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Writer's Block: Beep, Bop, Boop

What was the first video or computer game you ever played? Did you love it or hate it, and why?

Pong.

Yep, that pong, the very original, beep-beep ping pong video game. I loved it. you can hit that little moving pixel with a little line of pixels you actually control yourself! How cool is that?!

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david_bridger
Apr. 23rd, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
Either pong or space invaders. They stood alongside each other in the barracks coffee shop when I was in basic training, so I'll never know which one I tried first.
ozma914
Apr. 25th, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)
I gave up gaming because of Space Invaders. When I was about 19 my roommate got an Atari, and I became totally addicted to that game to the extent that I was giving up little things like eating and sleeping. (I have an addictive personality, anyway.) I had to go cold turkey, and to this day don't dare start seriously playing a video game.
sp23
Apr. 23rd, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
Me, too! One of my girlfriends and I used to hang out at a bar near the UC Riverside (California) campus back in the day, where we'd drink beer and play pool or pinball. Then one day there was the new thing called Pong. We got addicted in no time flat!
ozma914
Apr. 25th, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)
It was an amazing feat of technology at the time, wasn't it?
cornerofmadness
Apr. 23rd, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
we didn't have pong because we couldn't afford it but one of my friends did and I loved it
ozma914
Apr. 25th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
I couldn't afford it either, but my roommate had an Atari at the time.
cornerofmadness
Apr. 25th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
the neighbors had that. we eventually got intellivision
cbtreks
Apr. 23rd, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure mine was Pacman (or maybe Ms. Pacman). Watched others play it a Pizza Hut - you had to sit down, it was embedded in a table top in the lobby - but didn't play it till later, at an arcade. (I didn't play a video game at home until 1990 or 1991. It was Super Mario Brothers. Very addicting!
ozma914
Apr. 25th, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
My roommate bought himself an Atari way back in ... I guess it would have been around 1982, or so. He was always into the latest tech stuff -- he owned one of the first home computers in town.
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