#51 Posted by Hamst3r (4638 posts) -

PC, mainly. I had an Atari 2600 and an NES too, but I was on the family PC most of the time. A few years later I got my own PC and it was all downhill from there.

#52 Posted by Wacomole (864 posts) -

Well the Sinclair Spectrum got me my first job in the industry, but I think the C64 was where everything just clicked for me.

#53 Posted by Rick_Fingers (523 posts) -

Moon Patrol on my old Apple IIe or whatever it was called, and going to my neighbour's house and playing his C64

#54 Posted by Angouri (233 posts) -

I played a ton of Gameboy and Mac/PC... So much Simcity, Starcraft, Zelda and Pokemon.

#55 Posted by ConfusedOwl (987 posts) -

I remember the first console/handheld I owned and bought games for was the gameboy colour. I played games on nes and snes back then but I didn't own them myself.

#56 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2336 posts) -

Though I had a NES and a Sega Mega Drive in the 90's it wasn't till I got my Gameboy Colour in 2001 that my obsession for video games had me do nothing else but play Pokemon and Nintendo made games.

#57 Edited by MJLL (16 posts) -

SNES - I have deep regrets of giving it away to family. Mario World, SF Turbo, FF6, and Uniracers

#58 Posted by mlarrabee (3143 posts) -

Commodore Amiga 500+.

Sidewinder was sweet. MouseTrap was sweet, but super hard.

#59 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (4135 posts) -

Atari 2600. Remember waking up in the morning maybe I was 3 or 4 at the time and playing against my sister in combat, believe it was 1990 or so. My family was pretty late on the console generations, we didn't get a NES until maybe 1991.

#61 Posted by Stonyman65 (2944 posts) -


#62 Edited by fisk0 (4844 posts) -

PC, some of my earliest memories are of playing Pole Position and Digger (a Dig Dug clone) on my dad's 286, a couple of years later I was introduced to the NES and Probotector (the censored European version of Contra) by a neighbor. What I feel was the point where I really started getting obsessed with the medium was with Wing Commander, which blew my mind back then, with all it's well animated cutscenes, dynamic music and relatively deep story, especially as I hadn't seen Battlestar Galactica or much of Star Trek at the time, and my primary contact with Star Wars had been through one of those read-along-cassette tapes. Seeing large scale space combat unfold in real time, fully interactive on the computer monitor was quite a bit more enchanting than watching those pictures in the Star Wars booklet.

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#63 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6170 posts) -

The N64

#64 Posted by Rattle618 (1456 posts) -

My first 286 computer and maybe a bootleg NES system called "Family game" that got really popular around here when I was growing up.

#65 Posted by BillWhiskey601 (67 posts) -


#66 Edited by Sinusoidal (2025 posts) -

The family owned a Pong box and a woody 2600, and those were well and good, but my first system that I begged and pleaded for and got for my birthday was a Sega Master System. Alex Kidd, Phantasy Star, Fantasy Zone, Space Harrier... Sega had some fucked up and imo more interesting IPs back in the day. I have a stack of EGM, Gamepro and VideoGames and Computer Entertainment magazines somewhere in a box in an attic.

#67 Posted by RonGalaxy (3332 posts) -

ps1 and pc

#68 Posted by Belegorm (789 posts) -

PC. MS-DOS was awesome back in the day :) Eventually I got some consoles, but the PC was always what I had the most games on.

#69 Posted by redgonzo (97 posts) -


#70 Posted by RavenX302 (275 posts) -

NES. Forever shall the Mega Man 2 ice level music be stuck in my head

#71 Edited by YOU_DIED (703 posts) -

I'd still never call myself a 'gamer', but my first system was a Genesis

#72 Posted by BeachThunder (12731 posts) -

The peace-e circa 199x

#73 Edited by EarthBowl (164 posts) -

The only console that truly introduced me to gaming was my N64. Getting it on Christmas with a copy of Goldeneye really was a special moment for me and my introduction into this beautiful hobby I can confidently call my own.

#74 Edited by Grixxel (773 posts) -

SNES. Chrono Trigger. It all went downhill from there.

#75 Edited by Nightriff (5653 posts) -

Original XBox, I had 64 and GC before it and loved to game but it was then that I got into it on the web and magazines and stuff

#76 Edited by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

ZX Spectrum, which my parents bought second-hand from one of my neighbours. I had a Videopac (Magnavox Odyssey) before that, but it was the Spectrum that really got me into it for whatever reason.

#77 Posted by Gamer_152 (14142 posts) -

That's kind of difficult for me to gauge because it was a gradual process for me, but I wouldn't have known about release dates, reviews, and that kind of thing until some time in the Gamecube era. I definitely had a big interest in video games before that though, I spent a lot of time on the Playstation One and Gameboy Colour.

#78 Posted by C0V3RT (1382 posts) -

The NES started it, the first console I was an adult with expendable disposable income to go crazy with on game purchases was the original Xbox.

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#80 Posted by billyhoush (1213 posts) -

The Sega Genesis (model 2 that came with Sonic 2 & Echo the Dolphin) that my mother bought me from Canadian Tire. I still have it and play it.

#81 Posted by MikeJFlick (445 posts) -

A late 80's PC running dos, ooo yeah baby!

#82 Posted by JFiveJ5 (62 posts) -

I had a NES at a very early age. Moved on to the Genesis after that. That was the first time I can remember reading gaming magazines and learning about what was coming out. But I would have to say that it was the Playstation that solidified me as a true gamer. Bushido Blade had me hooked.

#83 Posted by Warfare (1645 posts) -


#84 Edited by ch3burashka (5328 posts) -

The democratic system.

#85 Edited by AlexGlass (688 posts) -
#86 Posted by Roger778 (960 posts) -

NES, Super NES, the PC, then finally the X-Box consoles. I've had my X-Box 360 for about 3 years now. My original box RROD' on me, and I sent it back to Microsoft, and they gave me a new one. It hasn't broken on me yet.

#87 Posted by MegaLombax (444 posts) -

The PC i think. I remember playing the heck out of Sidewinder. Also this one game with 2 giant lizard monsters. You took control of one of the monsters and were supposed to finish off the other. You could also eat the scared villagers in the level.

#88 Posted by Morningstar (2266 posts) -

The PC in the mid 90's.

#89 Edited by Killroycantkill (1434 posts) -

For me it was the NES. Even though I was born in 1990 my dads friend got his kid a Super Nintendo in 1994, then I got that kids NES and all his games. So I started a generation behind and never actually owned a SNES even to this day. But it was system that got me totally hooked on videogames.

My dad likes to make jokes like if he never brought home that console home I'd be way into sports and gettin' drunk.

#90 Posted by McShank (1633 posts) -

NES was my first game system but My true gaming moment came when i was introduced to Final Fantasy on Playstation one when I was in elementary and fell in love with games and how awesome they are vs just playing them for something to do.

#91 Posted by Herman30 (39 posts) -

Definitely the Amiga 500 turned me into a gamer.

#92 Posted by Hunter5024 (6147 posts) -

Aside from the occasional borrowed Game Informer, I didn't start paying attention to games coverage until the beginning of this generation. To me that doesn't really equate to being a gamer. I considered myself one probably around the PS1 and N64 era.

#93 Edited by DarthOrange (3932 posts) -
#94 Edited by Nux (2484 posts) -

The SNES. I can't even remember how many hours I spent as a 5 year old child playing a Link To The Past and Super Mario RPG.

#95 Posted by Butano (1809 posts) -

NES for me.

#96 Posted by theoracleofgame (96 posts) -

The PC definitely got me hooked on gaming. I owned a Gameboy Advanced beforehand, but never got super deep into any games on the platform (besides Pokemon Fire Red). My first couple of games were Star Wars: Jedi Knight Jedi Academy and Lego Star Wars. I remember playing a shit ton of 2 player Lego Star Wars on a single keyboard. It was fun, if incredibly clunky.

#97 Edited by MoonwalkSA (451 posts) -

The very first games I can remember playing were Galaga and Galaxian on the PC. This was when I was... like... 2 or 3 years old, or so.

The very first system of any kind I ever owned was a GameBoy Pocket, when I was 5. A year or two later, I got an SNES.

#98 Edited by RedCream (694 posts) -

NES introduced me to gaming. Super Mario Bros., Road Fighter, Contra and Adventure Island was the shit that time. PS1 is really something else though. Had a lot of fun times with that system.

#99 Posted by Kierkegaard (614 posts) -

Dell PC in the late 90s, then PS2 in 2002 really got me hooked.

#100 Posted by Sanity (1963 posts) -

PS1, i started with the NES, Genesis, and the N64, but the PS1 was the first system i was old enough to get really into, played the hell out of Crash Bandicoot, Gran Turismo 1 & 2, along with FF, Spyro, and basically anything else i could get my hands on.