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Blog Banter: I love you Intellivision!

Blog Banter is a group of bloggers passionate about video games. We enjoy getting together once a month to write about the same subject. You will be amazed at the different viewpoints so many people can have on the same exact topic. If you are interested in participating, contact bs angel for more information. Enjoy our stories!

gamertag belpers

You remember your first kiss? Not the peck on the cheek you got in kindergarten from the crush who was happy you were the fastest speller at your turn on the chalkboard… the other one… the first really wet one. Yes! That one! So do I… and thank you Lilly Uhler, one of the hottest most sexy human beings to walk this earth… I’ll never forget you as long as I live. You hold that special place in my heart right next to Intellivision!

What?! Yep, remember Intellivision? If I think back to my most memorable gaming experience, nothing stands out more than my life with Intellivision! I think I got my first system when I was 8 years old, and I thought my dad brought some new space age technology home to me. I fell in love!

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While some of my friends were getting their Atari systems and bragging about their pac man, asteroids, centipede, blah blah blah… I was the sole gamer playing my state-of-the-art graphics system Intellivision! And that’s where many of my boy-to-manhood lessons happened. My love for sports, my lust for sci-fi, my affair with space, my thrill for speed and drifting, my skills with a poker face, and my raw passion for challenges in the pixelated realms of my boob tube. Mmmmmm this was surely the purpose of life. I get a rush thinking about it! For what seemed like an eternity I dazzled my grade-school friends with my disc & numeric pad wielding Intellivision gamer skills.

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Eventually came real sports, girls, college, marriage, kids, jobs, mortgages, etc… and like so many memories from the past, my Intellivision was left behind to collect dust. And like my game systems, my time for and love of video gaming was gone, but not forgotten.

Then one day… many years later, out of nowhere, like the soft wet lips of one beautiful Lilly Uhler so many years before, I met Goldeneye on the N64… coincidently, it was even today’s very own boffman22 and his group of high school buddies that introduced me to and kept me up late so many nights in the back room at Blockbuster Video store where we’d play quad split screen matches for hours on end on a 19″ tv… and i thought that was heaven!

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Today, I roll solo (that’s right… no split screens allowed!) with my 42 inches of hd lcd spartan 117… my modern day heaven! And you know what I wonder..? How friggin’ cool is it going to be when I look back and laugh at the old school way we’re playing today!

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game on bish!

BSB belpers

Other Blog Banter Articles :
Boffman22’s Memorable Gaming Moments (Boom Stick Brigade)
Just how much fun LAN can be! (Cat’s Blog)
Memoirs of a Young Gamer (Gaming with Baby)
Memorable Gaming Moments (Hawty McBloggy)
To Memory Lane and Back (Play Your Station)
Hit the Reset Button (Thoughts and Rants)
Memorable Gaming Moments (Zath Games Tech)
Becoming an Ace and Dealing With Minsc (Delayed Responsibility)
Old School, Middle School, New School (lukeshep.com)

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December 1, 2007 - Posted by | Blog Banter

6 Comments »

  1. Those certainly were some interesting graphics back in the day, huh? LOL … Love those old pictures. Do you still have your Intellivision? And more importantly, I wonder if Lilly will read this. 🙂

    Comment by bs angel | December 1, 2007 | Reply

  2. I had both the original and the Intellivision II units and about 30 games… and I saved everything!

    When xbox released Intellivision Lives I was one of the first idiots to run out and pay $50 for it thinking it would be one of the hottest things ever. The only games on it I really liked were Shark! Shark! and Frog Bog… all my favorites weren’t even there… and to make it worse, within a month the game was selling in stores for $20. Definitely one of those “what was I thinking” moments!

    Lilly… wow… yeah… that would be great if you read this… remember me? probably not… thanks!

    Comment by belpers | December 1, 2007 | Reply

  3. Four-way multiplayer Goldeneye on a portable television is the only way to truly label ones self hardcore.

    Comment by Lou | December 3, 2007 | Reply

  4. I remember the first time I saw an Intellivision (this was after ive played on an 2600) and thought it was the weirdest looking thing ever. Whoo, I just realized I was a Atari fanboy 😛

    Oh well. Im with you on the “no split screen” rule. I lug my 29″ old crt tv all over. It isnt that bad but in the future I will have to force myself to clean my car if I ever want to lug a 32″ lcd tv around.

    ps – Goldeneye 007 for life!

    Comment by Luke | December 3, 2007 | Reply

  5. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

    Comment by Idetrorce | December 16, 2007 | Reply

  6. Intellivision was my first gaming console as well (5 yrs old). I can never forget the first time I played games such as Beauty and the Beast, Dracula, Astrosmash, Demon Attack and Lock n Chase. The graphics were so much better than all the Atari games I had played at friends houses. I remember my Dad and his friends being hooked on the boxing game. From what I recall, the Imagic games always seemed to have the games with the best graphics.

    Comment by Chris George | January 6, 2008 | Reply


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