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  1. M. Sean Kaminsky    

    did it taste like pacman popsicle?

  2. Jeff Leger    

    One set of grandparents had an Atari, one had an Intellivision, and we had a Colecovision….so we pretty much covered all grounds. Then we got a C64. I was pretty hooked on that Smurfs game for Coleco. Used to hate sliding those plastic cards into the keypad thing though!

  3. Gareth Morgan    

    Playing Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum. Good times :-)

  4. Alvaro Amorim    

    Foi aí que tudo começou!!!

  5. Sara Eleta Reid    

    NES "Blaster Master" and "Mario 1"

  6. robert mikinka    

    That is one awesome looking cake. At the time Atari was awesome. I still have mine. Its hilarious to hook it up once in awhile and see the graphics.

  7. Jan Wildeboer    

    Atari 400, a ZX81 with a hand soldered 16kB expansion. Later on a 800XL and finally a 1040STf before I switched to Linux on a 386 :-)

  8. will silverbac    

    my first system i ever got.

  9. Ernest Zak    

    One of my first computer games was trying to land an Apollo LEM on the moon which was a DOS program. For some reason, it was alot more fun back in those days.

  10. Davy Joos    

    I also had an amstrad once.. and a c=64 and an zx :-)

  11. Ken Nagrod    

    Atari was my first experience too, but the first one I owned (as in parents owned) was Colecovision with the Atari adapter. C64 was my first computer.

  12. Sean Thomas    

    I hope there are more like you +Amanda Blain that I just haven't met yet(so far my roommate is the only one who has had a commodore64, and she was hesitant to admit it).. I can't remember what kind of atari I had, but comodore 64 was what I was into. Newer than that, but maybe the best, was sega mastersystem, I was just thinking the other day how much quality how packed into so many of those games!

  13. Nina Pelletier    

    Coleco vision was my first gaming electronic gaming experience (if you don't count that 4 color light up Simon game) I loved mouse trap and the zipper game, I think it was called Dr. Pepper.

    After that it was atari – I played pole position so often we had to keep buying new joysticks, the rubber on those things wore out quickly!

  14. Jan Wildeboer    

    Balloonacy and Gyruss were my first games on the Atari 400. And a self-written fishing game.

  15. Billy Spelchan    

    Most the arcade games were designed to go on forever so you couldn't beat them. My cousin had a 2600 while I decided to get a commodore 64 thinking that I could make my own games. I still remember typing in games from magazines like compute and ahoy. Great fun.

  16. Lord Parker    

    Love it… Shame to eat it

  17. Amanda Blain    

    Ha! Pole position and Maniac Mansion! Awesome…

    I remember Impossible Mission… Stay awhile.. stay foreveeeeeeeer!

  18. Brian Dillree    

    pong….used to play for hours lol; then I got the atari system. Wish I had kept both of them now.

  19. Jan Wildeboer    

    I still have a hand drawn map of Impossible Mission II. Took me a week to get it done :-)

  20. Cameron Silva    

    Galaga FTW!
    those were the days. 3 Lives per game, no continues.
    Eating that cake would have been one thing I finished with that system.

  21. Christopher Hill    

    I can't remember which was first – the Apple IIc we used for games with the tiny green monitor (One on One – Dr. J vs. Larry Bird) or the Atari 2400 we had…

  22. Eli Fulton    

    that was my first console… i remember River Raider.. that game was SUPER HARD…

  23. Porter Woodward    

    Get your invisible dot for Adventure to walk through walls! See the glowing golden text… Pitfall, and Pitfall II The Climb for Quick-claw.

  24. Christopher Hill    

    PITFALL – I spent hours playing that – I kicked ass!

  25. Scott Schneider    

    My first gaming experience was Atari was well followed by Vextrex.

  26. Jay Dee    

    Apple iic green screen. Even Radio Shack had the Tandy Knock off ether way it was a word processor. Lots of reading No graphics
    Oregon Trail was about the only game.

  27. Naren Mangtani    

    Ha! Mine was a Atari too! WAY BACK! Don't remember the model but didn't look like this. I have a post on my profile too where I mentioned it to one of my friend who used to come over a lot to play this.

  28. Scott Schneider    

    Oregon Trail was the shiznit. So was Montezuma's Revenge and Sherwood Forest.

  29. Tim PAULING    

    Jeez that's perfect. Until I read it was a cake I just thought it was an old ATARI. You've done a perfect job

  30. Christopher Hill    

    Au contraire, +Jay Dee – see my link – that was basketball on an apple iic. If you dunked right, you could break the backboard glass…and watch is slowly fall to the ground. There was a little robot sweeper that used to come clean it up, if I recall!

  31. Hammad Fauz    

    That was my first console. :')

  32. Yas Mean    

    Ohhhh my wedding cake is chosen! Now all i need is the groom.

  33. Amanda Blain    

    +Scott Schneider Totally played montezuma revenge the other day in a hangout… i was forever alone in the moment .. as everyone thought i was crazy… Montezuma's Revenge: Featuring Panama Joe for the Apple II

  34. Luis Martínez    

    I had another one by cartridges, but I don't remember its model

  35. chris hollins    

    its a place to play alot of games when i was young

  36. Jay Dee    

    +Christopher Hill takes me back forgot about that one. Come a long way in 30 years. I still remember
    10 print"whatever";
    20 goto 10
    run

  37. Brad Trnavsky    

    I had an Atari 2600 and I was a Pitfall MASTER! I also loved Frogger and Missile Command! But seriously… who could forget Star Wars?

  38. Ryan Vega    

    The 2600 was actually my first video gaming experience. Awesome cake!

  39. Candice Hanlon    

    I still own one of these. My kids love it!

  40. Luis Martínez    

    1st "computer" haha, Spectrum 48k

  41. Christopher Roberts    

    cool cake my mom would be impressed

  42. Luis Martínez    

    +Candice Hanlon If our kids could to know how we enjoy with a computer, having met all its evolution until today … But could not even imagine, and that makes us a privileged generation.

  43. Andi Drew    

    Our parents got us Intellivision

  44. Michael Chandler    

    I live in New York City and wouldn't have room for something like this. Where the heck would I put the monitor? If the monitor is the tabletop, where the heck would I put my coffee cup? I'm sorry. Brooklyn tables are not for frivolity.

  45. Oles Lozovyy    

    I'll never forget those days, my father got me one from Germany it was 1989 ))

  46. Alex Zinovenko    

    I received my Atari in 1978 and played it to no end. the Activision titles i always thought were superior to the Atari released titles. Then the Atari 400/800 XL computer series got my attebtion and I was hooked on Infocom's titles.(text adventures)
    I look back on those days with a lot of fondness.Good times. BTW, I like the Atari cake photo.

  47. Kenny Magee    

    Back in the early Atari days, did the games actually have an ending? I remember playing the 2600 and never "beating" any game. But had a total blast playing them all.

  48. Morvarid Dabirashrafi    

    but lets talk about first generation of a game when computer had not come yet,yes TV Game,just two white dots in a dark screen of TV!

  49. Hannah McNeil    

    Older Generation People: "Yes, sure lets do it!"
    Younger Generation (like me): "O.o"

  50. Luis Martínez    

    +Kenny Magee ,there were no end in those games. It was a bucle which increased its velocity till the madness. But I remember that in my dreams believed when I'll reach an imaginary stage, another world full of perfect graphics and totally interactive will come, but never appeared. :)))

  51. Christopher Marks    

    I remember playing the Atari. I would say my first video game experience I actually remember would be playing the two person Pac Man game table. The original NES would be the first home system we had. I even remember playing the original Sega. Yes, there was a system before Sega Genesis.

  52. wally aguillon    

    Woah this is so cool good post

  53. Steve Tose    

    atari 400 at my cousins' but my first was the atari 2600
    I think there should be at least one of those controllers with a stuck button jammed inside : P

  54. Steve Sakamoto    

    Love it! I used to be a Kaboom! junkie. Missile Command, too.
    I didn't really get into gaming again until the original NES…things kind of went downhill from there.

  55. Luis Martínez    

    Atary 2500 (console VG).Spectrum 48k (computer casette). Spectrum 128k (computer casette). Amstrad 250 (computer diskette). Pc 286 (HD 8MB). PC 386 (HD 20MB). PC Pentium 1 (HD 80MB 156MB RAM). PC Pentium 2 (HD 100×2 MB, 516MB RAM). PC Pentium 3 (HD 300MB, 3modules x 516MB RAM). PC Pentium 4 (HD X, 4GB RAM) and lastest Pentium d
    ual 8Gb RAM, HD don't know how… All extras updated, when money lets me. (plattforms. Master system, Mega drive, Nes, Super Nes, Play Station 1, Play Station 2, Play Station 3, Play Station portable. Nintendo SD.

  56. Luis Martínez    

    Then we speak about cosmic trash. Lol

  57. Jose Munoz    

    Wow I remember having 1 of those…. old school

  58. Nicolai Imset    

    First for me was moonlander and dragon chess on the Commodore Vic20 with an amazing 5kb ram and a 1 Mhz CPU it ruled the world…

  59. Luis Martínez    

    LOL, +Nicolai Imset ,Fantastic. Now when I think in all of theese machines, to my mind come a photo. a pen-drive.

  60. Fredrik Lans    

    Oh, nice. This was the first video game we ever had. Bring back some good memories…

  61. Jamie Roszel    

    Awesome. I think i still have an atari somewhere.

  62. Chidubem Ezejiofor    

    Wow, you've all had nice gaming experience

  63. abdul hadi safari    

    yeh babs and still changing day by day..

  64. Euroglaze FC    

    The count on – commodore vic 20 owns

  65. JD Frazier    

    owned one.god that makes me ancient

  66. Rob Braxton    

    If Atari's Pac Man looked anything like the ones on this cake, they wouldn't have had to dump a million cartridges out in the desert!

  67. Dean Holyer    

    So did I, then I bought an Atari Computer in 1979, and it had better games.

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