I just bought my first gaming console

Discussion in 'Games' started by Garand, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    Well after looking at what was available I purchased my first game console - an Xbox 360. I purchased th 20 gig version, with wireless internet, a second controller, added the cooler which runs pretty quiet, recieved a free copy of Call of Duty 2, and run games at 1080i on a 42" rear projection LCD Sony. I have to say I am impressed with how easy everything was to set up. I am still trying to figure out if I need a second account/game tag on the second controller or not for xbox live? Seems you can not use the same email account for the first gametag for the second - oh well I will figure it out.

    But overall I am very impressed with the product, the game selection, the graphic and audio (running through home theatre), the controllers, and the OS.
     
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    zero2dash

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    You don't need to have multiple Live accounts on one system to play multiplayer games that require [local (not Live)] account signin (like Gears). You can make an offline/non-Live profile for your brother/sister/son/daughter/husband/wife etc whatever, give them a gamerpic, and then they can use it when they play games not only to play you local multiplayer, but also to gain achievement points and whatnot.

    You CAN have multiple Live accounts on 1 360 and play online with any/all of them at one time (depending on the game itself), but Live accounts are not required for local multiplayer. (hope that didn't confuse you)

    For instance - our 360 has my Live account + offline regular accounts for my wife, daughter, and brother-in-law. :)
     
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    my first gaming console was the SNES, it was glorious
     
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    ddrueckhammer

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    Cool. I'm glad you are enjoying it. The 360 is really shaping up to be a nice console.

    My first console was the Atari 2600 BTW haha..There is a big difference between now and then let me tell you.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    Also, if you like, you can change the email address linked to your account.
     
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    BoyBach

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    Some time during the 80's Santa brought me and my brother an Atari 2600 plus Pac-Man and Space Invaders. :)
     
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    SamIchi

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    NES here, but the SNES was where gaming in my life was the high point.
     
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    Atari 2600-- but with a twist. In those days (1980 maybe) when you bought one from Sears you got a rebranded one called "Sears Video Arcade." I had the one with six switches. For all I know it may be in my parents' attic somewhere. Adventure, Missile Command, Space Invaders, Raiders of the Lost Ark (the Zelda of its day, only horrible)-- good times.
     
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    So I'm guessing everybody thinks the thread title is "What was your first console?"...but it's "I just bought my first console".
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    1st console: Atari 2600, 7th birthday present, Dec 1981

    Most recent: Xbox 360, 32nd birthday present, Dec 2006 ;)
     
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    Same here. Got one for my '79 Jr. High Graduation.

    The Sears Telegames 6 switch version of the 2600 is sort of rare and is worth some money...

    As far as my first "Video Game System" that would be Coleco Pong...
     
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    Very friendly...

    Anyways, moving on...

    My first was an Atari with Chopper Commander(really fun) and my latest a Wii!!! with Zelda(just awesome)
     
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    Bought?

    Oh, years later after my Atari 2600, I bought an NEC TurboGrafx-16 after college...
     
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    It's 2007 and you just bought your first console. And it requires external cooling! :confused:

    And the following ramble is for Sky Blue: :p
    My dad wouldn't buy us a 2600, so bought us a TI 99 instead. I've played that console to death of course, but the first console that I owned was a Sega Master System.

    Here's me complete list;
    Consoles --->
    SMS
    Genisis
    SNES
    Playstation
    Nintendo 64
    GameCube
    Wii. You mean gaming is actually fun again. :)

    Portables --->
    GB
    Lynx (Both models)
    GameGear
    Sega Nomad
    GBA
    DS You mean gaming is actually fun again. :)

    <]=)
     
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    That was my first console as well.:)
     
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    MRU

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    My home computer / console ownership to date

    not in date...

    zx81
    vic20
    spectrum 48k
    commodore 64
    bbc micro
    atari 2600
    intellivision
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    ZX Spectrum +1
    SuperNintendo
    Sega Megadrive
    Philips CDi
    Commodore Amiga 512k
    3DO
    Jaguar
    TurboGFX 16
    Gameboy
    Gameboy Color
    Gameboy SP
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo DS Lite
    CD32
    Playstation
    Nintendo 64
    Saturn
    Sega Dreamcast
    Playstation 2
    Xbox
    Sony PSP
    Gamecube
    Panasonic Q
    Xbox 360
    Nintendo Wii


    will I get a PS3 ? looking at my history chances are high ;) :D
     
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    JackAxe

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    You listed your other comptuers, no fair. :p

    And why would you even buy a Panasonic Q, let alone a Philips CDi. :D *runs and hides*

    <]=)
     
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    kjr39

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    I just brought my Sears Video Arcade back with me from my parent's house along with my NES. Ahh, the memories of my youth.
     
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    Well home-computers as they were for gaming back in the day. I didnt put my first mac down or first pc :)

    A Panasonic Q is a great machine, dvd playing gamecube. But CDi - was a xmas/birthday present when I was young and it really sucked ass. :eek: best game was Zelda and that sucked...
     
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    My parents were cheap. :eek:

    If I can count my brother's toys, I had access to a C64, the C64 with a 5" color screen, a Sinclair 1000, and 2068. Needless to say, I drooled over my friend's Amiga when he first got it. That would've been a great comp to own.

    Did you have the Philip's Zelda vomit, I mean game? :)


    I gamed mostly on my PCs when it comes down to it. It's why I bought PCs for the longest time.

    <]=)
     
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    I did yeah, both of them :eek:

    actually i thought they were ok when i was a kid, but i didnt know any better. Sense wasn't beaten into me until much later :D
     
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    First console? The first one I played was my dads ZX Spectrum 81 (at least thats what I used to call it, ZX81 I think the real name is). It absolutely catapulted me into a world of coding that helps even today. I took to DOS so brilliantly.

    First console that was mine? The NES.
    then the Amiga. (holy grail of gaming IMO)
    Gameboy.
    Nintendo 64.
    Gameboy Advance.
    Gamecube.
    GBA SP.
    Xbox.
    DS.
    DS Lite.

    The only ever consoles I've paid my own money for was my DS and DS Lite too :D
     
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    My first console was a Nintendo64 followed by a PS2 and now a Xbox 360. I have loved every one of them! :)
     
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    ghall

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    My first was the Super Nintendo, but I think I was too young to appreciate it's coolness. Fortunatly, I still have it, and I like to play it every once in a while. If it ever breaks, I will kill myself.:D
     
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    My first console is a PS2, which I bought last week for Final Fantasy XII :D
     

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