Which was your first console ever?

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  1. Milenko

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    Sega Master System with F1 World Grand Prix and Alex Kidd built in
     
  2. GhostLatte

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    Nintendo Wii.
     
  3. chrisrlink

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    damn i'm jelious of you old timers first console i owned was a first rev snes first computer was an Apple 2GS (space quest 2 Vohauls revenge was my thing) and first handheld was Gameboy
     
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    My first console was a GBC, then I got a N64. Had a lot of fun with both. I got a SNES later on, thanks to my mom buying one used, and love that one too. But most of my favorite childhood memories were from playing Banjo Kazooie and Pokemon games on GB(C)/GBA.
     
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    I have a fond memory of my earliest childhood growing up with the NES. Played Mario Bros. 3 a fuck ton. I liked some other games like Ninja Gaiden (a hard sonofabitch), Boulder Dash (one of my favourites) and Tetris (Tengen version ftw).
    I don't exactly remember what happened to that NES nor the games, but it vanished some day without any real reason, I assume at the time they were sold for food or something (we were rather poor at the time).

    A few years later the first console I actually owned was a Gameboy Pocket (little fucker has eaten so many AAA batteries (: ), which was, funnily enough, given to me by some girl I knew in school, with a cart of Pokémon Silver. Sadly the cart itself had battery issues (didn'd know why the saves didn't survive most of the times), it was still a lot of fun to experience my first Pokémon game from a gifted handheld :D

    Some years later I owned a GBA SP, that I used so much it ended up worn out from use, lmao. Served nicely for hundred of Pokémon gameplay, I might have cumulated over 600 hours from 3 carts, that without including the few GBA games I had a few years later, when the L and R triggers didn't work anymore :( Kingstone Fusion in Minish Cap was impossible, and it was required to progress, hahaha.

    Both the Gameboy Pocket and the GBA collection were sold around 2009 so I could afford a Nintendo DS and A few games, later my first flashcard the DSTT. This was amazing at the time.

    Eventually for multiple personal and familial problems, I've lost, sold, got taken, even stolen, most of these again. The DS has given me enough spare cash to buy myself a PSP 2000 in 2011, and that was the last acquisition I could afford until 2013, mainly due to family bullshit, and stressful work eat sleep routine that lasted until around mid 2015.

    Moving out in early adulthood, I managed to retrieve most of these games and now I own a pretty (dusty) respectable collection of various retro games and consoles.

    I sorted my life in a way and bought games and consoles en masse, growing a massive collection relatively quickly.

    In fact, as I type this I'm sitting at my table, with a Atari 2600 conveniently modded with composite and stereo, having an Harmony Flashcard on top for music making purpose :P
     
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    mine was the wood-grain atari there. My grandmother bought it for herself but allowed me to play it from time to time. First one I got for me was the nes. First one I bought with my own money was one of the gameboys I think (advance or colour maybe).

    My only memory of my dead brother is his helping me beat zelda 2. so I kind of have a thing for that game and console.
     
  7. jeffyTheHomebrewer

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    I cant remember, it was ether the Wii or the Xbox 360.
     
  8. Ryccardo

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    That's roughly my gaming history of the same years too...

    Original DS broke, was abroad for my birthday and my mom bought me a Lite while I was away, it was an import model and the junk replacement charger didn't fit, exchanged it, slot-1 broke after a week, exchanged it and soon after bought an original R4 (still have the receipt and box!) (and discovered Animal Crossing which ended up being the only series I care about enough to collect it), then it got stolen from under a car seat (it wasn't visible, and the GPS next to it wasn't touched... hmmm)

    I ragequit and traded almost all of my DS games to friends, mostly in exchange for GBA ones (and told my mom that if she wanted to buy a new console, it should have been a Wii, with the brand new City Folk of course) - all of this was in 2008

    That was my only major console for 3-4 years (though in the meanwhile I obtained 3 broken original DSes for nearly free and assembled a working one out of them: yes it's a model with adjustable backlight :D but for the above reason I had no games)

    PC (er, Mac, but x64 anyway) gaming was next (you know this basically meant Minecraft); I think that game is partially responsible for my earliest online friendships (including THAT qwertyoruiop that many on PS4 forums currently hate)...

    Then, I finished high school, became a legal adult, and started the university life - you know, going to The Big City unattended and with respectable savings from the teen years: next year an used media/electronics store opened, you can imagine the consequences!
    Between them, eBay, and comic expos (and "regular stores" for a couple of them), I must have bought 12 consoles in 4 years!! (a couple have been sold, especially given I have owned five 3DS-compatible consoles...)

    Mostly for the entertainment value of refurbishing and hacking them (I'm especially proud of the launch PS3 which I delidded), and while giving Sony a chance caused me to discover the Everybody's Golf series and some more, now I have something that's not exactly the pirate's syndrome...

    I'm actually richer than I was before all these purchases (for unrelated reasons) but my floor and drawer space is asking for a break!
     
  9. Asia81

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    Iirc, it was an N64 with a football game.
     
  10. Missingphy
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    was that actually possible?
     
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    Sega Genesis with Mortal Kombat. I hardl played it, though. The first game I really played was Spider Man on PS1.
     
  12. Milenko

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    I got it with F1, and it had Alex built in ;)
     
  13. D34DL1N3R

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    Atari 2600
     
  14. Arecaidian Fox

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    An old Dot Matrix GameBoy and a copy of Pokémon Yellow. I remember I beat the Elite Four and Champion my first time in the middle of my 7th Grade History class :rofl2:
     
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  15. Missingphy
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    Missingphy Pokémon Master, Console Bricker, and more...

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    did they suspend you or did they made a takeaway?

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    i remember sneaking off my house to play mario party 2 and 3 with a friend on the n64
     
  16. Arecaidian Fox

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    Nah, they didn't catch me, fortunately :P . I probably would have been really bummed out if I got it taken right after beating the game, lol.
     
  17. Missingphy
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    heehee
     
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    I was given a Nintendo NES when I was 7 yo, also I also got an atari xl800 and I kinda started coding in that one, but the "know how" of circuitry , or other stuff led me to research things when I was very little, IIRC I was dismantling and fixing TVs and radios when I was 4 yo
     
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    I really want to get myself a 800xl sometime. Too bad these things are getting expensive.
     
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    A Brazilian limited edition 1998 World Cup SNES with a golden controller. As for games, it came with Super Mario World, International Superstar Soccer Deluxe and Super Bomberman.
     
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