The C64 was the first gaming system to call my own. I pretty much ignored the 16-32 bit consoles, cause I had an Amiga 500. The Amiga was a great system. Most of my best gaming memories come from that time.. First PC in 1991 - a date I still remember, because i bought Wing Commander II on launch day :-D
Great. Now I feel old. ^_^
A better question might be did you start "Before NES" or "NES & up?"
NES was what revitalized video games after the crash, re-popularized them, and catapulted them into the mainstream and casual audience with Super Mario Bros.
I'm more interested in fining out who started playing video games when they were underground.
I started gaming with the Atari 800XL, and frequenting Arcades which were popular stops in shopping malls in the eighties, but my interest in video games really took off with the NES and Sega Master System. I still remember initially not having a game on the Sega console, but it had this silly built in maze game. Ah nostalgia.
No, I probably started during the time of the SNES. After all, it came out when I was 2 years old. I started playing games too early for me to remember what the first game I played was. I might have actually started playing games on the PC, but I'm not sure. I've played games for as long as I can remember.
Rockin' since the 2600 and still going. I didn't game on the PC until the late 90's simply because of the fact that when some guys I knew had one and played it, they had to type in the execute every time and I just wanted to the simple console style of plug and play, I had advanced ADD that made me not sit still long enough to type anything or care.
(Back in the day I think they actually called that being a kid and didn't try to drug your ass every time you were restless or did something stupid.)
~1980 on the 2600 was my first gaming and I thought it was pretty awesome at the time
so 2600, nothing for pretty big gap, then the NES kinda late in the game, then nothing for another gap, then to the Amiga 500, a 486 PC, gap, PS1, PS2, nothing again for awhile, then a 360 about 1yr after launch
I've had some pretty weird stretches in there but I keep coming back to gaming.