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You have mentioned here a number of times before that you're quite a
bit younger than the majority of posters who actually had the classic
games back in the day (and by classic I mean PRE NES...).

It's no secret that the Intellivision is one of, if not your most
favorite system(s). How is it that you came to be so strongly drawn to
the Intellivision in the first place?
 
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The Space Boss wrote:
> You have mentioned here a number of times before that you're quite a
> bit younger than the majority of posters who actually had the classic
> games back in the day (and by classic I mean PRE NES...).
>
> It's no secret that the Intellivision is one of, if not your most
> favorite system(s). How is it that you came to be so strongly drawn to
> the Intellivision in the first place?

It all started when Chuck ate lead paint off a windowsill when he was
5. Add to that early experimentation with LSD and 5-5-DMT when he was
6 and you have the basis for an irrational Intelly hard on.
 
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Chuck Whitby wrote:
> "The Space Boss" <drsmith666@aol.com> wrote in
> news:1126682199.521596.117040@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com:
>
> > You have mentioned here a number of times before that you're quite a
> > bit younger than the majority of posters who actually had the classic
> > games back in the day (and by classic I mean PRE NES...).
> >
> > It's no secret that the Intellivision is one of, if not your most
> > favorite system(s). How is it that you came to be so strongly drawn to
> > the Intellivision in the first place?
> >
> >
>
> First system I have real concrete memories of. Hours playing Frogger,
> Q*Bert, He-Man, Night Stalker, Frog Bog, Burgertime, Astrosmash, Sea
> Battle, etc...
>
> I also had a 2600 and have fond memories of Kangaroo, Joust, Moon Patrol,
> Swordquest: Earthworld, etc... but I have more and better memories of the
> Inty.
>

I understand that, Chuck, but what I'm really asking is how this came
to be. At your age, you would certainly seem to be more in the Genesis
/ Super NES generation than the Atari / INTV.. Did your parents have
those systems, or perhaps older brother and sister to hand them down?
Do you remember the games being new in stores?
 
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Chuck Whitby wrote:


> >
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> I was 2 when I started playing video games, 1983. I beat Super Mario Bros
> when I was 5, Legend of Zelda when I was 6, second quest when I was 7.
> Video games have been an integrated part of my life my entire life.
>

LOL Chuck this reminds me of a classic video game related commercial
for, I believe the Timex Sinclair 1000, does anybody remember it: this
kid goes into a job interview and the boss says "I see it says here on
your application that you were the champion on the game "alien
invaders".. and you scored a million points on the video game "Munch
Man".." and the kid proudly emberassed says "Yeah.." and the boss says
"but, what do you know about computers..?"
 
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"The Space Boss" <drsmith666@aol.com> wrote in
news:1126682199.521596.117040@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com:

> You have mentioned here a number of times before that you're quite a
> bit younger than the majority of posters who actually had the classic
> games back in the day (and by classic I mean PRE NES...).
>
> It's no secret that the Intellivision is one of, if not your most
> favorite system(s). How is it that you came to be so strongly drawn to
> the Intellivision in the first place?
>
>

First system I have real concrete memories of. Hours playing Frogger,
Q*Bert, He-Man, Night Stalker, Frog Bog, Burgertime, Astrosmash, Sea
Battle, etc...

I also had a 2600 and have fond memories of Kangaroo, Joust, Moon Patrol,
Swordquest: Earthworld, etc... but I have more and better memories of the
Inty.

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"The Space Boss" <drsmith666@aol.com> wrote in
news:1126755965.129547.272470@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com:

> I understand that, Chuck, but what I'm really asking is how this came
> to be. At your age, you would certainly seem to be more in the Genesis
> / Super NES generation than the Atari / INTV.. Did your parents have
> those systems, or perhaps older brother and sister to hand them down?
> Do you remember the games being new in stores?
>
>

I was 2 when I started playing video games, 1983. I beat Super Mario Bros
when I was 5, Legend of Zelda when I was 6, second quest when I was 7.
Video games have been an integrated part of my life my entire life.

Before SNES even came out I had 2600, 7800, Inty, Colecovision, Adventure
Vision, TI 99/4a, and NES. I was writing programs on the TI as soon as I
could read the BASIC programming guide that came with it.


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Chuck Whitby <chuck@toomanygames.com> spewed:
> First system I have real concrete memories of. Hours playing
> Frogger, Q*Bert, He-Man, Night Stalker, Frog Bog, Burgertime,
> Astrosmash, Sea Battle, etc...

/me ponders HOURS of Frog Bog playing. o_O

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"Robert J Batina" <rbatina@columbus.rr.com> wrote in news:gJcWe.10457
$ib1.7987@tornado.ohiordc.rr.com:

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> Chuck Whitby <chuck@toomanygames.com> spewed:
>> First system I have real concrete memories of. Hours playing
>> Frogger, Q*Bert, He-Man, Night Stalker, Frog Bog, Burgertime,
>> Astrosmash, Sea Battle, etc...
>
> /me ponders HOURS of Frog Bog playing. o_O
>

It's a surprisingly deep game to a 3 year old. 8*)


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"It's the games"