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What years did you start gaming?

Pre-1980 3 3.53%
1980-1984 12 14.12%
1985-1989 17 20.00%
1990-1994 22 25.88%
1995-1999 20 23.53%
2000-2004 7 8.24%
2005-2009 4 4.71%
2010-2014 0 0%
2015-2020 0 0%
2021-2022 0 0%

Master System
Super Nintendo

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1. Atari 130XE
2. Game Boy (yes, seriously)
4. PS1
5. PS2/GC (tie)
6. X360
7. Wii
8. PS3
9. PS4
10. Switch

Quite a long and diverse history - also I dont really have a primary console - I consider Playstation, Nintendo and PC to be equally valued at least in my view of my libraries.

Platform: Super Nintendo
Year of Purchase: 1991
Games first received/bought: Super Mario World

Platform: Nintendo 64
Year of Purchase: 1998
Games first received/bought: Yoshi's Story

Platform: Game Boy Color (Pikachu Special Edition and later on Lime Green)
Year of Purchase: 1999
Games first received/bought: Pokemon Yellow

Platform: Gamecube
Year of Purchase: 2001
Games first received/bought: Super Smash Bros Melee

Platform: Game Boy Advance
Year of Purchase: 2002
Games first received/bought: Breath of Fire I

Platform: Playstation 2
Year of Purchase: 2003
Games first received/bought: Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X

Platform: Playstation Portable
Year of Purchase: 2003
Games first received/bought: Darkstalkers Chronicle Chaos Tower

Platform: Nintendo DS Lite (Black)
Year of Purchase: 2007
Games first received/bought: Pokemon Diamond

Platform: Nintendo Wii
Year of Purchase: 2008
Games first received/bought: Super Smash Bros Brawl

Platform: Playstation 3 (2nd version)
Year of Purchase: 2011
Games first received/bought: Final Fantasy XIII, Ratchet and Clank All 4 One

Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Year of Purchase: 2013
Games first received/bought: The Legend of Zelda Link Between Worlds, Pokemon X

Platform: WiiU
Year of Purchase: 2014
Games first received/bought: Super Smash Bros For WiiU, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, NintendoLand, Super Mario 3D World

Platform: Playstation 4
Year of Purchase: 2015
Games first received/bought: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Year of Purchase: 2020
Games first received/bought: Super Mario 3D All Stars, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Pokemon Sword, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Yoshi's Crafted World, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Fire Emblem Three Houses, Fire Emblem Warriors, Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition, Kirby Star Allies, Luigi's Mansion 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, Pokemon lets Go Pikachu, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening, Xenoblade Chronicles 2

I'll likely be getting PS5 sometime a year after whenever FFXVI is coming out or sometime in 2023 whichever comes first.

Tempted to get a Xbox Series X since I have some games through the Xbox ecosystem and there's several I want to get digitally due to the b/c.


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I first started playing video games in either 1990 or 1991. My first console was the NES, which my uncle bought me.
My main consoles for each generation would be NES -> SNES -> PS1 -> PS2 -> PS3 -> PS4. I've played plenty on other consoles too, but those are the ones I spent the most time on during each generation.

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4. Mega Drive
5. PS1/N64 I had both and don't remember which one came first. Played both of them plenty, so I'm putting down both of them.
6. PS2
7. Xbox 360
8. PS4
9. N/A (PC)

N64 / PS1


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My main platform chronology:

1997-2011 PC

2011-2012 PS2

2012-2013 PS2+PS3+PSP

2013-2019 PS3

2019-2021 PC

2021-2022 PS4

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Deus Ex (2000) - a game that pushes the boundaries of what the video game medium is capable of to a degree unmatched to this very day.

C64-Amiga 500-PC-PC-PC-PC-PC

Computers were always my primary video game device, consoles were always something of the afterthought - early exposure to certain genres solidified that I need to have computer if I want to play the best titles when it comes to Graphic (later Point&Click) Adventures, CRPGs and Tactics/Strategy War Games.