What was the first 'awesome' device that you owned

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  1. loop4zil

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    Mine was the Nintendo NES...Mid 80's some time...I could not believe the resolution and colors. It was like playing an arcade game at home!!!! My Friends and I logged many a late night playing.

    I also remember being the proud owner of a first gen philips CD burner. Man I thought it was the coolest. It burned on a 1:1 ratio...and it was an integral part of my stereo stack...
     
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    1st was PS2

    2nd was Droid.
     
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    I remember the day I got a PS1.......and got a racing game for it sort of like that game for the Droid called "Speed Forge 3D"......I was blown away!!!

    Its amazing how its all advanced since then....
     
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    Man... I remember getting the light gun and super scope for SNES. The box was so big and amazing I barely even wanted to play games with it. Man... nostalgia to the max. Also, the original digimon things, with the bricks for a case. I was so freagin' excited about GAMES ON MY KEYCHAIN!
     
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    My first was a kit. And yes, I did have the 16K memory expansion module. :D


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    TurbGraphix16.. I still have Ninja Spirit sitting on my desk.
     
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    Commedore 64.....schweet.
     
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    This was my first 'awesome' device...the Atari 2600...arguably the forefront of modern gaming...With "Space Invaders" one could hold down the reset button and at the same time, turn on the console, thereby enabling 'double shot' as opposed to 'single shot'.

    If you're not from this era, one has realize that when feeling the need to to play video games you could not just turn on the console or PC game, but rather bike (or walk) to the nearest convenience store or get lucky enough to be taken to a video arcade across town.

    The Atari game console brought that video arcade experience to your living room...man that was a long time ago....

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    Well my first awesome device was when I switched from paper coding sheets and key punched cards to a very large and heavy IBM "dumb terminal"
     
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    I'm gonna go with the Atari as well.... Superbreakout was awesome....
     
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    Well, we got an Atari, traded it for an Intellivision, then sold that and got a Commodore 64 - and it had a cassette tape backup. Those were the humble beginnings for me. I was already a teenager when the first Atari came out and loved playing Asteroids and Breakout. There were some really cool games on the C-64 too.
     
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    My VERY first gaming system was the TI-99. you could even do some base-10 coding on it...make the screen flash ...or have you name scroll across. That was pretty cool. But the Nintendo NES made my jaw drop. Now we have pocket super computers.

    When I was a kid I read Arthur C Clarks Rama series. The characters all had these hand held computers that could perform seemingly endless tasks...I thought it was far fetched at the time...now look at us.

     
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