My question is mainly three-fold. Who was the first person in your family to call themselves a "gamer"? What was the first game you beat, and how old were you? Do you think this could affect someone's innate ability to play video games?
The reason I wanted to post this thread is that I was thinking about the first game I ever beat and I want to say it was Super Monkey Ball 2 for the GameCube. that game is 30 minute long. I've been gaming since I was five, but I rarely beat anything until I was ten or eleven.
I would really love to know where the GB community's personal gaming habits come from. How long did it take before you really stuck with gaming as a hobby? If I'm being honest, it took me a while, but for all I know, eleven may be very young for some of you.
Born in 1984 but didn't own a console until 1992 with the NES. My gaming days goes back a few years earlier due to a cousin who owned a NES at the time and is the reason I got hooked on gaming. Not sure if I ever beat anything prior to owning a NES but the original Legend of Zelda was the first game I beat on my own when I was around 9.
In terms of a hobby, guess the N64 is where it really started to turn into one for myself. Main reason was I only owned 4 games for the NES and my gaming library didn't really start expanding till getting a N64 in late 1998.