Your evolution of gaming

Dr_Ball_MD

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What was your personal evolution of gaming?

First I played was a friends Atari 2600 and then my Aunts Videopac 2000. But the first I owned myself were;

Amstrad CPC 464
Sega Megadrive
Sega Saturn
PS1
PS2
PS3
PS4

I was also recently given an Xbox 360 to play KOTOR 1&2 on.
 

Diamond76

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AMSTRAD CPC464
Playstation (Original)
Xbox (Original)
PS3
PS4 (Daughters)

Also had a PC before the Playstaion and mainly played Championship Manager.
I have a gaming lap top but its in the hamper (not used).
 

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My father was in the industry of computing from the early personal computer days of the late seventies.

We had:

Commodore Pet
Some (lots!) of those early TV Pong multigames.
Apple II
BBC B
BBC Master
ZX81
ZX Spectrum+ (mine)
40 X Dragon. (They were cheap)
PC's from the 8086 onwards till his passing in 2013.

My older bro and I used these for gaming (him more than me - I watched!) I played all the devices that were around at the time. Atari VCS/2600, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad, Commodore 64, Master System, NES, Gameboy,

And then when I got a little older, I swapped onto:

Megadrive
SNES
Playstation
Playstation 2.

Then kind of "grew out of it" (girls and drink)

I did buy a GBA and got given a PS handheld thing by work - as I travelled a lot.

THEN I met my future wife and the next weekend bought myself a Xbox 360.

I did enjoy playing that. Dead Rising and Oblivion were the last two games I completed.

Then I moved in with my now wife and all gaming stopped. Permanently. :-( That was over ten years ago now.

UKS
 

lejackal

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For me it’s this:
87 ish Spectrum +2
92/3 ish Master System
99 Dreamcast
01 PS2
11/12 GameCube
15/16 Dreamcast
19/20 Saturn, Xbox 360, Megadrive, Mega CD & N64 (all very briefly)
20 PS3 loaded with retro
21 - still have the Dreamcast and just picked up a GameCube again

My other half also has a Wii so I’ve been able to play GC games on that.

I suspect this year will be the year I get a current gen console for the first time since my PS2 but that will only be because I expect my lad to want a Switch for Christmas
 

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Amstrad CPC 464 - I asked for a Commodore 64 Christmas 1985 got this instead :x ) |(Way of the Exploding Fist & Harrier Attack were my fav's)
Atari ST (remember the 'Pompey pirates' hacked games)
PS1 (Ridge racer, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 & TOCA: Touring Car Championship)
Wii (Wii Sports)

Then my gaming days were over... :lol: :lol:

On to the next generation
My 2 Lads have got between them.....

PS4
PS5
Xbox
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch

To the scrap yard.
Sold the Wii U (crap no one used it)

My wife still has her Commodore 64 which is in the loft, with a few classic games Scooby doo, Ghostbusters, Kick start, Daley Thomson's decathlon.
 

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Great idea for a thread,

My dad had some weird desktop thing in the early 80’s with rubber keys (not a speccy) and a game called Zak Banic.

I begged them for a NES but wasn’t allowed and got an Amstrad 464 instead so I could learn to code. All I learnt was:
10 - print “my brother is gay”
20 - goto 10

I did enjoy the games on the 464 but when I could afford my own stuff

Game boy
SNES
N64
Game boy advance
GameCube
Wii
Wii-U
SNES mini
Switch

Nintendo for life!!!

I also have a Dreamcast, ps2, ps3 genesis and mega CD but those are recent additions.
 

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Mine was,

Game Boy
SNES
N64
PC
PSP
Nintendo Wii
Adult Hood! lol Just don’t have the time, I’m pretty obsessed once I get into a game, so scared of dipping my toes in.

Shocking I never had a Saga or PlayStation, always loved the Mario games.

Great thread this!
 

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Bugger, I forgot hand helds!

I had a Gameboy when they did a yellow one, so mid to late 90’s I guess? And I had a PSP about 2 years ago
 

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lejackal said:
Bugger, I forgot hand helds!

I had a Gameboy when they did a yellow one, so mid to late 90’s I guess? And I had a PSP about 2 years ago

Had A PSP 2 years ago! Classic I still have the force unlished sealed. Did you have a SAGA Gme Gear?
 

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theforceuk said:
lejackal said:
Bugger, I forgot hand helds!

I had a Gameboy when they did a yellow one, so mid to late 90’s I guess? And I had a PSP about 2 years ago

Had A PSP 2 years ago! Classic I still have the force unlished sealed. Did you have a SAGA Gme Gear?
Not yet, it’s on my list of stuff to try though!
 

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My friend had one remember thinking Sonic was something else and Sychic world was good.
 

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My evolution of gaming involves both my own computers and consoles and other peoples, not to mention the arcades..! So many good games in the 80's and 90's, some really stick in your mind. Machines I owned goes something like this -

Atari 2600 Woody
BBC Acorn Electron
Nintendo
Super Nintendo
Amstrad PC (Dads)
Playstation
Playstation 2
XBOX 360

I prob played on almost every other computer and console at some point because all my friends and relatives had them. I remember many a session on the Megadrive and on the Dreamcast and on my mates XBOX. I've kind of gone full circle, started buying old retro games and consoles a few years ago and recently installed a big ass TV in the bedroom. Have got it all set up now with a drawer full of games, I can play in peace whenever I like. I've actually just started collecting a few cassettes of some of my favourite 80's computer and arcade games, just to have them.

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Atari 2600
Speccy
Amiga 500
PC Engine
SNES and Megadrive
PS1
PS2
Xbox 360
PS3
PS4
 

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Atari 2600 woody
Snoopy Tennis LCD
Spectrum +2
SNES + Megadrive (my mate's)
PC
N64
PS2
PS3
PS4
 

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My evolution goes like this:

Amstrad GX-4000
Amiga 500
Snes
Playstation 1
Playstation 1 mini
Playstation 2
Playstation 2 slim mini
Playstation 3
Playstation 3 slim
Playstation 4

Trying to add the PS5 to the list but **** me they are a pain in the arse to get.
 

_Lee_

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Just getting back into gaming now, at the age of 45. Can remember buying a PS1 for £340 in 1995!!!

Atari Woody
Commodore 64
Master system
Mega Drive
Commodore Amiga
N64
PS1
PS2

My 2 lads have a PS4 which will soon be coming to me when they get the PS5! My PS2 got me through some lonely days.

Just bought a PS Classic with 100 extra games and about to buy a first edition PS2 aswell.

Happy days!
 

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A “Pong” and skeet console bought around 1976 - can’t remember the make - possibly Panasonic?
Atari 2600 Woody - still have this and will soon be for sale with loads of games if anyone is interested. :roll:
Sinclair spectrum (rubber keys)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum with a Robotics Wafadrive! - Google it!
Playboy original
Snoopy Tennis game and watch
Mega drive
PS1
PS2
NES
SNES
PS3
PS4
 

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Apparently I missed this thread somehow! Mine was:

1986: Spectrum +3
1992: Sega Master System II
1993: SNES
1994: Amiga 1200
1997: N64
1997: PC
1998: Sega Saturn

Then I didn't buy a current generation console until:

2007: Wii
2013: Wii U
2017: Switch

I was never into the PlayStation or Xbox, I think I found the games too serious, I prefer Nintendo style games these days. My current favourite console though is the Mega Drive and Mega CD, as I never had them when I was a kid (apart from a very short stint having a second hand Mega Drive II in about 1995) so am finding lots of great games I missed out on.
 
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