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Manic Miner on the BBC Micro in 1983... started my love of computer gaming.
Other memorable games... Elite on ZX Spectrum, and Dungeon Master on Atari ST.
Why were games so much more fun back then... is it just a romantic idea of childhood, or was it because the technology was so new and exciting? Are we all just spoiled in these days of big budget, movie-like games? /sighhhhhhh :)
It was something on a TRS-80 provided by my mid-school to improve typing skills. '78 or '79 I believe. If you typed the right thing, in the right amount of time, you were rewarded with simple scrolling animations and a higher difficulty level...
My first "real" computer game was text based on an Apple 2e which we loaded via tape drive. Something about pirates who incessantly "chortled".
I remember the Sierra/Dynamic ACES! flying sim series in DOS/3.0 - I assume this is the oldest game I had because it booted from a 5 1/4" floppy. Then again I remember my dad's friend giving me a 3 1/2" disk that, to this day, probably the ties amongst the best things I've ever received as a gift..
All the Microsoft Encarta minigames
I think my first purchase, however, was Warcraft: Orcs vs. Humans.
Edited by Joust#1207 on 7/28/2012 7:55 AM PDT
Chips Challenge, Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Outlive, (Having almost same concept as SC), WC2, Operation Flashpoint, Daggerfall. That was about errr 11-12 years ago. Thanks microsoft for your windows 98
Baldur's gate - BioWare.. well pretty good company, successful one. Mass effect? (srsly it's BioWare > EA at this point)
Operation Flashpoint - Bohemia ..ARMA 2? they're kinda good
Daggerfall - Who doesn't know? IT'S 2ND ELDER SCROLL if someone doesn't know..and still..srsly. Bethesda? ofc they're success fallout series, TES win.
WC2 - Blizzard.. Woopsie... "You cannot defeat your own terror~" - Jay Wilson [joke]
Edited by ramses#6840 on 7/29/2012 5:56 AM PDT
Wow, just looking at the first page of posts I feel old, I think my first game was Pong or Space Invaders...back then my dad wouldn't let me play the computer until I had got my multiplications correct i think, and though I was crap at this he did relent and switch it to spelling and reading lol
@Neillien, Elite...what a classic! Only ever made it to Dangerous I think :p
Edited by Sparhawke#2895 on 7/29/2012 2:54 PM PDT
I have a feeling that my "first" game was one of those titles where you went room to room in a dungeon setting answering questions but the first one I remember playing was one called shadow caster. I think I was 8 or so when my family got in in 93
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