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1990 - NES, I barely have memories of this one. I just remember barely playing Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt.

1997 - SNES. I got this bundled with the black Killer Instinct cartridge. Along the way, I got Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario World, which gave me the fondest memories of Nintendo. I also got Aladdin, which was a truly masterful game.

1998 - Game Boy Pocket. Bundled with Tetris Attack, I got Pokemon: Blue Version as a birthday gift that year, which I took everywhere. I loved the hell out of that game.

1999 - PlayStation. I was quite the late bloomer with the PlayStation. Got it as a gift on Christmas that year with Gran Turismo 2. I remember renting out a ton of games at Blockbuster during this period. Smackdown 2, GTA2, Rayman, Driver 2... I remember having a lot of fun with Gran Turismo 2, which expanded my knowledge about cars even further.

2001 - N64. Santa back then was a poor fellow, so he couldn't promise my brother and I a PS2. So we got a secondhand Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64 and WWF No Mercy, which gave me  tons of hours of fun. Never managed to find the last star in the castle .

2002 - PS2. Managed to finally get one by Christmas with WWE Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth. I was also ecstatic it doubled as a DVD player, which we didn't have yet. A week or so later, the Three Kings left a gift for us on our uncle's house. It was Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and it blew our tiny minds. I remember playing that and GTA III at our cousin's house, but having it for ourselves to endlessly experience it was such a joy. It was a true leap forward for us. And it got better. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, True Crime: Streets of LA, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, Need for Speed Underground 2, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and even more! When people look at me like I'm crazy for saying I had my best experience with a PS2, they don't understand the joy it brought me.

2009 - PS3. It was the first console I managed to buy with my own money. I wanted Grand Theft Auto IV, but it was sold out everywhere in my mall, so we had to wait an entire day to get it on a farther Best Buy. I still remember the tune waiting for the game to install. The game was truly something else. Not to mention the PS3 bootup sequence which, in my opinion, is one of the best bootups of any console, if not the best. Bioshock, Resident Evil 5, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Midnight Club: Los Angeles... we were progressing slowly. I still remember the employee from Babbages recommending my brother and I to get Uncharted: Drake's Fortune since the second one was releasing later that year, a decision I never regretted. Then, I got DSL, and we were introduced to the world of online gaming. And then the bootup changed, and online was unforgiving (mostly because we had 2Mbps). But then Uncharted 2 happened, and it blew my mind that Christmas morning when I got it. And it only got better ever since.

2015 - PS4. My brother and I went to Best Buy to look for something. We go to the videogame section to check the stuff like we always did. He went in front of some PS4's, and after inspecting them, he just picks one up, which honestly took me by surprise. He got the Arkham Knight bundle, which was an excellent way to start. It got better and better since then. GTA V, Assassin's Creed IV, MGS V, Uncharted 4, Fallout 4... right now having 48 digital games and 28 physical games. And it just keeps getting better.