I know people have asked what was your first gaming memory? or what was first system you have owned. But a couple bombcasts ago, the guys were talking about how some gamers, could seriously put the Xbox 360 or even PS3 into a category of being their first game system. So, not the first game system your played or owned, but what was the first system that you had where you felt like a gamer, reading reviews, taking the time to consider your purchases and not buying a game because the box art looked cool, actually knowing when a game was coming out?
For me it was the Dreamcast. I had a SNES and N64 before hand, but I was about 14 when I got the Dreamcast, and that is when I also started reading GamePro and GameSpot. Reading the reviews and thinking about stuff like online play and framerate.