|Apr. 23rd, 2011 01:56 am Writer's Block: Beep, Bop, Boop|
What was the first video or computer game you ever played? Did you love it or hate it, and why?
I have a vague memory of playing a text-only version of blackjack on a machine at a college in West Virginia around 1980, when I was ten years old. My babysitter was a student there and sometimes brought me to campus, and at least this one time she plunked me down in front of the machine... I got bored after awhile but didn't know how to turn it off or get it to do anything else, and couldn't leave until she came back to get me. So I was somewhat less than impressed...
Flash-forward four years or so, and I was typing BASIC programs line-by-line into our Commodore VIC-20 and playing primitive graphical games that way :-) (More rewarding than just sticking a cartridge in or playing at the arcade...)4 notes - Make notes
|Date:||April 24th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)|| |
Pong was my first too, although I had to play it at somebody else's house. Later we ourselves got a console that had four whole video games: pong, soccer (pong with 2 lines each), tennis (racquetball really), and squash (solo tennis -- the only solo game, which was significant).