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What was the first video game system you owned?

The first video game system that I owned was the original Nintendo Entertainment System (the one that came with two controllers, the light gun and the Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt game pak). At the same time I also received the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game:



What was the first video game system that you owned?
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I think it was the Atari 5200 followed by the NES and Sega Master System.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Coleco Telstar - still have it and it still works. Tennis (pong), "hockey", and handball.

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Born in 1980, my family got an Atari 2600 around 1981. Played that until we got an NES when I was around 7.
First system I bought with my own money was a Playstation 2 in 2001 (every previous system was a gift)
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Atari 2600
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Atari 2600
This.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Not sure of the exact model, but it was an Odyssey 400?, perhaps some model#. But definitely the one where it just had 3 dials on each side to control your player's side. And it was basically just Pong.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Magnavox Odyssey 2



Then Colecovision, with the Atari 2600 Attachment

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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

When I was a kid, my family had a Tandy computer that I used pretty much exclusively to play games (Kings Quest, The Black Cauldron, Dr. J vs Larry Bird, the original Madden football), but I guess the NES was the first pure video game system that I owned. We had the one that came with the Power Mat. Probably the best Christmas ever.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Atari 7800

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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

A secondhand Atari 2600, which never really worked correctly as far as I can recall.

NES was the first that I owned and played extensively.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?



Magnavox Odyssey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Atari 2600
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

My dad gave me his Intelevision right around the time the NES got hot.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

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Coleco Telstar - still have it and it still works. Tennis (pong), "hockey", and handball.

Had something like this, but it was black and silver. I no clue what it was called.

Intelevision was the first real system we had. I still love Utopia.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Atari 2600
Same. Got mine as birthday gift in 1980 along with Pac-Man and Laser Blast. Best birthday gift I ever received.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

I had a sears version of the telstar thing. Fun stuff. Might still be in my parents' attic.
Other than that:
Atari 2600 - Christmas gift for the family. I think Space Invaders was the first game we got other than Combat.
Then the 7800 (never got the 5200 but my next door neighbor did); then an NES; then a hiatus from gaming while I discovered girls in HS and college; then the Sega Genesis thanks to a buddy who introduced me to Shining Force; then the Sega CD and *shudder* Sega 32x; then the PS1; then Saturn, Dreamcast, PS2, Wii, and Xbox 360. I think that's the order. The only one I got on launch was the 32x, and boy that showed me.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

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Same. Got mine as birthday gift in 1980 along with Pac-Man and Laser Blast. Best birthday gift I ever received.
Same here, except I had asteriods instead of Laser Blast.
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Same here, except I had asteriods instead of Laser Blast.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Atari 2600
Me too - bought it on November 10th, 1979, on a Saturday, two days before my 14th birthday! I had already bought two cartridges for it months before - Street Racer and Outlaw.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Colecovision. Still miss it, actually.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Atari 2600, which I won in a Captain Crunch sweepstakes.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

I think I had an Intellivision first, but an Atari 2600 was purchased at a garage sale around the same time.

The first one I got as a memorable present was an NES.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

Intellivision and then later on NES.
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Re: What was the first video game system you owned?

We got the Atari 2600 the first Christmas it was out, but at least a year before that we had one of those Pong games.

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