The oldest/first console you've ever played?

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eroticfishcake

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#1  Edited By eroticfishcake

The other day whilst reorganising my games I found some old cartridges for the Commodore 64,  which I fondly remembered playing when I was just a young un'. Looking back at it now I realised just how old I was and how the gaming industry has vastly changed since then.
 
Saying that, I just wanted know what was the first console (can include computers of course) that you've ever played and which one made the bigger impact. Doesn't hurt to mention what game you played as well.
 
Edit: Turned out it was actually a Commodore VIC-20 first THEN the 64.  Also, computers are just as welcome.

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#2  Edited By ArchScabby

Mine was the NES.  Probably when I was about two or three.

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#3  Edited By Video_Game_King

Probably the Sega Genesis, even if it was the better looking Model 2.

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#4  Edited By Jiquk

Playstation 1/Crash bandicoot yes i am fairly young.

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#5  Edited By KillaMaStA

Dude I honestly dont remember, my dad used to be a gamer so he had some stuff that Im sure I touched but the first one I considered my own was the ps1.

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#6  Edited By skidd

Probably played a bit of the Mega Drive, dont really remember much of it. Otherwise, I guess it was the PS1...kinda late to the games scene compared to most

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#7  Edited By Lashe

NES here probably. Although my dad still had an Amiga when I was young so maybe I had a shot on that. NES is the first memory though. 

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#8  Edited By jackgordon

Sega Mega Drive for me got it when I was about two or three years old I think.

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#9  Edited By IchiroYagiza

NES was my first.
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#10  Edited By InFamous91

Sega Genesis.....'Sigh' Earthworm Jim I miss you =( 

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N64, that thing totally sucks now...
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#12  Edited By AhmadMetallic

the only console i ever played was at my mom's friend's house.. i touched it once. arabs call any old console "atari" (lol) so thats what i used to call it and i dunno which one it was. but my gaming is on PC only

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#13  Edited By gingertastic_10

SNES was the first console I ever played on. Still own it too.

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#14  Edited By GunnBjorn

My mom bought me a second-hand Atari 2600 when i was 8 years old. 
That must've been 1984/1985. 
There came two games with it: Space Invaders and Missile Command. 
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#15  Edited By Pappasman

the first game console ive ever played was a Genesis but the oldest was probably an NES.

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#17  Edited By eroticfishcake

I'm guessing most of us are about 16-20 or so? Despite playing older consoles first I was really more of a SNES/PS1 kid. My friend had a Sega Genesis and my cousins had a NES though I didn't have a chance to play them much.
 
Was talking to my dad a minute ago, turns out it was the Sinclair ZX-80 (he liked it so much he got two) that was the first computer in my house. I remember seeing it but not playing with it.

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#18  Edited By NintenDood

I'm not sure, but it was either the Saturn or NES. I'm pretty sure the NES, because I have fond memories of playing through Batman all the time back then.

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#19  Edited By Scooper

Playing Mario on the NES I think.

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#20  Edited By Brendan

SNES for me, I was born 1990.  I have played the NES as a youngin' however.
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#21  Edited By guiseppe

Commodore 64, and I still have it. It works but not its tape player. Although I don't know if that counts, as it's not really a game console.
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#22  Edited By eroticfishcake
@guiseppe: Was the VIC-20 a tape player or was it orginally the 64? I found the tapes but I don't remember how to use them. (I was too young to fathom the technical details at the time).
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#23  Edited By Pepsiman

If we're including computers, then I believe it would be some very early 90s Mac model before they shifted to the PowerPC architecture. Super Munchers, Carmen Sandiego, and Oregon Trail were definitely my best friends on that thing. But if we stick exclusively with consoles, then it'd be the Model 2 Sega Genesis, which I ended up getting from my parents towards the end of its life, years after being weaned on the Mac. To this day, I still think that games like Sonic 3 and Earthworm Jim 2 are really fun and playable. The majority of my library from that time might not be so high in quality due to ignorance at the time, but I probably wouldn't be nearly the sort of gamer that I am if I didn't have that machine and fall in love with it.

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#24  Edited By hamlaser

My first console was the Atari 2600.

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#25  Edited By yakov456

My parents Pong unit, followed by the Atari 2600.

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#26  Edited By guiseppe
@eroticfishcake said:
" @guiseppe: Was the VIC-20 a tape player or was it orginally the 64? I found the tapes but I don't remember how to use them. (I was too young to fathom the technical details at the time). "

If I remember correctly, VIC-20 also had a tape player. I never owned a VIC-20 so I don't know for sure, but I think you could even use the same tape player for both systems.
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#27  Edited By CoolDrMoney

Sega Genesis/32X. Sonic the Hedgheog 2 and Virtua Racing were a couple of the very first video games I played. This was around 1994 or so, when I was 3.

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#28  Edited By eroticfishcake
@guiseppe: Considering the fact that the 64 was really just an updated model on the VIC-20 it would make sense that it uses the tapes as well. I mean, apart from the colour they looked virtually alike.
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#29  Edited By Bigbombomb

The first (and oldest console I own) console i ever played was the Sega Genesis. I still have it in a box somewhere, I just don't know where.

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#30  Edited By Black_Rose

The SNES

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#31  Edited By TobyD81

First I played was NES, and the oldest was either the Atari 2600 or the Apple II e (not sure which came first.)

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#32  Edited By Diamond

TI994a was my first home device that could play games.
NES was my first console.
 
Had a 'friend' I visited once (just once) that had a Atari 2600, but he wouldn't let me play it.

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#33  Edited By iam3green

my first video game was the NES. very fun games to play. i remember playing contra, super mario, mario 2, mario 3, duck tales, and some others.

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NES, but the first one I really played the games seriously was the SNES

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#35  Edited By BigBoss1911

It was either the sega saturn or the nes....

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#36  Edited By citizenkane

The NES

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#37  Edited By Alex_Murphy

Like a lot of other people here I started on the good old 2600

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#38  Edited By buzz_clik
Atari 2600. I've still got one hooked up, ready to roll.
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#39  Edited By MKHavoc

The first console I ever played was the SNES.  I think it was my uncle's.

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#40  Edited By calidan777

Frogger on my Atari 5800,it was the shit!!

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#41  Edited By penguindust

Super Pong in 1978 (I think) then a 2600 in 1980.

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#42  Edited By ChickenPants

Proud to say the Amiga.

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#43  Edited By Themanohall

The Game Boy Pocket was my first video game "thing," my first console was the GameCube when I was about 8.
 
EDIT: The first console I ever played was my dad's NES.

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#44  Edited By damnboyadvance

Mine was the SNES. After that, the Gamecube. Then the Wii. Yet I do not and will not consider myself a fanboy, as I don't like the Wii games anymore and I want a Xbox 360.
 
Sorry, just had to say that.

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#45  Edited By natetodamax

Oldest console I've played is the NES

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#46  Edited By teptom

Nintendo Entertainment System

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#47  Edited By Seedofpower

The Nes when I was 3. 
 
I always got beat up by my brother for deleting his Zelda save.

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#49  Edited By the_stig
@PenguinDust said:
" Super Pong in 1978 (I think) then a 2600 in 1980.
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Same ones I had as well.
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#50  Edited By Dalai

First played the NES, but dabbled with the Atari 2600 and Intellivision.