When I was Young… We played Video Games on Channel 3

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Some retro video gaming today…. Do you remember these days?    

photo6*When I was Young… We played Video Games on Channel 3* Some retro video gaming today…. Do you remember these days? #videogames #geek #80s

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Doug Brewer
Doug Brewer
8 years ago

absolutely.

John Berger
John Berger
8 years ago

Sometimes channel 4 if you happened to have two such devices and the switch allowed for it!

Xhamira D.
Xhamira D.
8 years ago

Blowing cartriges and resetting the console… The good ol' days. =]

Hamza Al Hashemi
Hamza Al Hashemi
8 years ago

THE SWEET PAST 🙂

Gregory Lynn
Gregory Lynn
8 years ago

Pong looked pretty good on channel 3.

Jay Neill
Jay Neill
8 years ago

Geez! I remember that! LOL

Or how about when you had to load games via cassette? 
Good ol' Commodore VIC-20.. lol

Dave Peterson
Dave Peterson
8 years ago

After throwing the little switch to move from rabbit ears reception to the game system.

Duane Davis
Duane Davis
8 years ago

Atari 2600, yep

John Wesche
John Wesche
8 years ago

I remember that, my TV in my room was always set on channel 3, the ps1 hooked up. I was always playing FF7 and the first Tony Hawk game.

James Jewhurst
James Jewhurst
8 years ago

I remember when you could switch between 3 and 4….mind blown Remember when shaking the cable did work….

Liz E
Liz E
8 years ago

Channel 4 for me. 🙂

Earl Baker
Earl Baker
8 years ago

Well nowadays I have to change it to the hdmi input

Joseph Compton
Joseph Compton
8 years ago

LOAD"$",8

Christopher Soliz
Christopher Soliz
8 years ago

I still do.

Duane Davis
Duane Davis
8 years ago

Load "8", 1…something something…was this a commodore 64 thing?  Sounds familiar….

Gregory Lynn
Gregory Lynn
8 years ago

I remember the year we upgraded to the Atari 2600.

The parents had stuck a couple games in our stockings and neglected to mark them as "Open Last."

Oops.

Mike Minor
Mike Minor
8 years ago

And it was NOT Wide Screen or High Def!

Paul Wilkerson
Paul Wilkerson
8 years ago

I remember those day's all to well.  Had a switch on the game to choose 3 or 4 in case 3 was a broadcasting channel, which it was in my area, so I played my games on channel 4

Sean Paul
Sean Paul
8 years ago

I had an old system that played on either 2 or 3 (pong style games, pong, tennis, hockey).  Most of the other consoles worked on 3 or 4.

Joseph Compton
Joseph Compton
8 years ago

All Commodore! I started on a Vic-20, moved to a C64 aith a 1541 drive, then to a C128 with a 1571 drive.

Ultimate Wizard and Elektra Glide!

Jason Brabander
Jason Brabander
8 years ago

First system I had was the ol' Atari 2600!

Johnny Zed
Johnny Zed
8 years ago

Yeah… and I remember the actual channel's signal sometimes leaking through, so you'd see a ghost of the show playing over the game graphics.

Alejo Martinez
Alejo Martinez
8 years ago

If you had a video game console, I used steal quarters from my older brothers to go play donkey Kong, and pac-man, and some others, at the places where they had them.  I would always loose, jejeje

Duane Davis
Duane Davis
8 years ago

Who here owned E.T. on the Atari 2600??? lol

Jeff Chapman
Jeff Chapman
8 years ago

and channel 4 for the vcr.

Austin Johnson
Austin Johnson
8 years ago

i remember those days

James Karaganis
James Karaganis
8 years ago

Add me to the list of RF modulator users. I have an original Atari 2600 VCS with paddle controllers, joysticks and tons of games.

Hm. Maybe I'll break it out and hook it up to our 73" and go retro for an afternoon.

Nick Shvelidze
Nick Shvelidze
8 years ago

Bitch please, I had a TV without channels

Bob Schlaefer
Bob Schlaefer
8 years ago

Intellivision Ha ha!!! Always channel 3!!

Jeffery Thomas
Jeffery Thomas
8 years ago

I have no idea what you are talking about, I’m not old enough… (quietly shoves pong console under bed….)

Dirk Talamasca
Dirk Talamasca
8 years ago

Totally!!

Alexander Breedlove
Alexander Breedlove
8 years ago

still do >_<

Tony Cacaccio
Tony Cacaccio
8 years ago

lmao, PERFECT

Frank Merchant
Frank Merchant
8 years ago

Atari 2600 FTW!

Joe Dutt
Joe Dutt
8 years ago

I was glad when they came out with a switch to toggle the video game or channel 3. We had a channel on 3 so I had to unhook the antenna wire each time until they came out with that little box. Forget to hook the antenna wire up after done once and there was no space invaders for a whole week.
Joe

Josh Cook
Josh Cook
8 years ago

Hey and sometimes channel 2. Damn I'm old…

Petros Xarchakos
Petros Xarchakos
8 years ago

Meeee 2222!

asharam desai
asharam desai
8 years ago

Very nice

Ryan Matsudaira
Ryan Matsudaira
8 years ago

SEGA Channel — FTW

Ethan Dever
Ethan Dever
8 years ago

Wow I had totally forgotten about that.

Kenneth Mills
Kenneth Mills
8 years ago

I sure do 🙂 ive still my old game console its in my storage building

Jeffery Thomas
Jeffery Thomas
8 years ago

Don't forget the Commodore and TI systems and the book you had to type in to program the latest game to play.

Patrick Saimesier
Patrick Saimesier
8 years ago

I used 4

Jeffery Thomas
Jeffery Thomas
8 years ago

…and the good old cassete tape backup.

Valdemar Ruiz Gonzalez
Valdemar Ruiz Gonzalez
8 years ago

yea!! on Atari 2600

Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
8 years ago

I used 4 also, the RF interference from the local tower would bleed over into channel 3

David Timmins
David Timmins
8 years ago

Yes, turning the dial Channel 3, those silly little antenna adapters that you had to screw on, turning the fine tune knobs to get rid of the static and snow. How did we ever survive?

TONY R
TONY R
8 years ago

I miss those days. Things were much more simple then.

Andre Hughes
Andre Hughes
8 years ago

Yea I remember my Oddessy . That's pre Atari . Playing it on a 13 inch black & white t.v. because that was, the only t.v. we had.

Keith Nelson
Keith Nelson
8 years ago

yeah, that is nothing like today

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