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So how old are you people then?

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Poll: Age of PoE forum dwellers (266 member(s) have cast votes)

How old are you?

  1. 15 or less (1 votes [0.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.38%

  2. 16-20 (10 votes [3.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.76%

  3. 21-25 (53 votes [19.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.92%

  4. Voted 26-30 (90 votes [33.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.83%

  5. 31-35 (51 votes [19.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.17%

  6. 36-40 (22 votes [8.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.27%

  7. 41-45 (21 votes [7.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.89%

  8. 46-50 (11 votes [4.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.14%

  9. 51-55 (3 votes [1.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.13%

  10. 56 or more (4 votes [1.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.50%

How long have you been a (computer) gamer?

  1. 5 yrs or less (4 votes [1.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.50%

  2. 6-10 years (20 votes [7.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.52%

  3. 11-15 years (47 votes [17.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.67%

  4. 16-20 years (73 votes [27.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.44%

  5. Voted 21-25 years (59 votes [22.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.18%

  6. 26-30 years (38 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  7. 31-35 years (18 votes [6.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.77%

  8. 36 years or more (7 votes [2.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

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18/F


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18/F

Yeah, right!  Your fb pic might show a sweetie, but after I send in my credit card info, I find out your a middle aged uni-sex truck driver from Des Moines!  Bastard!


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I'm 28. I'm trying to remember my absolute first game... I think I actually started on Atari. Then we got a PC, I think? I can't remember. I was 4 when we got it. All I know is, my brother is 7 years older than me, and he and his friends used to play his NES all the time. I was their NES pitcrew, because only I could blow into the cartridges in such a way as to get them to work properly, heh.

I think the first PC games I ever played were Gorilla and Donkey, in Qbasic. Then we got some games for DOS. Can't remember what I played first, there. We had Wolfenstein 3D, and King's Quest 6 (on diskettes). I played a few games on 5 and 1/4 floppies, but the only one I can remember is F19 Stealth Fighter. No, wait... I think Humans (very much like Lemmings, but with cavemen) was on there, too. I remember playing the original Duke Nukems (before 3D), and Commander Keen. Can't remember the formats, though. I also remember playing Betrayal at Krondor right when it came out.

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I'm 25 years old, and have been gaming for roughly 23 of those years. The first game I remember playing was Commander Keen, followed closely by Duke Nukem, Lemmings, and Zork. I also played a lot of Nibbles and Gorillas, and kept trying to write my own Adventure-style games in QBasic, but never got very far with it (such an incredibly large amount of spaghetti code should not be seen). We always had a lot of computers in our house as I was growing up, so I went straight to PC gaming and have only ever even used consoles once or twice at friend's houses. I still have the floppies for all the Commander Keen games somewhere, even though I haven't had a floppy drive in my computer for eight years now.

I didn't end up playing any CRPGs until Baldur's Gate came out, but started playing AD&D in '94 -- first edition; my mom started playing with the boxed set when it came out, and her group at the time was running mostly first edition with a few second edition bits thrown in. The first adventure I remember going through was Keep on the Borderlands. The first character I played in AD&D was a cleric named Nedla after a misreading of the intro to Duke Nukem II -- I misread "Neo LA" as "Nedla" the first time I played that game (I'm still not sure how in retrospect), and decided to use it as a name, since for whatever reason that was the first thing that came to mind when I was making the character.

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32.

 

My first game was Mario 2. I saw the commercial and my first thought wasn't "I need that", it was "we can do that?".


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I forgot about Nibbles!!! 8D! The original Phone Snake! Haha.

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I think the first PC games I played were Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, Jazz Jack Rabbit and the Aladdin Sidescroller game on my next door neighbor's PC.



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I'm 25, but i played my first games only 8-9 years ago. I think they were Warcraft 3 and Baldur's Gate 2



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I'm old enough to know better, but I've spent long enough gaming to not.


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I remember honing poor posture skills in the mid-late eighties in front of an Apple IIGS, playing Marble Madness, a killer WWII-Pacific game called Wings of Fury, and an obscure adventure game, Dream Zone, developed by the same people who would go on to form Naughty Dog. 

 

Before that, it was all Atari, all the time, except for the green Mattel handheld football game ... beep beep .. beep .. beep beep beep

 

In less than two weeks, I'll turn for&*%#@two.

 

Edit: Oh, wait, and California Games, on the IIGS. I remember thinking, damn those coast hippies, playing hacky, surfing, skating, doing all this fun stuff 'cause it never snows down there, unlike up here, in the mountains, the rocky Rockies. Now look at me, a god damn coast hippie. 


Edited by ManifestedISO, 21 October 2014 - 04:05 PM.


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The watershed is: Did you play Pong and became mightily impressed by its potential and never since looked back? 

 

Semi-watershed: Did you get the "Vectrex is great"-easter egg in WL2?

Where does it place you when you actually own the pong system?  You know... the console with the controllers attached that can literally only play three versions of pong?


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Hey, did anyone mention the SSI gold box games yet?  I can't remember!  Anyhow, I loved the Pool of Radiance.  No, not PoR2, the PoS.  I mean the ol' skool SSI game.  At least I think it was SSI.  Remember making your little cheesy avatars for your people.  There was this one fight with tons of skeletons and your magic user would toss out a fireball and... FWOOSH!  All gone!


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SSI? The Summoning box is sitting on my bookshelf right here...

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I haven't met anyone else who's played this, though. And no idea what happened to our Champions/Death Knights/Dark Queen of Krynn SSI/TSR boxes. That kind of makes me a little sad.
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Started on arcade pong / space-invaders,

home console of pong offshoot games then onto the BBC-B.  Mentioned all this in the other thread but I played most of the home computers at friends' houses.

Personally had the BBC-B, Amiga 500, PS1, PS2, Modern-PC

Cassette loading - unfun times :lol:

 

Anyone else remember painstakingly typying out the BASIC code to play space-invaders on your BBC/Spectrum/Whatever?

(Or just:

10 PRINT "HELLO"

20 GOTO 10

30 END

RUN

giggles) (hey, I was in primary school)


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Woah, I'm part of the biggest demographic for PE on both counts. Neat.



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This was two of my first CRPGs, in 1982, AD&D Cloudy Mountain and then Treasure of Tarmin, cartridges on Mattel's Intellivision,

the latter with FP-view, overland maps, D&D, you name it.

I was really excited when playing these babies for days and days on end:

 

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Hi everybody out there! Quite interesting to see how old are you and what games you played first....

 

I am 38. (OMG!).

 

My first computer game I played with my grand pa and my uncle back in 1982 when I was round about seven years old. It was a kind of role playing game called "Sword of Fargoal" on the VIC 20.  Shortly afterwards I got a C64 with disk drive and tape. The first games I played were Motor Mania, Burger Time and Kaiser ( a German kind of economy and war game) and of course Archon.

 

My first cRPG (except Sword of Fargoal and Sword of Kadash) was The Bards Tale I on the Amiga 500.

 

Maybe I will post a photo of my cRPG collection....



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First computer game I played was Hunt the Wumpus on a Stanford University UNIX mainframe in 1977, when my dad was there as a visiting researcher. Some days I stayed in his office, and the Wumpus kept me good and quiet.

 

Since this is all about bragging rights, I decided to count my gaming career from that, to just squeak into the "36 years or more" category. 

 

The first game I really got hooked on though was rogue in the early 1980's. Played that from my dad's dumb terminal phoning in at 300 baud.


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We need a 40+ thread. No kids allowed :grin:

 

Edit: Had the original Pong. First real computer of my own was a C64 in 1983.


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We need a 40+ thread. No kids allowed :grin:

 

Edit: Had the original Pong. First real computer of my own was a C64 in 1983.

In that very same year I got my first computer as well - and yes, it was a C64. :yes:

 

And in 1986, I still recall my love for the silent floppy drive 1541C. :wub:







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