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When I was around the age of three, I used to constantly play the Star Wars Super Nintendo game. When I lost, Darth Vader would pop up on the screen and breath really loud. The first time I saw him I screamed and ran to my mom, asking her who he was. She said, "That's Darth Vader. When you lose the game, he comes out of the screen and sucks your breath out." From this day on, I always shut off the system before that scene comes up...

Teresa
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I used to think all the data in a video-game cartridge was written on the little metal contacts at the end, where the slightest touch of a finger could erase it. That big hunk of plastic behind the contacts was only there to give you a good grip on the cartridge when you inserted or ejected it. Same with diskettes--I thought the data was stored on the shutter at the bottom.

what, you mean there's insides??
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I used to read this kid's magazine that printed the BASIC code for a simple game in every issue. The instructions didn't say much more than "enter this in and run it," which somehow led me to think that if I just typed that code--anywhere--the computer would magically understand and do whatever it said. Imagine my disappointment when I tried to get one of the games working and found that neither Word nor the Windows desktop speaks BASIC...

a future Microsoft engineer
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When I was younger I had always wanted a gameboy, but they cost so much money. I finally got one for christmas a few years ago. I always tried to take good care of it because it cost so much and that would be the only one i probably would get for ages. I was insistant that if there wasnt a game in it and I turned it on, it would break and I would get in trouble. I was so afraid that would happen, then it did and my gameboy was fine. :)

Meg
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I used to play a kids' math game on my old computer, and if you won it'd give you an imaginary prize of a banana split. I was convinced the prize would come out of the floppy drive

anne
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My parents told me this in order to keep me from playing video games too long... They said if I kept a video game on for more than an hour, it would either melt or explode, and so would the TV. I believed this for years!

Joe
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When we first saw Nintendo 64 on the advertisement, I thought that it was introduced back in 1964 and I was thinking that video games were already around in the 60's.

Anon
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When I was little, I used to believe that whenever I played a video game, that there was someone else on the other side of the Earth that i was playing against

Brandon
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My little sister's favorite game on the computer is a game called I Spy, which she calls "high spy". Whenever she sees someone using a computer, no matter what they're doing, she assumes that they're playing their own version of "high spy".

The Doom Cat
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I used to believe that mario from Super Mario Bros. games was a real person.I guess i was weird youngin.I was only about 6 or 5

DYLAN MCDONALD
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When I was little I had a nintendo, then a playstation. I dont know how I worked this out, but I used to hope/believe that if I completed a game a prize would come out, like a chocolate bar or a certificate. I was very sad when I completed the games and I got no reward

Chinky Lil
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when i was young, i used to belive that when me and my brother rented a video game, and u were playing against the computer, the computer was the person at the video store playing a game

Anon
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I remember when i got my nintendo I thought the guy i was playing against in two player games (which was the game playing of course) was another kid who happened to be playing his at the same time and we got paired up somehow.
Well I had a wheel of fortune game and the machine always used the same names and i thought that I was always playing Ryan and Michelle. I was really confused why they were always playing at the exact time i was.

kara
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I used to subscribe to Nintendo Power back when they still ran the Howard & Nester comics. One issue showed the title characters using an "interpakportation" device to travel inside Super Mario Bros. 3 to debug it. For years, I thought that Nintendo actually debugged games this way.

TB Tabby
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I used to belive that when you played a video game, the opponents were people hundreds of miles away playing against you and i felt sorry for them when i won, so i let them win a few times.

Jason
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One day(I was very young!!) my Donkey Kong(remember those?) game just stopped working so I naturally went to my older sister to ask why it stopped working? She said "The batteries are dead". About a half hour later she found me in the backyard - I had buried the batteries in the sand. She laughs about to this day...I'm embarresed to this day!:)

Minesh
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Several years ago my brother's friend bought a handheld Tetris game. For some reason he was utterly convinced that if you'd put the batteries in the wrong way around the direction of movement of the falling blocks would be reversed.

For some reason he never got the blocks to "fall" from the bottom part to the top of the screen.

Minna Pöntinen
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When Tetris on the NES had just hit it big, I knew that it was invented in Russia (It was kind of hard to not know, with the castles and all that), but I had a hard time figuring out how a video game could be made in Russia. After all, they didn't even have electricty over there!

The best theory I could come up with was a game with a crane that lowered wooden blocks... but how would they take the lines away?

Matt Culbreath
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i used to think that to win the game 'minesweeper' is to find out the bomb as soon as possible,so i always win but never understand why the smiley face turned upset when i 'won'.i thought it's a stupid game.i didn't realize until i've been 'winning' the game for 3 years.

uca
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I used to believe that computer games had "good" and "bad" moods. On Good days they were easier to play and you got more bonuses. On bad days you died alot and did not get free lives etc.

C S Wagon
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