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Classic Computer Games March 18, 2008

Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Fun, Games.
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I remember the first time my older brothers played PONG. My little brother and I were speechless and watched with jaws dropped and in amazement. We held countless tournements and loved that black and white game. Looking at the games of today in comparison is absolutely unbelievable. We’ve come a long way.

Here’s a screenshot of Pong.

Here’s a video of the thrilling game action! (Note: this footage has not been enhanced in any way! What you see is exactly what we played!)

Here’s a TV commercial for the home edition of Pong!

Atari offered a boatload of fun games you could play at home such as baseball and breakout. Here’s a TV commercial with some famous faces including Pete Rose who learned early on about his future regarding the Hall of Fame.

Here’s another sad but true game we played. It was a DOS game called Qbasic Gorillas.

Here are the gorillas in action!

Here’s a modern 3D version of the classic old game

Some of you will laugh at these old games but they were pioneers and critical to the evolution of the modern computer video games. Think of them like the first men to walk on the moon. The technology might seem antiquated to us today but it was all state of the art in their time. So please think twice before mocking any of these classic computer games. Ok, you’re allowed to snicker at the gorilla game because we did too even back then. 🙂

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1. Stephen - March 18, 2008

It’s amazing how far we’ve come, that’s for sure. I grew up with an Atari 2600, which was my first exposure to video games. My dad handed me down several PCs, too, and of course my brother and I progressed from the NES to the Super NES. I bought a Playstation and played it a while, but gave it away before I got married and haven’t had any video game systems ever since. I do fire up an emulator sometimes with my favorite old NES game, Solar Jetman. 🙂

2. youtube - March 18, 2008

see the computer games have come the long with Spore players getting a facility to create characters which they want.

3. ron - October 8, 2008

looking for a classic game called something like ixquick or so. have to fend in a spiral kind of thing on a 2 dimensional field.
many thanks regards

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