I learned of Persona 3 prior to release, and played it when it came out. Then I played Persona 4 when it came out. I was still playing it when Vinny and Jeff started. I also created an Endurance Run thread on GameFAQs' Persona 4 forum, helping bring in new members who knew of the game even before they knew of the site.
A lot of the games I own were impulse purchases. I walk into a store and if the box art looks dumb, I buy it. That's how I end up with such masterpieces as Cocoto Fishing Master and Heavenly Guardian. Just the other day I came across APB and some game that had a quote from Norman Chan on the box. I managed to come to my senses though, and left with neither game. I need to come to my senses more often.
Matt Kessler never read any of my questions, but I was a guest on his podcast once. Notice that episode never aired and the BSHAF doesn't exist any more? I like to think that I single-handedly destroyed the podcast. I consider that my greatest accomplishment on Giant Bomb.
Oh, and one of the wiki articles I wrote was featured in the Community Spotlight once.