Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by BIV, Oct 15, 2012.
I still hate the text limit.
Here's a site with lots of reviews and trivia.
My Aunts and Uncles bought me and my brothers Pong for XMas one year. We all played that thing for at least 14 hours straight.
Damn. I remember when that came out.
We got married the following February
and that was one of the first things we got
for the new apartment.
We got one for Christmas circa 1982 and me and my friends played the hell out of the thing for most of the '80s up until I upgraded to an NES in 1989 or so. Thankfully, I still have it. My dad hand made a coffee-table looking thing that houses the system itself on the left and individual slots for the games on the right. I don't use it much, but I rescued it from a life of unused solitude in my parents basement and have it here right next to my computer. I fire it up once in awhile for shits and giggles and a nice trip down memory lane.
In 1981 I worked at a factory that made the circuit boards for the 2600 (Phot0circuits). That Christmas, they sold us refurbs for $70. Was quite a deal back then.
Got a 2600 when I was 6. Fucking thing was out for 6 years already? Goddam I got into gaming late. I remember I got the system and 6 games. Asteroids, and fuck if I remember what else. I sat on my ass on Xmas day '84 and played for 5 straight hours. So fun. I adored River Raid and Pitfall. Enjoyed the physics of Skyjinks. Adventure was great fun also. Fuck that dumb dragon.
I loved the Raiders of the Lost Ark game. Single player only, but required the use of both controllers. You selected items from your inventory (gun, whip, etc) with the second controller.
I remember playing Pitfall for the first time at my cousin's house. I remember how colorful it was compared to older titles. 3 shades of green on the screen at the same time.
Aw hell yeah, Activision games rocked the fat ass.
SPIDER FIGHTER is the best game ever released on the 2600.
I had an Atari 800. I remember when the 2600 came out, I bought a PC clone instead.
I was using it more as a word processor than a game machine, and the PC with its crisp 80 character green display was so much better than a 40 character line on a TV.
Learned how to fix the busted joysticks. What a piece of shit those things were.