Monday, August 29, 2016

Pop Culture League - First Quarter

For this week's assignment it's "First Quarter: What is your earliest arcade or video game memory?"
I think the best approach for this would be a photo blog......

Dinner here....

Soda from these...

Quarters in this!
As for my first video game experience (I'm about to date myself) it would be memories playing these two games on the floor in front of my old knob TV on my Atari....

So those are my earliest memories of arcades and video games. I, of course, went on to love the classic NES titles along with many from SEGA as well (like Golden Axe). Everything was better back then and video game entertainment was no exception!
Be sure to check out the other "firsts" from around the Pop Culture League!

24 comments:

  1. I did not even think about home systems. Instead of Space Invaders my first memory would have to be Pong then...
    Pitfall was always my favorite Atari game, Great piece.

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  2. Yes, yes, yes, and yes! Dot forget the stained glass hanging lights!

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  3. I loved Pizza Hut! I also have fond memories of Peter Pipper Pizza and the Mario Brothers arcade. I'm not really sure what my earliest memory is though... Probably Super Mario Brothers for NES. I could really go for some pizza right now.

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    1. Some of my best memories come from the first Mario :)

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    2. I replied using my wife's google account, oops! LOL!

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  4. My jam at Pizza Hut was plunking quarters into Rygar!

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    1. The best times.... Take me back

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  5. Pizza Hut used to be THE place to go for pizza back in the days when it focused on sit down dining as opposed to "rush" delivery. I remember my local Pizza Hut had a pizza and salad buffet that it served at lunch.

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    1. Totally agree. Everything was more of an experience as opposed to instant everything now....

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  6. Pizza and Pac-Man, a combination for the ages.

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  7. Pizza and Pac-Man, a combination for the ages.

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  8. Video games and pizza! The Pizza Hut in my home town only had two video games, but the "Pizzano's" had an entire mini-arcade with tons of games. Eating Pizza and playing video games was very much a part of my junior high years.

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    1. I loved going the arcade back in the day!

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  9. I focused on atari but mentioned Pac-Man, any guesses where I played it? lol This was one of the few places if not the only one where i played an arcade at.

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    1. I'm gonna guess an ice cream shop.... Only because that's another place I remember playing table arcades....

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  10. the great thing about collecting as an adult is why can rebuild and replay these little moments from our child hood.I own the pacman table and I also have the plastic pizza hut cup ( both red and blue) I have more then once sat and ate pizza at my pacman table.

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    1. You're totally right. Main reason why I collect! Now to eBay to find some pizza hutt cups!!!! :)

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  11. Ah yes, the red plastic cups. Iconic. And table top Pac Man. It doesn't get any better than that.

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