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When I was little, I had one of those little tomagochi things (the handheld game things where you feed and take care of an animated pet) and I thought that I was truly controlling a real pet in another world and that if i didnt feed it or sumthing, it would die and i would be responsible
I thought that some game controllers had "EXPLODE" buttons and if you pressed it then the TV would explode. I don't know why, because I have never actually seen a "EXPLODE" button, maybe I thought something else said "EXPLODE" when it actually didn't
I used to believe that the SP in Game Boy Advanced SP stood for soggy pants. I used to think that it ment the games looked so good on it, it would make someone wet their pants.
I used to believe that the Super intendant was the Super Nintendo.
When I was 8, (I'm 10) I was convinced that I could use a Gameshark 64 to make game characters come out of the TV screen. I thought I could create a code for my Zelda games that could let you say anything you want to characters, and I thought if I said "Come out of the screen!" it would actually work!
One day when my mother locked the keys in the car at the supermarket, I said "Mom, just hit Re-set!" She decided I was getting a little out of touch with reality and cut down my video game time. I still sometimes wish there was a reset button in real life....
When we first got a home computer (a ZX81 back in the early 80s) I believed that if I typed the rules of the game into the PC it would 'play' the game. I proceeded to type in the rules for Monoploy, typed RUN and lo, and behold, nothing happened. I figured my mistake was not to number each line (10, 20, 30 etc...) so did the thing again....
For the longest time i thought that when you were playing video games and you versed the computer, an alarm went off, and someone out there would wake up and verse you (play against you)
When the Sony Playstation first came out, I had only hear people talk about it and I never knew what it was. I always asumed it was a toy train. I couldn't understand why so many people wanted one!
I used to believe that when I would play a video game in 1 player mode that the other players (the computers) were other people from around the world. But back then there weren't much online games, so yeah.
I also believed for a while that the computer was a robot playing the game.
When my dad bought a computer baseball game, the installer said to turn off the monitor until the computer beeps. I thought you had to do that because very scary pictures would come up, and you had to turn it off so you wouldn't see them!
When I was young my brother told me that the red dot was a video game charater.
When i was little ad I played video games, i always thought the other characters in the game were actually other people.
When I went to an arcade when I was about 2 or 3, I thought it was against the law for children to play the racing games where you have a steering wheel and pedal because they didn't have driving licenses.
When my brothers and I first got a Nintendo, we used to take turns playing Mario Brothers. They would tell me that there were "goodies" in the pits so that I would jump down them and die. Oh look, my turn is over.
When I was 5 my cousin got a Dreamcast vidoegame system. He was playing Sonic Adventure and Sonic's scream when he dide scared me! I thought Sonic had actually died! That's why, until I was about nine did I never play games. I was afraid I'd kill the charaters!!
when i was small about 10 years old, i believed that if you played video games too long the game would suck you in so once i played for 3 hours just staring and then when my mum came in she told me to stop playing, i'd become a mindless zombie!
After playing a game on the computer, it would count down seconds for me to start a new game or it would close. I always thought the comptuer would blow up if I didnt start a new game or close the window soon enough.
I used to believe that if you are "going the wrong way" in a racing video game, the game was warning you that the disk is spinning the wrong way. And that is bad!
I used to believe that all of the "circuits" (computer chips, etc.) necessary for the operation of a Nintendo game were in the game cartridge, and the console itself was simply an "adapter" that enables the game to fit into the input jack on the TV. (this was back when video games came on those weird shaped cartridges, not CDs). I wondered why they didn't redesign the game cartridges so that the part you plug in will fit into the input jack, because then you wouldn't need the console and it would save money. To solve this problem I later reasoned that there were "common circuits" that all games needed, and these were in the console, but there were other "circuits" that were specific to each game, which were on the cartridge. Later, of course, I found out that all the "circuits" are in the console, and the cartridge is just a data storage medium.