I just saw the Games that affected your childhood thread, and it made me think about what specific game got me into gaming. Reading the thread I know lots of people's childhood's were shaped and influenced by video games, but I was just wondering what specific game got you to cross the line from a "Games are Fun!" view to actually following video games and becoming a 'gamer'?
For me, I'd have to say it was either Pokemon Blue, or Age of Empires I, probably the latter. I'd played games a lot earlier, Duke Nukem 3D, one of the Commander Keens (I can't remember which, and I never got very far), and later some N64 games at a friend's, but none of these games really got me into gaming decides just being fun.
Just as a note, most of my early games were all PC based (Fuck yeah Windows 95 and then 98), rather than console (we got our friend's N64 when he got a PS2, that was my family's first console), and I continue to play on PC almost exclusively, despite owning a PS3 and earlier a PS2.