Day 1 - Very first video game.
Very First Video Game…hmmmm, that’s a hard one. Its probably a toss up between, a Franklin (yes the turtle) game, Dune 2000, or Golden eye.
See I have memories of all three of these game being my first and i’m not sure which one was actually the one. If it was the Franklin one, well that’s boring. It did teach my 3 numbers in Spanish, and something to do with marbles. However I just googled it and Goldeneye came out a year before Dune 2000, so GOLDENEYE WINS.
My first memory of this game is going to Toys R Us with my Dad to buy the game for my sister who was really into James bond and really wanted the game. Little did I know how big of a game this was. (Little 4 or 5 me was holding this game not knowing that this would later be one of his top 5 game of all time.) Anyways we gave it too her for her birthday. Me and my sister sat down to play it that afternoon and of course played the DAM mission. Both of us had never played a first person shooter and were blown away by the graphics, the AI, the shooting, everything. We fought our way to the gate with the red button that needs to be open. We walked up to it and pressed every button. Nothing worked. We shot it, we tried to get a guard to open it (don’t ask, it obviously didn’t work) we tried to maybe get the truck driver to get out and open it. We did everything. Nothing worked so we gave up.
The next day I came home from school, and my sister was so excited. She asked her boyfriend how to open the door, and he said the B button. OH so obvious. He raced through the level and the B button (GOD we were dumb) worked. We got through the whole level and them my sister jumped from the bungee jump platform. We were so excited that we beat the level. Then she panicked once she saw James Bond jump. She forgot to get the actual bungee jump equipment. However the mission then said complete, so we didn’t forget anything but we just assumed we had to go find it.
That is one of my earliest gaming memories, SO there, LONG POST OVER.