interestingly enough it was the only machine he needed to set up for me. oh the cheating the duck hunt...that was before I learned you can control the ducks with the second controller

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    Hey, The Collector, we're roughly the same age (you're one year older than me). This thread is starting to feel like I'm having a conversation with my cousins (who are all, except for the youngest one, currently aged between 17 and 21). Come on! Anyone else over 25 who feels like adding their 2 cents?

    BTW, the first console I remember playing is the ColecoVision, circa 1983, although I'm told that my uncles also used to have an Intellivision (which I don't remember at all).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Jaye
    Hey, The Collector, we're roughly the same age (you're one year older than me). This thread is starting to feel like I'm having a conversation with my cousins (who are all, except for the youngest one, currently aged between 17 and 21). Come on! Anyone else over 25 who feels like adding their 2 cents?

    BTW, the first console I remember playing is the ColecoVision, circa 1983, although I'm told that my uncles also used to have an Intellivision (which I don't remember at all).
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    1978: Dad got me and my brother an Atari 2600 from Sears. Costs $179.99, I still remember the price sticker on it. Came with Air Sea Battle, no combat in Sears at that time. What a blast! We used to bet on who gets to 99 first on all the settings. Ugh, me old too! Then we shelled out 28.00 for Warlords...my brother's choice. I wanted Missile Command, and we fought in the store, so my Dad flipped a coin right there in the store, and he won! Rats! Warlords was cool though.
    Also...I played some little crap-o-la games on the TS-1000 computer, but then I bought a Vic 20 for $99.00 from K-Mart. It was that or the TI 99 4/A.
    Ok...really, the first system we got was PONG BABY! $80.00 for blip blip! That's a lot of money for back then, if you figure inflation into it. My Dad was a really nice guy, eh? Have Fun everyone!

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    I'm a little embarassed to say that my first game console was an Odyssey2. My mom's friend bought one as well... apparently, Magnovox hired some REALLY good salespeople in our area.
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    My first system that I owned and played was a NES Action Set. The first video game system in my house was a Magnavox Odyssey 2...I was little and had no idea what video games were when I got my NES so I had no idea that down in our basement was this Odyssey 2. Of course it is now hooked up along side all my other systems.
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    My first system? Atari 2600 1st generation (plastic case) . And I still have it with the box!! this system rocks!!!

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    My first system was a woody Atari 2600 which my brother and I got for Christmas '79 (I was 8) then the NES in '86. First system I ever bought myself was the Genesis in '89.
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    Nes for me. It seems like a person's first system is invariably their favourite system today. I'd like to know what percentage of DPer's have a favourite system that is NOT the first one they owned, or is one that they discovered recently (ie: didn't play in childhood).
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    First system i played: 2600. I always loved Chopper Command

    First system i owned: NES

    I got my NES on X-mas 1990 along with Super Mario 3, i didnt stop playing that system untill X-mas '92 when i got a Genesis and Sonic 2.

    I still have my orginal Genesis but i long ago sold the orginal NES to a kid down the street...i have since rebought a NES and SMB3

    As for favorite, well that would be my Genesis. I've owned it the longest and have the most games and game related memories with it.

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