World of Goo Giveaway

World of Goo, an amazing game by 2D Boy is one of my favourite games of last year. I originally bought it as part of a Mac Heist bundle and played it on Mac and Linux. I haven’t finished it yet, I got stuck on one level and never got back to it but I will, one of these days! Don’t believe me that this game is amazing? Check out metacritic review!

Anyway, as you may have read I bought the games in the Humble Indie Bundle a few days ago. Included in that bundle was World of Goo. As luck would have it, the guys at 2D Boy emailed their customers to tell them about the new bundle so I replied that it was too late, I had already bought it. I asked if I could give away my second copy of World of Goo and a few hours later Ron replied in the affirmative!

So, how do you get World of Goo for free? It’s very simple really. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your first videogaming experience. How old you were, what computer or console was it, what game, the fond memories.

Closing date is Friday May 21st. That gives you 10 days. I’ll close this post to new comments then and pick a winner over the weekend, announcing the result in a new post on Sunday probably. I won’t email the winner so you’ll need to keep an eye on the blog, just in case you win! Leave another comment and I’ll get in touch.

I’ll set the ball rolling with my story. It was probably around 1980, or maybe a year or two before or after that when my dad brought home a new toy. It was a dedicated gaming console. It was cartridge based, and had 10 “sports” games on it. It had a version of pong on it, kinda like the game Wall-E plays. It had a skeet shooting game, one where a ball had to be guided through the spaces in vertical bars and more. The graphics were simple character blocks but it was so playable! It came with 2 paddles so my brothers and I could play against each other.
Unfortunately I don’t know what the machine was called. The cartridge was beige coloured, the case was beige and orange (AFAIR) and chrome surrounded the game selection buttons. The paddles were grey and slotted into the machine. Bonus points if anyone can dig up a photo of it!
I think it may eventually have been traded in for a Commodore Vic-20 but it might just as easily have ended up in a skip years later.

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  1. My first ever VG experience was on a ferry boat travelling with my parents. It was around 1980-85. I cannot recall which was the first game, since there were several around including Donkey Kong and godly shoot’em up Sramble.

    My first home VG experience was when my father brough home an Atari 2600 (the 2600 jr model: The favorite games of me, my father and my brothers’ were ENDURO, DEMON ATTACK and CENTIPEDE.

    I would certainly pay a lot to relive these moments since there were pure magic!

  2. Well, this is not strictly my first, but I hope it’s near enough. I had a Pegasus (something like this: but probably one of the earlier models because it was just a rectangle with no rounded corners), which I cannot remember how I got, because I was about 7-8 (I’m 13 now, but so much has happened!).

    One day me and two of my friends who were slightly older than me were playing Mario (I had a cartridge with 99 Mario games on it, and the fun of the 99th game- unlimited mode with loads of weird stuff everywhere, oh, no game could beat that) and my cat came along. So one of my friends picked him up and sat him on a chair, and he was sat like a human, watching Mario jumping around the screen! 😀

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