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    What got you into Gaming ???

    For me it was my two sons
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    I was heavy into arcade games growing up, pinball, Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Centipede, etc.. Had a few stores in my neighborhood that always had the newest arcade games in them.

    Then my parents got me the Nintendo NES as a Christmas present in the mid 80's and it brought most of those games home for me. Since then I have pretty much gotten or bought the newest game systems every time they release. <except the PS3>.

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    I saw someone playing a game called Pong.

    I said, "Hey, what's that?"
    They said, "It's called a video game."
    I replied, "Awesome!"

    ... and I've been playing video games ever since.

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    I wish i had started when i was young

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Twisted View Post
    I was heavy into arcade games growing up, pinball, Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Centipede, etc.. Had a few stores in my neighborhood that always had the newest arcade games in them.

    Then my parents got me the Nintendo NES as a Christmas present in the mid 80's and it brought most of those games home for me. Since then I have pretty much gotten or bought the newest game systems every time they release. <except the PS3>.
    Same story here...back in the late 70's - early 80's you couldn't go into a mall without seeing an arcade. They were like kid magnets. Then the Atari 2600 came out and luckily I got one for Xmas. Been a hardcore video game addict ever since.


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    I played video games when I was younger, but quit. I was over at a friends house and he was playing Rainbow Six (the first one) co-op on XBox. The next day I went out and bought a new XBox, and Rainbow Six. Been playing pretty much ever since.
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    For me it started as a kid, my older had a sega master system and a intellivision II.

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    I never had an arcade around, but would play arcade games wherever I could - at the front of stores, restaurants, bowling alleys. When I was very young, we got an Atari 2600, and I've been hooked ever since.
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    My love of gaming started at a young age. Growing up in a small town, we were lucky to have an arcade. I would go a couple times a week to play pinball, Mario Bros., Pole Position, Moon Patrol, Spy Hunter... The list goes on and on. We also had a Pong system at home and while most of my friends had either an Atari or Intellvision, we also had a Coleco Vision. I guess you can say that I am a life-long gamer.


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    What really got me into gaming was a couple of different arcades in my hometown. The first one opened when I was in high school, and I was dating the daughter of the owner. If I went in when she was working, I got to play for free.

    The second arcade opened when I was working for the state police. I was in there one night and they were charging like 5 bucks a person and then the games were free to play for about 3 hours, once a week. I was talking to the owner one night, and he saw my badge on my belt, and he asked if I would be willing to come in tje night they did the all you can play for free thing and hang out, and I got in for free for doing that.

    I also have an Atari 2600 with about 50 games when I was a kid too.

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