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My brother picked up a Sega Master System, where I played my first game; Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Then my parents bought an NES as a combo gift for my sister and me. I ended up using it more and gaming became my passion from then on.
In 1994 my alcoholic uncle bought scratch-off tickets for all of his nieces and nephews for Christmas, my brother won $100, and we used that to buy a SNES. Our parents made us do chores for weeks to save up the tax.
When my parents got me and my brother the original Xbox I was hooked and slowly progressed away from consoles to pc and became more and more obsessed with playing games and I’ll never look back! Gaming is life!
My dad tried saying Nintendo in pig Latin... like bro even though I'm 5 I know what that means 🤣 so I got the NES shortly afterwards. Didn't play it too much though, it wasn't until an N64 for my birthday and I played Star Fox 64, my life changed forever.
I had a NES. I was the youngest kid and was envious of my siblings' skills. We played all the classics, and as I got older, I kept upgrading systems. Sometimes those upgrades were one system behind, but that made games cheaper and saved me from buying terrible games with poor ratings and reviews.
My brother asked for an NES for Christmas when I was 5. I had no idea what it was but I was thrilled I got a “gag box” (included a whoopee cushion, a flower for your shirt that squirts water at people, the arrow-through-the-head gag, etc). But I quickly got hooked on the NES
My mom tells me stories of when I was 2 or 3 going to my babysitter's house. She'd have me sitting in her lap while she played Super Mario World. I was hooked at a very young age, and it only got more fun as I grew up with buddies who had consoles.
I don't really know for sure. My parents are not into gaming, but for some reason they had an NES & SNES. My older sister played sometimes, but wasn't really into it. Guess I was just meant to be the gamer in the family.
As with many others I can't remember at time before video games. My older brother had a NES and my earliest memories are TMNT and SMB2. Actually remember more playing on our SNES Super Mario World and Street Fighter 2. Cherished memories playing with my brother and dad.
I got into gaming in the late 90s, with the N64 and PS1. Never owned one but friends/cousins did with games like THPS 1 and Goldeye how could you not get pumped. Plus thanks to the anime kids I discovered the world that is all the games RPGs, JRPGs, tabletop, strategy the list goes on
My first memory was the original Gameboy with Tetris. But that was followed up with my uncles glorious basement, which had every NES game a kid could dream of. SMB3 is now the easiest game to beat because of that.
I distinctly remember my uncle getting an NES at Christmas and I had a chance to play Super Mario Bros. for the first time. I was hooked and it was all I could talk about until my parents relented and bought us an NES the following Christmas. I never looked back.
I’ve been gaming since before the ability to develop long-term memories so don’t remember the details, but my older brother got me into it via NES with SMB 3, and apparently I got good enough that I taught them how to beat the final boss
Just realIzed I’ve teaching gaming since 3 years old lol
I honestly don't know. I've been playing since before I can remember. My parents have pics of me laying in the floor as a toddler playing Duck Hunt during a house party. My parents aren't gamers either so I don't even know why we had consoles. Gaming was just always there, just part of my DNA.
My profile pic on this site is me snuggling my dad's Nintendo box in what was I believe 1987. Loved watching him play and taking up the controller myself, as has happened with my kids as well. Moved up from Sesame Street games to Mario Bros. quickly and never looked back.