Lost Vikings on the SNES ws my first Blizzard game, Super Mario Bros. 3, along with some other NES titles were my first games. Though I faintly remember playing Atari games at my friends house :)
I started playing games in the late 70's with pong, before upgrading to the Atari 2600 (Pacman + Space Invaders FTW). My first Blizzard experience was The Lost Vikings, then Diablo and I'll admit I wasn't really taken by either of them. I started WOW in May 2005 and have never looked like quitting, it's the best game ever, well paced and well written.
I think the first game I played was Bubble Bobble or something like that, on an old Commodore 64. Mmm, good times.
Lost Vikings was my very first Blizzard product (back in the days when I didn't really care who published the pretty game in front of me), and from there I started getting into the Red Alert/Command and Conquer series. I was a huge fan of Westwood studios for as long as I could remember until I stumbled across a friend of mine playing the original Warcraft.While platform and handhelds were able to hold my attention for small periods of time I always found myself falling back on the comforts of PC gaming. The RTS genre had hooked me and I balanced my time between Red Alert and Warcraft until the world saw the very first Starcraft game. Oddly enough, despite going through Warcraft (all three plus all expansions), and all that Starcraft had to offer, I didn't jump on the WoW bandwagon until a good year after the game had been released. Haven't turned back since mind you ;)
The first Silicone & Synapse games I played (i.e. beofre they became Blizzard) were Battle Chess, Castles, and MicroLeague Baseball. But those were all ports and not brand new games so I'm not sure if they really count.Of course, the first true Blizzard game was the original Warcraft, and I played that way too much when I was in college.My first games were Ultima IV and The Bard's Tale on a friend's Apple II.
i started with rock n roll racing =] only there wasnt blizzard yet but silicon synapse
Started off with Diable 2, moved onto Warcraft 3 and now hooked on WoW. Blizzard makes some awesome games :D
The first Blizzard game I got my hands on was Diablo... and once Blizz had me by the throat, they never let go. I'm not complaining.
Star craft was my very first blizzard game, only later did I find out they also made Warcraft as well ^^; Most of my games before SC where console related (Mortal Combat, Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Dead or alive, Final fantasy and some Chrono trigger in there too) SC was my very first PC game really (mixed in with some Heros of might and magic and Neverwinter nights)
Much like myself with this post it seems.I did start off on Warcaft II, and StarCraft. I did dabble with Diablo as well. But to be honest it was my Sega that made me the gamer I am today. Blizzard is still by far my favorite.
Actually, I tried both WoW I (or II), and Starcraft...and didn't like them at all. I wouldn't be playing the current version if some rl friends hadn't kept talking it up as a great game I would enjoy.The first computer game I played more than once or twice was Wizardry.
I first got into gaming with Legend of Zelda on NES... played it once at a friends house, and I was hooked. I then played every zelda game from then on to Majora's mask, but I didn't much like how that one was made, so I quit that series and moved on to other stuff. I also played alot of Secret of mana, Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and Secret of Evermore.The game that got me into PC gaming though, was Mechwarrior 2: Netmech. I spent HOURS a day blowing peeps up on there.. Played the MW series up untill MW4: Mercs, then they stoped making MW games and came out with Mech Assault.. Honestly didn't care much for that game or its sequel, MA2: Lone wolf, but I played them for awhile anyways. and THEN there was Halo. Played Halo and Halo two Far more then I should have.. and got excessively good at Halo2 on live.. and then Halo 3.. But then all the little kiddies got into Halo 3, and the sheer number of squeakers and whinners on there saddly drove me away.. :'(I think I got into Grand Theft Auto game's after that.. had played GTA 3 a little before then but was never terribly interested. But I got into VC and it was A Lot better, so started on it. then played a little SA for awhile.I honestly have no clue what my first blizz game was.. probably WC1.. I played alot of it and WC II and III when they came out.. but never really got into warcraft untill WoW came out. Been playing mostly WoW ever since. Still play alot of other games though.. mostly GTA and Halo. :P
Started my computer gaming addiction with the Ultima and Wizardy series on my buddies Apple II My first Blizzard game was Warcraft 2, which was the first time I had a true "time warp" moment....started playing at 8:00pm and next thing I know it's dawn....
I had a genesis, gameboy, gamegear,then went to PS2 then Xbox, then Xbox360, then to the PS3 and now mostly my Computer.
I'm not sure if it's possible to be born addicted to video games, but if it is, I think I was.. In my life I have spent hours playing Atari, Intellivision (I loved this one... Utopia ftw), 8-bit NES, the five pound original Game Boy, SNES, and PS1.. Then I fell out of console systems for awhile (though I recently bought a PSP). I think the games I've been most addicted to over the years are probably Civilization, FFVII, Starcraft, WC3, and WoW... So, Kudos to Blizz for supplying me with my digital crack for well over a decade now.By the way, Civ4 is still awesome. I play it during server downtimes, or on my laptop in front of my desktop in between pulls in dungeons. I may have a problem.
first game i played form blizz was warcraft 2 then world of warcraft where i am now :P
Hmm, I guess i'm considered one of those people that OP was talking about.. yes, one of the main reasons that I really got interested in gaming was because of FF7. Before then, I was only into the fighting genre, (which I still am thanks to SFIV and the annual EVO tournament), and FF7 exposed me to RPGs. From then on, I just continuous played different RPGs that were available on consoles. Until FFXI which really got me interested in MMORPGs. After awhile, FFXI got boring for me, and the mechanics of the game were getting annoying.Then I found out that my co-workers and a few of my friends were playing WoW. At first, I thought to myself, here we go again... begin skeptical from my experience with FFXI... but I saw how different it is. And now, I've been playing for about 2 years now... and still going strong.However, when WarHammer came out... I thought about trying that out as well... as it turns out.... it was a major mistake as I found out from friends who tried it... the game is so out of balance... its ridiculous.... so we're all back on WoW. ^_^
***Wall of Text Warning, Not suitable for consumption by those without plate armor. Please let the tanks handle it and throw them a /hug and/or a /cheer, thanks***My first love was Nintendo. Mario was ok, Metriod was *heaven*, Castlevania 3 had the really cool 'switch between 2 characters' bit. Goodness, so many memories...oh and who could forget Zelda? Though the horrid thing about Zelda 2 was the 'run through a completely dark cave to continue' bit, it was still ok. I have to say in my early years I WISH I had an SNES instead of a crappy Genesis (sorry, Sonic didn't really do it for me). Zelda: LTTP was one of the best games I'd ever played in my early years. I had to wait over a decade later for Chrono Trigger and the early FF games to come out for the PlayStation before I could enjoy them, but I did play the ORIGINAL FF1 (and it was semi-fun but still overrated). I never really understood how Sega got so popular but their almost exclusive focus on 'action' games (minus the Phantasy Star series) kinda foreshadowed their downfall, IMHO. I mean come on 'Phantasy Star'? What kind of asanine name is that! Kinda embarassing to even talk about it at the time (it was seen among my peers as a 'low-rate RPG-wannabe').Anywhoo, as for Blizz games, I played Diablo 1 and ironically Diablo 1 was the very first PC game I ever purchased and played at home (and purchased for $2 from Best Buy on clearance =D). Though I played the Medal of Honor: Allied Assault demo prior to that, it just wasn't the same as a full game. And yeah I even played the Diablo 1 demo prior to buying the game but man, $2! And did I mention this was at least 2 years before the 'rerelease' by Blizz? That's what opened the floodgates until I had well over 200 of the best PC games made since 1990 and then some. In an odd sense, buying them secondhand and discovering how dirt-cheap PC games were when secondhand-purchased just made me love PC gaming even moreso then consoles.Ironically, I've never owned or played StarCraft or Warcraft, yet I love WoW. Its just so well-designed and so POLISHED (even if it is nothing really 'new' or 'innovative'). Plus...Blood Elven females are always awesome to gaze upon no matter what they wear (even the T5 'power ranger' pally armor, they make THAT look sexy!).Then came the StarForce/DRM crapware that's now risks infecting any PC user dumb enough to purchase such a game. And this was before the 'yellow warning' on the back that was mandated after several lawsuits about how it contains DRM. Now I don't buy any PC games anymore unless I can make sure it has NO DRM or crapware. Even then I'm wary. Doesn't matter though since I got WoW for my RPG fix. I can even 'play retail for free' by selling my WoW account if I felt like it. So it all works out.So its back to my PS2, though ironically I have little to no love for Sony but I must admit that the PS2 is an awesome machine. I wouldn't even have one if I hadn't received it as a gift (complete with hard drive) from a very awesome friend of mine. Went ahead and purchased about 20+ RPGs and 30+ non-RPG games.I'm fairly sure I have probably one of the best gaming collections in my State of VA. ^_^
As a kid, back in the 70's, games were something I either programmed myself or typed in from Byte Magazine. My dad was a tech geek and bought one of the very first Commodore Pet's and I grew up hacking away on that. Hacking is ol' school slang for programming, despite everyone using the word for something else these days..
I started with the original Warcraft, back in the day, and it was actually one of the first games that really got me into, well, gaming. It's been a slippery slope every since.