#1 Posted by Vinny_Says (5729 posts) -

Couldn't afford/ didn't care/ had other things to do
 
 
I know it's weird asking on a videogame website.

#2 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5307 posts) -

Ever since I found a colecovision in my uncle's basement when I was 4, I've never been able to look back.

#3 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

Yeah. The first three years of my life before I got my Mega Drive were agony.

#4 Posted by Voldy (96 posts) -

I certainly did grow up with video games. I started playing around the time of the first age of empires. That shit was great at the time

#5 Posted by fentonalpha (820 posts) -

My life was like "Tarzan" only replace gorillas with videogames. Me Tarzan, you Zelda.

#6 Posted by Vinny_Says (5729 posts) -
@fentonalpha said:
" My life was like "Tarzan" only replace gorillas with videogames. Me Tarzan, you Zelda. "
I don't get it
#7 Posted by Aronman789 (2673 posts) -

The people in my town were too poor, so we had a big playing center instead, there was like 1one Snes, and we all had to share, but I was too young then to know how to play, so I didn't really pick up a video game until about 10 years ago, first game I ever played: Tekken.

#8 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@Aronman789: Doesn't help the the Super Nintendo was pretty damn expensive when it just came out.
#9 Posted by Aronman789 (2673 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures: It was actually pretty old.
#10 Posted by Claude (16257 posts) -

My friend got Pong around 1976. That was the first video game I played. I was 11 years old, so yeah, I grew up without video games.

#11 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@Claude said:
" My friend got Pong around 1976. That was the first video game I played. I was 11 years old, so yeah, I grew up without video games. "
How expensive was pong back then? Was it something that only upper class families could afford back then?
#12 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm said:
" @fentonalpha said:
" My life was like "Tarzan" only replace gorillas with videogames. Me Tarzan, you Zelda. "
I don't get it "
I don't get how you can't get that. 
 
What is the connection between Tarzan and gorllias? Jesus.
#13 Posted by Vinny_Says (5729 posts) -
@Claude: that doesn't really count.....
#14 Posted by kishan6 (1915 posts) -

well i didnt seriously start playing videogames like everyday till i was like 12

#15 Posted by Claude (16257 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @Claude said:
" My friend got Pong around 1976. That was the first video game I played. I was 11 years old, so yeah, I grew up without video games. "
How expensive was pong back then? Was it something that only upper class families could afford back then? "
I'm not sure what it cost. My friend was middle class though. My family bought an Atari 2600 in 1978. I think it was around 150 or 200 bucks. We were middle class as well.
#16 Posted by Vinny_Says (5729 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @blacklabeldomm said:
" @fentonalpha said:
" My life was like "Tarzan" only replace gorillas with videogames. Me Tarzan, you Zelda. "
I don't get it "
I don't get how you can't get that.  What is the connection between Tarzan and gorllias? Jesus. "
hey MisteriousFuck, I don't get why I'm Zelda
 
Unless Zelda is is Tarzan....also The Jungle Book is way better than Tarzan
#17 Posted by Management (596 posts) -

I started playing games when I was around 9 so I guess I grew up without video games, but got into them early in my life.

#18 Posted by melcene (3034 posts) -

Sure, I grew up with them, but that doesn't mean I grew up as a gamer.  I played my share of Atari and NES games when I was a kid, but it wasn't until after I was out of school that I really found my love for gaming.  It started with a MUD, then it was Diablo, and it just continued from there.

#19 Edited by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm said:

" @MysteriousBob said:

" @blacklabeldomm said:
" @fentonalpha said:
" My life was like "Tarzan" only replace gorillas with videogames. Me Tarzan, you Zelda. "
I don't get it "
I don't get how you can't get that.  What is the connection between Tarzan and gorllias? Jesus. "
 MisteriousFuck, "
Oh wow, thats really clever. You know, because "Bob" sounds like "Fuck and "Mysterious" is spelt with a fucking "i" instead of a "y".
#20 Posted by BeachThunder (12740 posts) -

What counts as 'growing up with'?
 
I'm sure I started playing games at 4 or 5 (maybe earlier). Anyway thanks for asking Astrotriforce...

#21 Posted by Sin4profit (3039 posts) -
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Ever since I found a colecovision in my uncle's basement when I was 4, I've never been able to look back. "
i have a similar story revolving around porn.
#22 Posted by louiedog (2337 posts) -

My dad brought home an Intellivision when I was 4 or 5. I then got a Nintendo when I was about 7, an SNES a few years after that, and then I played PC games until I got a roommate in 2004 who had an Xbox. Now I play 360 and PC games.

#23 Posted by Impossibilium (689 posts) -

I don't see how anyone can not grow up without video games unless they are at least 50 years old.
 
Video games started in the 70's and were everywhere. If you couldn't afford a console you could afford to drop some change at the arcade, or buy a handheld blinky-lights video game. When I was at school we even had video games in our watches and they were dirt cheap. Not to mention all the Game and Watch knock-offs.

#24 Edited by 6ZZA (104 posts) -

I actually didn't get to play any until i has like 10. My parents were very Anti-Vidya games for whatever reason. me and my brother who was 13 at the time actually snuck out to target and used our savings and bought a Game cube. That was 7 years ago. the look on my parents face that night when they came home and we had the GC hooked up. WAS FUCKING PRICELESS

#25 Posted by fentonalpha (820 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm said:
" @MysteriousBob said:
" @blacklabeldomm said:
" @fentonalpha said:
" My life was like "Tarzan" only replace gorillas with videogames. Me Tarzan, you Zelda. "
I don't get it "
I don't get how you can't get that.  What is the connection between Tarzan and gorllias? Jesus. "
hey MisteriousFuck, I don't get why I'm Zelda  Unless Zelda is is Tarzan....also The Jungle Book is way better than Tarzan "
Good Lord that was amusing... "I Tarzan, You Jane" is a quote from the Tarzan mythology... I can't even possibly begin to explain this so i'll just point out that it was not you... the poster of this topic.. that is Zelda... but instead my addiction to videogames.  You'd have to know Tarzan to get it.
Also yes the "Jungle Book" is better but then i couldn't have made that confusing quote.
#26 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -

Gaming since I was 6.

#27 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @blacklabeldomm said:

" @MysteriousBob said:

" @blacklabeldomm said:
" @fentonalpha said:
" My life was like "Tarzan" only replace gorillas with videogames. Me Tarzan, you Zelda. "
I don't get it "
I don't get how you can't get that.  What is the connection between Tarzan and gorllias? Jesus. "
 MisteriousFuck, "
Oh wow, thats really clever. You know, because "Bob" sounds like "Fuck and "Mysterious" is spelt with a fucking "i" instead of a "y". "
Fucking LMAO. I love you, dude.
 
And yes, I did as well. My first console was an NES. My brother played it a lot when he was 11, 12, 13, so around that time, I was 7, 8, 9 years old. Good times, good times.
#28 Posted by Chirag4 (585 posts) -
@fentonalpha said:
" @blacklabeldomm said:
" @MysteriousBob said:
" @blacklabeldomm said:
" @fentonalpha said:
" My life was like "Tarzan" only replace gorillas with videogames. Me Tarzan, you Zelda. "
I don't get it "
I don't get how you can't get that.  What is the connection between Tarzan and gorllias? Jesus. "
hey MisteriousFuck, I don't get why I'm Zelda  Unless Zelda is is Tarzan....also The Jungle Book is way better than Tarzan "
Good Lord that was amusing... "I Tarzan, You Jane" is a quote from the Tarzan mythology... I can't even possibly begin to explain this so i'll just point out that it was not you... the poster of this topic.. that is Zelda... but instead my addiction to videogames.  You'd have to know Tarzan to get it. Also yes the "Jungle Book" is better but then i couldn't have made that confusing quote. "
I found this a lot more hilarious than I probably should have.
#29 Posted by Vinny_Says (5729 posts) -
@Impossibilium said:
" I don't see how anyone can not grow up without video games unless they are at least 50 years old.  Video games started in the 70's and were everywhere. If you couldn't afford a console you could afford to drop some change at the arcade, or buy a handheld blinky-lights video game. When I was at school we even had video games in our watches and they were dirt cheap. Not to mention all the Game and Watch knock-offs. "
Maybe some people on here come from places that aren't in North America or Japan and maybe some kids liked other things than video games. Or some were just too poor to hang out at the arcade.
#30 Posted by christ0phe (946 posts) -

I wasn't allowed to have video games until I was like 14 or 15...then I got a Playstation 2 and my life changed

#31 Posted by mosespippy (4680 posts) -

My parents were part of a weird group of Christianity that didn't believe in Christmas, so I never got a console as a christmas gift when I was a kid like everyone else did. I played the occasional PC game at school or Mario if I was at my cousin's or The Simpson's arcade whenever we'd bring dad to the airport for his business trips, but I hardly had access to games. I eventually bought my own console with my own money in Grade 9. It was a PS2 which cost me $345 that I had saved for 9 months and I didn't have enough to get a game or memory card with it. It was a month later when that came.