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I've been into gaming since the early 80s. But The Legend of Zelda on NES was what cemented gaming for me.

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Been gaming since I was a baby (80s) but it wasnt until TLOZ A Link to the Past that I got really passionate about it.

My first three games were Tommy Lasorda Baseball, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Quack Shot. There's no way I could tell you exactly which game I played first. I still play those three games today from time to time, actually. Beyond that, I can't tell you which game got me further into the industry.

I clearly remember something like that. It was Zelda Skyward Sword. I started following Nintendo news and getting invested in the game industry as a whole.

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Hmm, pie.

I'd say shining force 3. I always gamed before this game released but this game was the one that got me hooked. I spent so many hours on it my mates used to take piss outta me saying I've disappeared. It was this game that made me realise I could just lose myself into gaming and completely forget about what was going on elsewhere in my life and the world.

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Super Mario World, since it was the first game I owned. But a lot of NES, SNES, and PS1 games also made me enjoy gaming even more.

Hm, probably God of War on the PS2 in 2005. I followed that game religiously.

Pitfall when I was a toddler, Fantasy Zone and Alex Kids a couple years later. Altered Beast and Sonic a few years after that. Super Metroid and Earthbound after that,. Ridge Racer when PSX came out. Halo:CE when I was a young adult. All of those games I consider important to my love of gaming, and I also think of the Super Mario and Mario RPGs as important, though less so. More recently, I'd say Destiny 1 & 2, TW3, and BOTW have been significant to me.

I guess if I have to choose 1 single game, it would be Pitfall.  I was just 2-3 years old, but I was hooked once I finally beat the first level.  My dad got me into gaming young.  Incidentally, we was a gamer from the early days, right up until his death a few years ago.  He loved JRPGs. 

The second most significant would be Halo: CE.  Some of my fondest gaming memories come from a multi-day marathon co-op session with my little brother over Thanksgiving weekend 2001.  Those warm memories are part of what brought me back to gaming after I had gotten away from it as a teenager.