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Poll: When? (50 member(s) have cast votes)

When?

  1. 1997-1998 (10 votes [21.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.28%

  2. 1999-2000 (3 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

  3. 2001-2002 (9 votes [19.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.15%

  4. 2003-2004 (13 votes [27.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.66%

  5. 2005-2006 (8 votes [17.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.02%

  6. 2007-2008 (3 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

  7. 2009-2010 (1 votes [2.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  8. 2011-2012 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1

Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:21 PM Edited by Ferocious Banger, 03 January 2013 - 01:33 PM.

Poll guys


Also, don't forget to leave a comment on what you voted for and of course 'what why did you play the GTA you first played'

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:27 PM Edited by Miamivicecity, 19 July 2012 - 02:34 PM.

1998. I was at a friend's house one weekend and his brother rented this game called Grand Theft Auto. Little did I know at that time sneaking the game it would consume 14 years of my life with IMO the greatest franchise ever.

Sometimes I think back to then and how much has changed. I also feel like one of the few lucky ones because other than the two Londons and GTAA I've managed to play every GTA in order.

I feel sorry for those introduced late. Personally it's been like watching a child grow over the years into an adult. smile.gif

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Thursday, Jul 19 2012, 19:57)
1998. I was at a friend's house one weekend and his brother rented this game called Grand Theft Auto. Little did I know at that time sneaking the game it would consume 14 years of my life with IMO the greatest franchise ever.

Sometimes I think back to then and how much has changed.

Hey,you are a senior to me smile.gif .

For me it all started in 2005.I wasn't big into gaming at that time(except for cricket games by EA or codemasters).I disliked 'something' about FPS like Half life at that time.I felt that there was something amiss for me to enjoy it.

Then I found about Grand theft Auto San Andreas and Vice city.I didn't play San andreas much because my PC lagged like crap playing it.But fell in love withthe other GTA-Vice city.Boy what a game it was!

Once I got a better PC I started playing San Andreas more and loved it equally.

And then came GTA IV which IMHO is the best of the series yet.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:40 PM

In 2008, when I was 10 years old. In GTA: San Andreas, beacuse I had too low computer to GTA: IV.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

During 2005, at a cousin's house. The very 1st GTA I played was Vice City, it literally "infected me" before I knew it... lol. "Too much awesomeness in one single game", that's what I thought at that time.

Still play it sometimes, just for the nostalgia...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

The original GTA back in 1998 not long after it came out. Looked like a fun game, so I got it. I loved playing it enough to get GTA2 when it came out.

I'd heard they were doing GTA3 on PS2 but didnt have one when it came out. Then I saw it at a friends....within a week I had bought a PS2, just to play GTA3. My favourite game series since, and always will be.

The original games were great games but GTA3 was the first true open world action game IMO, it was absolutely pioneering and one of the most historical and important games ever.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:04 PM

I think it was in 1998 or 99, when I first played the original Grand Theft Auto... it was an Epic experience.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

i guess it was in 2004 i started, and it was San Andreas that was the first GTA i played. i don't really remember how i got to know the game.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

Hmm..97-98 guys are leading now.

But anyways guys keep the comments and the first experiences flowing.They are awesome to read for everyone here can relate to one another.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

Right after the first GTA dropped for PC.. I remember it was way too fast cause I had no idea what a frame limiter was. I just thought 'limiter.. bad'. I took me a while to get properly hooked on it though. At first I just entered some cheats and caused mayhem and never made it past the first missions and never really bothered to find out how to progress. I played some other stuff and only came back later and got really hooked.

I still have the GTA movie they made for GTA2 and everything.

I was late to GTAIII because I didn't have a playstation 2 for a long time and had to wait for the PC version to come out and then for a PC that could run it. A lot of my early GTAIII memories involve crappy framerates and bugs. Then when it did finally work I spent a lot of time tweaking cars, trying to build the perfect police car for vigilante missions.



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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:58 PM

First played GTA 3 at my brothers hotel room in 2002 when we went down to daytona for a vacation. I loved it so much, I didn't want to put it down!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:26 PM

1997 I played a copy of GTA 1 I have been a fan ever since.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:52 PM

Awesome nostalgia poll icon14.gif

2003 - My mum's boyfriend (who we lived with) brought hom a game called Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, you may have heard of it.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:57 AM

The first time I played GTA was in late 1997, I was a young kid about 13 years of age and I purchased Grand Theft Auto for the PC and I loved it. To this day I still have it along with all of the other games. I own all GTA games, even the GTA 1 expansion London 1961 and 1969.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:13 AM

First time I played was in 2004, it was VC. Then I played it a bit more later that year (or in early 2005). I didn't officially become addicted until halfway through 2007, though.

Damn, it feels like yesterday but yet I look back and 2007 feels like a long time ago.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:33 AM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Friday, Jul 20 2012, 05:22)
Awesome nostalgia poll icon14.gif

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, you may have heard of it.

yeah yeah we may have heard about it lol.gif

btw,nostalgia is awesome icon14.gif

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:34 AM

QUOTE (Flesh-n-Bone @ Friday, Jul 20 2012, 09:43)
First time I played was in 2004, it was VC. Then I played it a bit more later that year (or in early 2005). I didn't officially become addicted until halfway through 2007, though.

Damn, it feels like yesterday but yet I look back and 2007 feels like a long time ago.

5 years bro,5 years!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:36 AM

It is. I love threads like this as it allows me to reminisce about the days when I was a younger GTA fan.

Only thing I regret is I don't have GTA 1 and GTA II anymore. sad.gif

I still have my original GTA III era GTAs all in pristine condition. smile.gif

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:27 AM

i rememember in 2003 when i was 10 i played vicecity round my friends house on ps2 and we used to take it in turns seing who could last longest on 6 stars to me back then the game was amazing and i also remember buying the ps2 magazines that came with cheat books which was a lot of fun. a few months later i got a ps2 and played vicecity with my little brother who was 6 at the time. then i got san andreas when that came out and had many fun games with my brother and friends. then getting to IV was a few months wait because of the cost of the system but i got it and it is still my main game now.

looking at when you see little kids on IV now and you laugh at them on mic, really it makes you think that this is how they are starting there gta experience smile.gif

i liked your story miamivicecity it took me back.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:35 AM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Friday, Jul 20 2012, 10:06)
It is. I love threads like this as it allows me to reminisce about the days when I was a younger GTA fan.

Only thing I regret is I don't have GTA 1 and GTA II anymore. sad.gif

I still have my original GTA III era GTAs all in pristine condition. smile.gif

It is wonderful to hear from the 'original' GTA fans! icon14.gif

By 'original fans',I mean the the people who were fans before GTA became mainstram.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:39 AM

I don't remember the exact year, but I was around 5-6, maybe 7. My father got Vice City and I remember that my whole family would surround him while he played, with my mother translating as he can't speak English.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (MyDog @ Friday, Jul 20 2012, 15:09)
I don't remember the exact year, but I was around 5-6, maybe 7. My father got Vice City and I remember that my whole family would surround him while he played, with my mother translating as he can't speak English.

Your family is the exact opposite of mine.Nobody at my house plays videogames confused.gif

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:48 PM

I played GTA III for the first time in summer 2002. At the time I was 9, almost 10 years old. Anyway, during that summer my dad bought a Playstation 2 with 17 games (used, but in very good condition) and GTA III happened to be on of the games included. I didn't know anything about GTA before this and I first played the game after my brother had tried it. I noticed that the game looked awesome from the very beginning and I thought the graphics, environment and the car driving looked great. I guess that's why I started to like GTA.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:34 AM

2003 November. It brings back memories when I played GTA III in my good ol' Pentium III. sigh.gif




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