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By lookout, Sep 8, 2006
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I like to know how old are you guys here? and what reason of you still playing game from your ages?
I'll be first to reply:
I'am age of 23 reason of me playing game keep me entertainment and I alway a gamer loved to play since I age of 7 my parent brought me a Commodore 64 it was my very first console - tape game load like crazy tooked 20-35min to load the damn game even so I end up crashing half ways during loading. (now i understand why my parent told me playing game it just waste of times)
a lot you here really wanted to be game developer, if so or have so - Keep up unHacK Free and make us prouds
My Console & Pc history list:
Commodore 64-->TG20 Sport-->Amiga 500-->Caveman-->GameBoy-->Gamegear-->SNES-->PlayStation-->PC-->GameBoy slim-->Dreamcast-->GBA x2-->Selfbuild PC-->XBOX-->PS2-->Selfbuild PC x3-->Laptop x2-->PSP x3-->NDS lite.
Wii + PS3 + 360 next
Doh!! i made a error age of 30-35+ should be 31-35+ poll
im 27, built my first pc when i was 9 ( yeah like i had any mates lol)
i miss the fight with emm386 trying to gain an extra 10-20k of expanded ram just to get commander keen to work lol
first computer was a vic20 (my microwave prob has more cpu power then that thing did)
built my own mame arcade machine which sits proudly in my errr shed lol
Im 18, grew up playing video games and I hope to get a job in the industry
I got my first videogame, Pong, for xmas in 1976. I was 12 yrs old. I've pretty much been hooked ever since.
My first handheld videogame was Mattel Football in '77
I've got two kids now, my four year old loves to play "crash cars" (Burnout 3) on the PS2. I let him, when he's good all day (rare.)
I don't have much time to get into anything involved anymore, that's why I love my DS. I turn it on, bang, I'm playing in seconds. People knock the NDS for being a "kids" machine, but for me it's perfect. I can lose myself in Rub Rabbits or Ouendan for a few minutes in the can, and be back out in the real world, changing diapers and shoveling spaghettiOs with renewed vigor, and a lighter attitude.
And that's a good thing!
Im 32, i love videogames.
My first computer was and spectrum.
My first console a snes.
I'm 36, getting 37 in december!
Reason why i still game?
Cause it's fun and there's not much on TV.
Dunno it's in your blood, once a gamer, always a gamer!
I'm 24 and I grew up playing 'Lucasfilm Games' on my C64 (I still love 'em!) and 'Super Mario Land' on my first GameBoy. The main reason I'm still into gaming is that I love games (duh, obvious ) and ever since I got a job (8 years now) I'm buying the whole stuff I wanted to have back in the days when I was a kid (... and put it in showcases afterwards).
Maybe I'll try to get a job as a Mac Operator at NoE, if I fail to get my A-Level, since they are almost constantly searching and a friend of mine works there already.
I am 22 and I first started gaming at about 3 years old on an Atari 2600.
From there I got a GameBoy and SNES upto what I am current using Xbox, GameCube, Xbox 360, PC and DS.
Just waiting on the Wii and a new PC now.
Once I get some more money I might start working backwards owning the systems I never could before.
I am just about to start a BA in Games Design so hopefully it will take me far.
Well old sirius is 32 here...
I did the Spectrum way (as my first machine) trading at school 90 min leght tapes full of games that you had to load with a tape recorder (backups were made with 2 cassete decks or a lame software program if the first method would fail
Then i did the commodore way with the C64 and the amiga and gameboy . I still dont like pcs for playing (only for tools emus and stuff)
then came that retro feeling and used some emus on pc while going for the playstation one, then ps2, then dreamcast, then xbox , then gamecube, then psp, then DS LITE then the xbox360
you know ...
the funny thing is that i still use all my systems (even the older ones) and now with 2 kids (2nd is coming) i will start to have some space problems in here. But its in my veins im addicted to gaming and it's to late to recover from this addiction .
So sometimes i wonder at my age of 32 how many console or gamig systems generations will i watch and still being able to play ??
I mean... This huge videogame culture...
i feel like part of it since my first system ...
and i can easily imagine myself playing until my age will allow me to do it....
So i guess videogaming will also (and besides other great things) always have a place in my heart.
Carpe diem with your systems and everything you love ...
its cool that gamers dont grow out of it, or want to grow out of it, whats cooler is I find old gamers cool
You're all older than me by some years, don't know if I will be regarded as a kiddy for saying my age here(j/k)
Here's a hint: extremecoder.age=(sirius/2)-2;
Well so 14 is a good age i guess you will see more systems than me...
but i guess it's like (once you are in ... you will stay adicted to videogames )
i mean i dont know much people that stoped playing ...
They could play less and be more selective with what you play because of your life, job, family and so on ...
but i still play as much as i can...
Well it's really a community feeling to share our gaming passion.
Even back then ... before the internet explosion ...
Gamers always used to share their passion in school backyards ...
so now ... you can do it at your home by posting ....
i remember being in my room with 4 or 5 mates playing and talking about the games and how to defeat.
Downloads were like... someone that got a backup of someone that someone borrowed
now with the internet ....
never the less those were really healthy and good times ...
i mean we used to play but also to do other important stuff like runing away, fro ringing door bells , riding bicicles playing outside ...
and now with so much stuff, its very regular for people to stay on their own posting and playing only...
I understand that the excitement of today makes that become possible .
but it's not much healthy to stay sit all day. its a worry because if youre not healthy you dont live that much right?
so its like sleep at night ...
school (sit all day)
playing postin and chating (sit all the rest of the day)
and finaly going to sleep again...
everybody needs to move ...
i can say dirtie has not voted yet.
Age doesn't matter, i really expected to see some 50+ gamers
As for the system i started with?
For PC: 1982 One hell of a bulky expensive XT with one bulky HDD, CGA and green mean cga monitor and matrix printer (my dad got it cheap from his work (the whole setup costed around 5000 euro if you convert it) that was cheap)), that was the awesome start of my pc life
And for s1r1u5:
I know the feeling of 2 kids, i got a 5 year old twins (2 girls) and the already can handle some games on ther V-Tec V-Smile better then me (That really makes me ashame!)
This year 1 of them even beat me on Xbox with a driving game (sttt! don't go yell that around)
I've seen many consoles and pc's pass in my live and i hope i will see more pass then i can imagine
I still play once and awhile my old systems (more, i collect them now) my nes/snes - Megadrive/megacd - Master System are still connected to my tv alongside the next gen power (xbox/gamecube/ps2/xbox360)
My first handheld was a blue led pacman game with required 6 huge batteries, then came the Gameboy (i really wanted a Atari Lynx, but couldn' t afford it (yeah i had to work and pay for all my stuff itself, my mother was all against this thing, she even trew away once my nes and gameboy)
Ah well i can now enjoy the old feeling again without worries
My wife is more internet addict then me so when the kids are asleep i can play without getting interupted (not that i play that much (1 hour a day, sometimes 2, but that's it)
I still play games because games are still fun and engaging - and even if they stop being fun and engaging, all of the games from our past are still out there and can still be played via emulation on tons of different devices. Once a gamer, always a gamer I guess. I play games, collect games & gaming related material (books, trading cards, comics), talk about games..really, if I didn't have gaming there would be a gaping hole in my life I'm not sure I'd be able to fill with something else.
Well my wife is against my son becoming adicted like his own father but (even i try to distract him a bit of gaming cause he is only 4 and he starts to look to mario, yoshi, and crash and even zelda with some strange gaze already!!!
So i guess i try to avoid playing that much while he is not sleeping, besides there are important things to do he needs to reach his personal development.
Im a huge videogame adict but i intend to show him that life isn't only videogames,
sometimes we need to unplug the power and focus on our own life important matters.
And to be honest i think that it is harder today (lots of gaming stuff to get lost, internet, and so on)
what i really mean as an advice to all gamers is...
Gaming is good, but we need always to have one foot on safe land of reality.
I believe that in the future people will become so adicted that they will want to forget their own life (i think in somecritical cases it already started to happen) ex: people that die exaust because of playing online mmorpg's .
O.K im a video gaming adicted but in a good sense (like power on is good but it is very important to power off)
my 2 cents exposed guys ...
what about yours???
I just like games =D, but I had to wait a long time before I got my first real handheld :\. My first things were those Tiger Handhelds, lol.
At my grandmother's I had access to my uncle's Mortal Kombat arcade cab though, good times =). So uhm.. after 1-2 years of nagging, I finally got my parents to buy me a Gameboy and then I started, I got like 50-60 games for GB and GBC, only thing I ever bought were games for those, sometimes candy and gaming books.
Later on, I got myself a PSX, have a crapload of games for PSX too (one of my fav consoles ever), later on a GBA SP (brother had a GBA), with like 5 originals and a flashcart.
Then I got a Xbox, a PS2 and when the new handhelds started appearing, I got myself a PSP on launch date, along with THUG 2: Remix (only good launch game we had over here :\). Some months later, I sold mine, because it didn't have as much good games as I'd have liked it to have and I got a DS Lite with a flashcard.
Right now my GP2X has arrived, so I'm finally in for some awesome handheld emulation WITHOUT ghosting (aka PSP).
As of the 25th of September, I'll be studying Digital Arts and Entertainment, which includes programming (C++, Xbox360,...), the visual design of the game, really all aspects of making a game, including how to arrange the meetings, how to make the models, how to make the 3D designs, how to draw the concept art (yeah, we are going to learn how to draw awesome concept art too :] ), how to write entire storyboards, how to work as a team, also they'll learn us to be more creative etc. Looks like a lot of fun to me, can't wait to go.
I'll be 36 on September 15th! I'm ooooooooold! Everyone tells me I don't look that old. They think I'm a lot younger.