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    Default What's your console history?

    Looking at the news story about the Atari games buried in the desert jogged my memory about my first console. What was the first console that got you into gaming? I got an Atari 2600 when I was about 5 or 6 (80/81) I think. Vividly remember playing Space Invaders and The Empire Strikes Back on it. I also remember my Dad seeing his arse one day because I wouldn't go out and play on a warm day so he actually got the old black and white telly and put it in the garden so I could get a bit of sun whilst playing. After that I got a Vectrex that came with a different coloured piece of plastic to put over the screen with different games but it was a bit shit as I recall. It's surprising how much detail I can recall even though I was only young. I've never been without a games machine since really, except a brief period in my teens when I discovered booze and fingering girls!

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    My first ever console was a pong machine. With 3 modes of pong.....

    Had every single console since......... apart from ps4.

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    Nintendo Gameboy -> Sega Game gear -> Nintendo Gameboy Pocket -> Nintendo SNES -> Sony Playstation -> Nintendo Wii

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    Default Re: What's your console history?

    cant remember in what order but have had the below

    Gameboy
    SNES
    Dreamcast
    N64
    Sega Megadrive
    GameCube
    PS1
    PS2
    PS3
    Xbox
    Xbox 360

    now sat with

    Xbox One
    PS4




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    Grandstand Pong machine
    ZX81
    48K Spectrum +
    Sega Game Gear
    Sega Megadrive
    Amiga A1200
    PS1
    N64
    Game boy Color
    Xbox
    Xbox 360
    PSP
    Nintendo DS

    I've included the computers as well as they were my game machines of the time. I remember also being TOLD to go sit in the garden during the summer, being dragged kicking and screaming off the Speccy. Happy memories!

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    Default Re: What's your console history?

    Atari system with pong
    Comadore Vic 20
    Comodore 64
    Spectrum 128k +3
    Atari ST
    SNES
    N64
    Master system
    Sega Game Gear
    Play Station 1
    PS2
    Game Boy
    Nintendo DS(numerous versions)
    Xbox
    XBOX 360
    PS3
    XBOX 1

    Also had a multitude of home build desktop gaming PC's in that time from days of old and counterstrike Go NoVa-CS!
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    Back in the olden days when we were all poor up norf, we had to visit relatives in order to play Atari etc.

    But my own personal history that I owned is (I will list computers as others have done and in the best order I can):

    Grandstand multi game thing from a Car Boot Sale
    Atari 800XL
    Zx Spectrum 48k (Hand me down)
    NES
    Gameboy
    Mega Drive
    SNES
    Amiga 500 (with extra memory)
    CD 32
    Gameboy Advance (Modded with afterburner light and chip control, we were the only ones supplying them )
    Gameboy Advance Clam Shell
    N64
    Playstation
    Dreamcast
    Xbox
    Nintendo DS
    Wonderswan (Both Colour and B&W)
    PSP (One with the battery thingy)
    Gamecube (and Panasonic Q version)
    Playstation 2 (for about a week)
    Playstation 3 (for about a week)
    Onlive
    Xbox 360 (Various flavours
    Wii

    Think that is it... Might have missed one or two.

    Currently have:

    Xbox 360 Slim
    Megadrive with Mega CD 2
    Dreamcast
    SNES (Pal and NTSC)
    N64 (Pal and Jap)
    Gamegadget

    Plus the finger is hovering over the buy button for a OUYA
    In the olden days you used to lend out your consoles for others. So had Master Systems, Atari Lynx, Game Gears etc.. all pass through but never owned them.
    Never had a Saturn but used one. Same again for some other consoles.
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Commodore 64
    Sega Master System
    Original '89 Gameboy
    Atari ST
    PSX
    PS2
    Gameboy Advance
    Wii
    PS3

    And a multitude of self-built PCs starting with a 486 SX-25

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    For me its

    Commodore c16
    speccy 128k +2a
    master system
    game gear
    mega drive
    ps1
    n64
    dreamcast
    ps2
    ps3
    wii

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    the ones I bought at the time they were current:

    NES > SNES > N64 / Saturn / PS1 > DC / PS2 / GC / Xbox > Wii > X360 / PS3

    And at the same time I had a GBA / GBA SP > DS Phat / DS Lite /DSiXL > 3DS / 3DSXL

    Numerous back-up devices went with them too, Super Wild Card, Pro Fighter, Dr V64, CD64 and endless carts for the GBA, DS and now 3DS.

    Bought other ones off ebay for retro thrills but I dont really count those in my 'history'.

    My first ever games machine was a Binetone 5in1 Pong machine that was given to me by a friend of the family, still had it until I was clearing my mums house last year, although it stopped worked a few years ago.
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    Crikey.... err.

    Dragon 32
    ZX81
    Amstrad CPC 464
    Amstrad CPC 6128
    Gameboy
    Atari Lynx
    Sega Megadrive
    Several SNES (Including jap and US versions)
    Amiga 500
    Amiga 4000
    Amiga 1200
    PSX
    N64
    Gameboy Advance
    Dreamcast
    Gamecube
    XBox
    PSP
    PS2
    DS Lite
    Wii
    XBox 360
    PS3
    XBox One

    Somewhere in the middle there is also :
    Gamegear
    Neo Geo Pocket
    GP32
    Commodore +4
    ZX Speccy 48k and 128k


    At the moment I have
    PS3
    XBox 360 (two of them)
    Xbox One
    Original XBox
    DS Lite

    They all get used really - with the exception of the PS3 which only gets cracked out for Singstar
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    Default Re: What's your console history?

    My full list:

    Atari 2600
    Vectrex
    Speccy 48k+
    Super Nintendo
    Playstation
    N64
    PS2
    GBA
    Gamecube
    Xbox
    PSP
    Wii
    Xbox 360
    Nintendo DS
    PS3
    Another Wii (got rid of the old one)
    Another PSP (mainly for emulators)
    PS4

    To be honest I think I actually had the most enjoyment from the Speccy and the original Playstation. I remember me and a mate staying up all night trying to finish Resident Evil in one go. I also used to spend countless afternoons on Cleethorpes seafront in the arcades. I spent a small fortune on Operation Wolf and Outrun (The big hydraulic one).

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    Um...

    Vic 20
    All the Sinclairs, bar a ZX80 and +2 and +3
    PS1
    PS2
    PSP
    Wii


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    I Atari 2600 and had the shitist game of all time for it ET
    Speccy 48k rubber keys and a plus with Kempston interface
    C=16
    C=64 with floppy drive
    Cdtv
    Amiga 500+, 1 meg upgrade, action replay cart and cd drive. Could only use one or the other.
    Cd32
    Loved the commodore stuff ;-)
    Snes
    Game gear
    Psp
    Wii
    Psx
    Ps2
    Ps3
    Ds's
    Xbox
    Xbox 360 many many of these
    And I built and still have a mame cab with all my old favourites on it from back in the day, double dragon and shinobi being two of my favorites.

    I remember every Christmas or birthday always needing a new joystick for the commodores, ones that looked like mickey mouse and one called cheetah.

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    Grandstand Pong
    BBC Model B
    Microvision
    Colecovision
    Vectrex
    Amiga A500
    SNES
    Gameboy
    N64
    PC

    My fondest memory's are playing Defender and Elite on the BBC, Block Buster on the Microvision and Web Wars on the Vectrex. Then I discovered Medal of Honour Allied Assault multi-payer on the PC and 3 years of my life went missing...

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    Zx81 - age 9 my first comp . Learnt machine code and played 3d monster maze
    Atari 400
    Commodore 64
    Sega mega drive
    Ps1
    Ps2
    Xbox
    Xbox360
    Psp
    Vita
    Ps4
    Xbox one




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    been clearing out some of my shit on the weekend and found I still have

    BBC Micro
    Commadore C64
    Amiga
    zx Sepctrum
    ps1
    ps2
    ps3
    ps4
    xbox
    xbox 360
    gameboy
    gameboy colour
    gameboy advance
    mega drive
    jaguar
    3do
    nes
    snes
    n64
    wii
    wiiu
    Vita
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    Default Re: What's your console history?

    Pretty similar to those already mentioned

    ZX81 - complete with ram pack wobble that would crash just as you finished typing in the last line of code!
    C64
    Amiga 500
    Spectrum
    BBC & Electron (mainly for Elite - what a game!)

    Mega Drive - still have this in its box with games
    PS One & Two
    XBox
    Wii

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    Default Re: What's your console history?

    Old thread come back to life but it's a good one

    CBS colecovison
    ZX Spectrum 16k, then 48k
    Commodore vic 20
    Commodore 64
    Atari 800XL
    Amiga 1024
    Mega Drive
    Snes
    PS1
    N64
    Dreamcast
    PS2
    Wii
    Xbox
    Gamecube
    DS
    Xbox 360
    PS3

    Out of all of them i had the most fun on a 48k ZX Spectrum.

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    The SNES was my golden era, but probably only because I had it when I was at the age I had the most interest in gaming and the most spare time, plus at the time there were so many people around me in the same mind set. The PS1 era was a close second as that was just before everyone started getting into serious relationships and throwing out kids.
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