I picked up Metroid 2 Return of Samus. I'm a pretty big fan of the Metroid games, and for some reason I had never played this one. I finished it last night and thought it was an awesome game, although I wish it had a little more music. I don't really get why people are so mad about this, since Nintendo doesn't have to give anybody anything.
It's kind of hard to pinpoint exactly when I started playing video games. I was born in 89, and my parents (and grandparents) were gamers, so I was exposed to the NES very early on. They always tell me about how they had a 48 hour Castlevania 2 marathon when my mom was on maternity leave. Supposedly my mom, dad, and grandmother beat Castlevania 2 without a guide over the course of two days while simultaneously taking care of me. I don't think I was able to actually get through the first couple of levels of SMB until I was about three years old. Playing Maniac Mansion before you know how to read was a real bummer, but I figured out how to get inside the mansion regardless.