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Date: 12/16/09 07:04 AM

70 Responses to The Video Game Timeline [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    Link: The Video Game Timeline - It`s amazing how far we`ve come--we weren`t even born yet when they first system debuted, and look at technology now!
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    DertMerchant Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:19 am
    would be good if we could read it
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:35 am
    I had the intellivision, it has uh better graphics than the atari (as far as graphics went back then lol) but it never really caught on.
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    DarkMonkey Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:36 am
    I had an intellivision. It was awesome.
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    avalon Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:37 am
    Atari 2600 here...that makes me feel old.
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    waffle247 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:53 am
    This is pretty misleading, the technology in thing like the Wii and the DS isn`t a new generation; it`s an old generation repackaged.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:58 am
    What about the computers of the 1980s which were used solely for playing games, like the Spectrum 48K, Commodore 64, BBC Micro and the all time classic ZX81?
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    AsciiSmoke Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:00 am
    Nice chart, though it says the Genesis had a notable release of Super Mario Bros 3. At the time that would have been considered blasphemy
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:10 am
    interesting read.
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    pdjr Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:18 am
    Some of us were born, and played the dam rubbish boring things..... we thought we were cybernetic-future-people
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:24 am
    This takes me back...way back...I can`t tell you how many nights in college were spent with Super Nintendo and four-way Mario Kart races. It was so amazing at the time...still a favorite.

    And I still have my Atari 2600! My 5-year-old kid plays a plug-and-play version of Pac-Man and Dig Dug, I want to start him out on Atari before he works his way up to Playstation.

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    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:43 am
    "Atari 2600 here...that makes me feel old."

    You feel old? I had an Odyssey :) Many wasted days playing "UFO", man that was a great game.

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    wertfoo Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:45 am
    the 1st game system i ever played was a black box, about the size of my keyboard(just standard keyboard)it has 2 big knobs on each side that each of 2 players controlled.it played pong and that was it. and just 2 prove that people make crap nowadays,i played it today just for the memories.i can only play it on my really old black and white tv because of the hook up it needs. i imagine i can buy an adaptor somewhere for it tho.and its still fun! P.S. im 36, and my parents got the system sometime in late 60`s they think. ;-]
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:46 am
    Brings back memories it does. I remember when arcades only had pool tables and pinball machines. When the first video games showed up no one really played them at first cause we were all still trying to beat the high scores on the pinball.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:47 am
    its fun reading the history. the year i was born was a kickass year for video game classics. also, did anyone else notice that "virtua fighter" was released in 1993 and 1994 according to this chart?
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    Superlink00 Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:56 am
    Strange, I didn`t see Ocarina of Time anywhere on that list. You`d think such an influential game would get some kind of mention.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 9:54 am
    does it surprise anyone that superlink00 is upset that ocarina of time" wasnt on the list? but serious"ly superlink00, they put up the original "legend of zelda" so there was no need to have a sequal. besides, there was only one other sequal on the list.
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    octwilite Female 40-49
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    December 16, 2009 at 9:54 am
    Not all of us "weren`t even born yet"- sheesh! I wasn`t playing video games til the Atari 2600, but I was alive in `72. :)
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 10:01 am
    most underrated console - dreamcast. anyone who owned one knows how awesome they were. hell the memory cards in themselves had games so you could carry them around and play.

    also, they missed the release of the nomad, another sega product. it was a handheld that used genesis cartridges, backlit screen like the game gear, but you could connect it to the TV and it turned into a console. you could also plug in another controller and play 2 players. best console ever as it was essentially a portable console with mobile capabilities.

    my first system was TI-99 (see pic). I believe it took atari games, but I was so little I don`t remember correctly.

    I was playing NES when I was ~3, I even taught my mom at the age of 4 how to play mario.

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 10:17 am
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    youngdz79 Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 10:19 am
    Superlink Ocarina of time was not as influential as the original Legend of Zelda. Although it was good game. I remember everything from the Atari 2600 on, and yes the Dreamcast was a kick but system but its downfall was that is was to advanced for its day and the coding needed for the games was hellaious to do at that time plus you had to have a specific coding from Sega to make it work (buddy of mine does gameing coding)
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2009 at 10:33 am
    WTF? WHERE IS (insert favorite game here)????!!!! CHART IS WEAK AND STINKS OF FAIL!!!!
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    elvisjulep Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Some of us "were born yet". You young punks with your fast roadsters and your rumble seats have no historical perspective. I remember the first time I played Pong.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 10:59 am
    The only video game consoles I`ve ever owned were a computer and a black and white gameboy. :C I feel like I`ve missed out on something grand.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 11:19 am
    Wow, I can only relate to fifth generation onwards. Crash Bandicoot 3, first videogame I ever played, and I`ve never looked back. Such good memories of playing my PS1 and Dreamcast, it makes me feel quite nostalgic.
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    eggy409 Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2009 at 11:39 am
    We got a Pong game for Christmas in the early `70s--actually probably middle `70s because we wouldn`t have been able to afford one before the prices came down--and we played so much on Christmas Day that I went to bed with the noises and the pattern burned into my eyes and ears. GAAAH!! *doonk* *dit* *donk*
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    skite111 Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 11:42 am
    The first I remember is PONG.
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    Gomay Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    Go Nintendo and Paper Mario! I still have my N64 and 3 Gameboys, 1 is B&W and the other 2 are color xD

    I really miss the Sonic game for the Dreamcast. I loved that game.

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7469 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    gomay, i still have all 5 of my gameboys. my original, my pocket, my color, my advanced, and my sp.
    youngdz, dreamcast was kickass and i remember playing games on the memory card. it was the most underrated system of all time.
    ikeray, god, i wanted a nomad so bad, but neither of my parents would buy it for me because i already had genesis at the time.
  30. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    Tis so cool knowing how far we have become!
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    I have to agree, Dreamcasts were awesome. Sonic Adventure and Jet Set Radio were amazing games.
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    TBirdVBall Female 18-29
    519 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    My brother still has his Dreamcast, SNES, N64, PS1, and Gameboy. I think he had a Genesis and Atari too. Probably the earliest game system I ever got was a PS1...err yeah. I also had a Gameboy color...it was purple. I kinda wish I could remember what happened to it. I always played Megaman on my brother`s system...I think it was like an SNES or N64 for that one. It`s still probably my favorite game series of all time.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    I`m a vintage gamergirl, I was a gamer before "gamer girl" was even a term. I was playing Atari (Pong, Joust, Journey - the game!)when I was a wee thing, had a C-64 (Questron, and Battletech:Crescent Hawk`s Inception! <3) and a Nintendo (Faxanadu,Zelda etc) as a kid, graduated to a super Nin (Earthbound!), and gameboy (So-many-rpgs...), and played crudloads of Sega games (Rpg`s again) as well, my mom got an IBM (Ok, who remembers Loom?) and well rinse repeat every few years (Nin64, GBA, ps2) slightly better PC`s, consoles and handhelds(ok, i never had the actual Gamecube, but I had an emulator with crudloads of bootleg games... does that count?) These days its just my blazin PC (I update yearly), a PDA and a PS3. I`ve slowed down a bit. I never got the Xbox360, and my Ps3 is mostly for blurays anyway since I do mainly MMO`s (Fallen Earth atm) and they suck the everlovin life out of me.
    No Handhelds like the Psp or Nintendo Dsi. How sad. :(
  34. Profile photo of OMGitsJASON
    OMGitsJASON Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    Im a 6th Gen gamer!!!

    the best system EVER is the Nintendo 64

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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    ITS SO BIG
  36. Profile photo of Stane
    Stane Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    ...I still prefer PC gaming overall. Haha
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    Arbniter20 Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    lol... now for a nerdy line. "captian, i am detecting large quantities of win in this sector."

    :D thanks spock

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    there is nothing wrong with newer games or computer gaming, but nothing can top the oldies when it comes to arcade gaming. I can sit and play galaga, pac-man, centipede, etc for hours at an arcade, but not many newer console games make it to the arcade. for example, you wouldn`t sit at an arcade playing COD/MW2/Halo for hours; but racing games still fit quite well....man I miss pole position.
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    akabane Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    I cant believe that the PS sold more than N64.
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    Ko_zea_lets Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    So every 6 years there`s a new playstation?
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    What?? No ColecoVision? My friend had one. It was as "ahead of its time" as the Dreamcast was.

    Anyway, I started with Pong, don`t know what happened to it. I still have my Atari 2600, NES, N64, PS2, XBOX, and now XBOX 360.

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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    lol i scrolled all the way to the right and thought that the page didnt load the comments.

    but anyway, kinda missing some things, no?

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    "We weren`t even born yet when the first system debuted and look at technology now!"

    Erm... that makes it less amazing, not more.

    "The first rock debuted before we were born and look at technology now!" "Rudimentary tools were invented before we were born and look at technology now!"

    It would be MORE amazing if it was in our lifetime, not prior to it.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    Also, yes the dreamcast was the better system, but PS had the better marketing at first, and therefore funding for (better) games later.
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    weresphinx Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    DS for the win... just getting closer to the to the now legendary PS2
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    Snivellus Female 13-17
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    December 16, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    I was lied to. There was a game before Pong. D-:

    Aww... I miss my Sega Genesis. Earthworm Jim and the original Sonic games were awesome.

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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    And then around 200_ the PC became the ultimate gaming engine.
  48. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm
    god, is still have every system i have ever owned. whats sad is that this includes 16 on the list, and still more outside of it.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 9:53 pm
    And then around 200_ the PC became the ultimate gaming engine.

    Truer words never spoken.

    *herm* SLI *herm* 295 *herm*

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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    I started playing on third generation consoles, but my first console would have been the fifth (N64). Those were the days...
  51. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm
    The fifth generation is where I grew up in =3
    Ah...Super NES was a great console.
  52. Profile photo of Gomay
    Gomay Male 13-17
    690 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    @cobrakiller

    oh, if you count my Nintendo SP and w/e, I have 5 SPs(that was a weird Christmas), 3 DS`s(1 reg and 2 lites) and 1 DSi

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    PhantasmFork Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    Damn, I feel old, 3rd generation when I grew up. Blah.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    im sorry but if people are going to do a VideoGame timeline, they need to get ALL of it....Leaving out the first Video game is just atrocious...The coleco vision, birth of Computer gaming....this is an incomplete but good start
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    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    2nd gen here... I loved Zelda.
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    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 1:03 am
    I grew up in the 5th Generation but I`m still living in the 3rd - 5th Generation in the sense I still regularly play N64 and my NES although I do have a 360. I much prefer older games though.
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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 2:04 am
    the dsi sucks. i wish i`d just gone with a ds lite, or waited on the new system they`re coming out with.
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    xSchrei Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 3:39 am
    I was born in the 5th generation, but I grew up with the 3rd and 4th generation.

    As a videogame nerd/gamer, I think this is awesome to the 10th power. Even if they missed some things.

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    chelseycake Female 13-17
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    December 17, 2009 at 6:14 am
    i really want my nintendo 64 back :/
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    bungled Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2009 at 9:57 am
    pong
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    thunderguy5 Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 10:41 am
    I still play with my NES

    and N64 FTW!!!!

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    unbanned Male 13-17
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    December 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    this iscool
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    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    I really love the N64

    And my parents still have an Atari. I played some of the games and they were so boring haha

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    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    Oh yeah why is ColecoVision not on there?
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    gshockx21 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    pretty good list, but he forgot ColecoVision as Shortone0726 has said, as well as the PSOne, PS2 slim, PS3 slim, DS Lite, the PSP-2000 Sony released before 3000 then go was released.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    I used to play Snes and then N64, but I change it for something better, the PlayStation.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    I cant believe they forgot the very first videogame: "Tennis for Two"
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    iHateSkype Male 13-17
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    December 20, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    nice
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 12:19 am
    Ohh, no doom or wolfenstein, huh? I guess those aren`t important or notable.
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    emerica6708 Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    Man I loved the N-64 I`ve been looking everywhere trying to find one lately. I would trade my 360 or PS3 for one and a copy of Super Mario 64 :-P

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