What age did you first start playing games?

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  1. danielrbischoff

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    I really got into video games when I turned 5 and was given a Game Boy for my birthday. It's what started my long love affair with Yoshi (not Yoshi Cookie goddamit). What age did you start heavily investing yourself in video games?
     
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    I think I was five or six when my fathers co-worker gave his old dos computer to my family. It had Doom, Prince of Persia, Duke Nukem 2, somekind of a Indy Racing game and Super Karts.

    Now I need to get my hands on Super Karts again.
     
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    In the days of Amiga/Atari my brothers would play and I'd watch. Then I'd have a go at some games and obviously suck at them, I'd be about 7 at the time.

    Gameboy was probably MY first gaming system. I schooled Donkey Kong Land and Wario Land on that bad boy. To sum up, I reckon 8 is when I started playing them.
     
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  4. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    4 or 5 with an Atari and NES. I would say that I have always been invested in games. Played with siblings and friends, but my heaviest investment would probably be my 16th bday when I bought myself a N64.
     
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    I was about 2 when my first memory of video games was created. I was playing Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES.
     
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    Same, except for the whole Yoshi obsession. Weirdo.
     
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    used44 Forum Moderator

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    Also the GameBoy. There was some pc stuff before that but the Game Boy sealed the deal. Got my first one when I was 5 or 6.
     
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  8. danielrbischoff

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    My pre-Game Boy flirting was mostly with the NES.
     
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  9. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    I remember going to help out at my dad's video store as a kid. If we worked hard he would let us take a rental NES home for a couple of days.

    Whoa, just had a memory of coaxial cables...


    I think I need to sit down.
     
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    Must have been when I was 9 or 10. My parents got a computer for my brother and I, and we played the SHIT out of Star Wars: Dark Forces. And educational games. And backyard baseball. And then my love affair with the PC continued from there, unabated.
     
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    2 years old on Mortal Kombat on the Sega Genesis. I remember my cousin babysitting me and seeing him rip Scorpion's mask off and burn the other player. i was completely shocked and wanted to do it too. Turned out I beat him a lot even at 2 years old. Later that year my mom got me a Genesis for Christmas and it came with Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I remember the system was faulty and we took it back to Circuit City to exchange it. My only other system was an SNES on my 5th or 6th Christmas and I got Mortal Kombat, Cool World, and Math Blaster. I got a GameBoy with just Tetris on my 7th birthday and I actually never got any games for it after that except Galaga. Of course later on I got other consoles but those were the first.
     
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  12. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Talking about this, it was super awesome to watch my 5 and 6 year old play Portal 2 today. I was surprised by some of the things they got and mostly bored by the amount of time they spent doing the interactions and just giggling.
     
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    You don't have memories of playing games from 2-years-old, you stupid bags of dicks.
     
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    You sir, were never hugged as a child. This is also why I remember why I don't post on the GR forums...too many douche bags. (Most of you guys are fine), but too many douche bags.
     
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    I had a sega genesis growing up and then a nes. I was around around 3 or 4 years old. I used to love me some sonic the hedgehog. I remember I saved up all my happy meal tickets from mcdonalds so they would send me a copy of sonic 2 in the mail. I was so young I grew tired of waiting for it and had forgotten I had even done it. Was a nice surprise the morning it came.

    Sonic the hedgehog. Mortal Kombat. Space Jam and Earl!
     
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    Oh boo. It was a joke.
     
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  17. Ivory_Soul

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    Sure doesn't sound like one. Might want to reword your "jokes" next time.
     
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  18. used44

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    Stick around the forums and maybe you'll get a sense for our intense camaraderie that allows for such bad/mean jokes.

    Or go write a review for Unreal Tournament, whatever.
     
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    Was that a thing? That's amazing.
     
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    GR Forums: we're better people here.
     
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