My parents got my oldest brother an SNES. I eventualluy got my hands on the controller when I was probably 4-5 years old and played some games and got into it. There was still a functioning NES around the house too so I'd play that as well.
My parents got my family an NES when I was about 1 or 2 because that was after the Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt bundle; My Parents played it but I started watching my family play it and when I was 2 I started trying to play those games.
Long as I can remember I played games. I think my first was on the Commodore 64, something like Golf or Montezuma's Revenge. I think at 3 or 4 my brother and I got a NES and played Mario dozens of times.
My uncle got me started on the NES and, if I remember right, the Sega Genesis. I was three when I first started playing. I played with him MK Sonic, Ninja Gaiden and Super Mario Bros., and my mom had me playing a medley of games -- Contra, Super Mario Bros., a basketball game, a bunch of differ t games I got for Christmas, WCW or WWE, I can't remember but it was wrestling, and a few more. Now I'm 21 and games remain my main priority, after my girlfriend of course.
I was seven years old when I start gaming when I played on the Atari 2600 at a family friend's house in the early 1980s. It was not until Chirstmas 1983 (around the time of the video game crash), that my father bought me a Atari 2600 to play at home, my first home console that I owned.
I first started gaming back in 1991 on my cousin's Genesis; I was addicted to Sonic and Hard Drivin(funny, considering how awful that game is). I got my first console, a Genesis, back in 1992 for my 5th birthday and was obsessed with it.
I got into gaming (PC gaming specifically) in 2006, wen i laid hands on Max Payne 2, and played it to completion. I was never a gamer before that.
In 2008, i started collecting consoles, to catch on everything i missed. SNES, Genesis, Dreamcast, PS1/PS2, etc., eventually i also owned a PS3/360. I became a huge SEGA fan.
In recent times, i sold everything. Currently i have a decent desktop PC which i use as a Home Theatre from time to time, a SEGA Saturn and a original Xbox. Probably will get a 3DS sooner or later aswell.
My parents received a Magnavox Odyssey when they bought a TV when I was really young. I used to play it quite often. However, the gaming bug really hit me when my parents bought me the Sears version of the Atari 2600 for my High School graduation. I pulled a three day and night, no sleep game-fest.
When I was a little tyke my father would actually take me to a few of the LAN parties he'd regularly join in on (had the pleasure of getting owned non-stop in good old CStrike 1.5 back then). Gaming just kinda sticked with me from there on out.
Playing an anonymous arcade game in the back of a convenience store. Older kids paid for my game and got a box for me to stand on so I could play it. It was one of those one-screen games that was top-down racing (oil spots and the like). I've been hooked every since.
My first video game was Vectorman for the genesis. ( I still play it to this day via emulators. ). Then came a game called Cyborg Justice. My first co-op fighting game. Then after that I got a SNES and played Megaman X games until thr PS1 came around where I then became hooked on Armored Core.Motokid6
Hah, I have Cyborg Justice. In retrospect that game was not good. At all. I actually played it a few weeks ago. It was clunky and hit detection wasn't very good (which is pretty f*cking important in a beat 'em up).
I truly got hooked when I was old enough to understand that you must go right and jump was a necessity, so about 3. Although I do picture myself gaming before that just hammering the controller on the floor and laughing uncontrollably as a baby till I tipped over and my mother had to sit me upright again.
But it all started on the original NES with Super Mario Bros and progressed quickly to Sega Genesis and SNES with games like...
Flicky Streets Of Rage 1-3 VectorMan Battletoads Super Double Dragon Altered Beast ECCO The Dolphin Sunset Riders Batman Returns Zombies Ate My Neighbors WWF RAW MEGA MAN Super Mario Bros All Stars Toe Jam & Earl Legend Of Zelda A Link To The Past Donkey Kong Country 1-3 Rock N Roll Racing The Adventures Of Batman & Robin (if you haven't played this then shame on you) Super Bomberman 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time General Chaos (had to edit this in once I remembered it, freaking amazing game) Bubsy 1 & 2 (had to edit these in as well, lots of fun)
These are the ones I remember most. But now I am 23, still gaming and still loving it.
The old Spectrum ZX and an educational game called Granny's Garden back in 1984/1985, it was a kind of logic game for children. It was very easy, at least for me since I was the only one in the school to ever complete it.
wow this thread make me feel old, I started playing pong on a generic system I don't remember the name, back in 1977, I was 7 years old, the next year I got the atari 2600, I remember being the first on my block with one of those and all the kids came to play at my house. the rest is history.
I got most of the systems, and I seen technology moving forward since, every little thing, every little step in graphics, things kids from today would call irrelevant, but back in the day were impressive, and I love the arcades, that is why I love Mame, just running an arcade game that as a kid I never thought I would be playing at home Blows my Mind.
That's why i'ts kind of sad to see these spoiled kids of today whining about 5 or 6 frames, gotys, etc.... , I see more often kids unhappy with gaming.
I still like gaming, just don't game that often as before.