Why do you game and what appeals to you in this hobby? I'm curious to see some different answers as to why you enjoy this activity.
I, personally, enjoy it because it can be very creative. I just really like the fact that you can do lots of great stuff that you can't do in real life.
I remember the first games I used to play were Super Mario Bros. for the NES and Duck Hunt with my brother and sister and cousins. Not to mention Dr. Mario, Silver Surfer, Ice Hockey, and Metroid. Those games were great.
The great ideas of these games were put into these small cartridges which really amazed me, to be honest. The thought of such technology astounded me.
I really got into gaming with the PS1. I had so much fun with, playing great games with my brother and sister. I was so captivated by the idea of fighting huge monsters, solving puzzles, and collecting things.
I then got an N64 one day with Ocarina of Time, Mario 64, and Smash Bros. 64, along with 2 controllers. This is a huge basket of great memories. I had such a great time playing Smash Bros. with my friends, exploring Hyrule, and flying around an open ended area filled with Bob-ombs and goombas.
Perhaps my gaming reasons are affected by my siblings and friends, and how much fun I had with them? Either way, these are all my reasons for gaming.
How about you? What keeps you gaming and how did you start gaming?