I hear alot about big gamers, but when did you all start? and with what platforms and games? Are you an oldschool gamer, or newschool?
I started on Atari, then to Sega master system and the commodore 64 when visiting my aunt all starting roughly 27 years ago when I was 4 or 5 years old.
Ahhh, the no save option on Sega's... Playing Alex kidd in miracle world... Anyone walking into the room while playing would cause the game console (sitting on wooden floor) to vibrate and freeze the game, Would have to reset the console and start again!
Who remember's the old blow in the game cartridge trick and smack the T.V? Those fixed everything!
In all honesty, I am grateful to have started long ago to play alot of classics on the old platforms. My family was poor and couldn't get the newest platforms but they did what they could.
If I could turn back time and have the top of the line stuff from this era back then, I wouldn't.
Windows 95 and 98 I played Doom, I believe it was 3 floppy disks to install and 1 more to play the game. Also Kings quest: heir today, gone tomorrow... they don't really make them like this anymore, Then runescape on dial up Internet.... Ahhh, the days you snuck out of bed early and cranked the dial up trying to smother the modem to muffle the noise to not wake your parents!
I used to have the old black brick black and white Gameboy, by this point I started saving pocket money and bought a second hand nintendo 64 from a swap meet.
Later down the track we got a second hand play station (the original)
Not sure if anyone remembers these things! For a while I had a first gen "skannerz" hand held device, They were kinda obsolete fast... But a cool niche game device.
For christmas on the release of the first xbox we got a brand new xbox console. This was big for my parents, they saved hard for that one. Halo: ce on that christmas day with my dad and uncle changed gaming for me forever!
Then I got the first edition Gameboy advance, Moved on to Xbox 360 and halo 3 multiplayer... At this point I started feeling gaming just wasn't the same, but still loved it.
Eventally moving on to xbox 3rd and now 4th gen, I own a laptop now finally.. Although never been able to afford a gaming one yet!
I miss the days google wasn't around, Everyone had to work it all out on their own, No relying on something else to give you answers.