Christmas 1999 is when 5 year old me was gifted my first Playstation. Before then, I was accustomed to DOS and Windows 98 gaming, but my childhood since this time was when I started following gaming. After the PS1, came the Gameboy Color, then a PS2, a Gameboy Advance SP, and I saved up to buy a PSP in 7th grade.
But after that, keeping with the console releases just stopped for me.The PS3 was $600, and XBOX 360 had a reputation around my friends, like "Ew, you a Micro-freak." So until further notice, I played games on my PC once again.
But, I found myself getting curious and nostalgic in recent years. I bought myself an SNES/NES/Genesis clone system in 2014, an original XBOX in 2015, a PS Vita in 2016, an XBOX 360 in 2017, and just yesterday I finally brought home a PS3 ultra-slim 500GB model. Hey, it was only $50.
Now I may own way too much gaming stuff now, and all of it is more than a generation old, but... I'm experiencing games that I just couldn't as a minor in high school without a reliable income, and it's a really nice feeling.
Anyone else have similar experiences?