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I've been gaming since the late days of the Atari 7800. I originally owned both the Atari 2600 and 7800 (though I preferred the style of the 7800). I didn't get my Nintendo until a couple years into the 16-bit era and I remember getting Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, and Bugs Bunny's Birthday Bash with the system. I only remember getting the Bugs Bunny game because I ended up breaking my hand when Taz, the final boss, defeated me and I had to restart the game from the beginning. I've calmed down a lot since then! The Super NES was the first system that I bought with my own money. I saved $120 for a Super NES control set that came bundled with Zelda: A Link to the Past - a game I didn't even want at first. After I got home with the SNES, I decided to give Zelda a shot since I didn't have anything else - and I LOVED it. I've been a hardcore Zelda fan ever since. I never had a Sega console until the next generation. When the PS1, N64, and Saturn were all out, I went with the N64. I was really disappointed with it at first so I took it back for a Saturn (with its many great arcade titles). I really loved the Saturn. Virtua Fighter 2, Daytona USA and Panzer Dragoon II Zwei made the Saturn a memorable system for me. Eventually I decided to give the N64 a shot again. It wasn't long before I was bored with it again and this time I made the lasting to decision to get a Playstation (all because of Final Fantasy VII). I never got rid of that system. I just kept buying games for it and about a year after that, I got an N64 again. I wanted to try having all three systems but I was very broke and still in junior high and high school so money was tight. When the Dreamcast was unveiled, I fell in love. All the press and interviews made it seem as though Sega had learned its lessons and was preparing a huge comeback. And so, on 9/9/99, I got my Dreamcast along with Soul Calibur, Air Force Delta, Sonic Adventure, and Blue Stinger. I still have it hooked up to this day (on a 37" LCD via VGA cable). I waited on the next three consoles so that I could make an educated choice this time - didn't want to do that trading game any more. After almost three years of watching game reviews and releases, I decided on an Xbox. My first games for it were Halo and Morrowind. Surprisingly, Morrowind is the game that got all of my friends to jump on the Xbox band wagon - not Halo. Not that we didn't play a lot of Halo but Morrowind was mind-blowing to us console-centric gamers. After that I got a Gamecube because of games like Metroid Prime and Resident Evil remakes. I eventually got a PS2 with Final Fantasy X, Devil May Cry, and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (somehow my girlfriend at the time thought Lord of the Rings would be good). Then I bought the Wii from a friend along with component cables, Super Mario Galaxy, Rampage, Resident Evil: UC, and Super Smash Bros Brawl. After about 2 years of gaming on the Wii I finally bought an Xbox 360 (along with Ghost Recon: AW, Gears of War 2, Call of Duty 4, Battlefield Bad Company, and the pack in games: Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda) and a PS3 (with Riddick, Resistance, Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, LittleBigPlanet, and Uncharted.). I also recently got a Saturn again and it is also hooked up.
As for PC gaming, I build my own computers. Back in '07 I built a pretty fancy rig (for the time of course). I now have a computer with the following specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 @ 2.7GHz
Dual Geforce 8600 in SLI mode
8GB DDR2 RAM
I was playing PC games briefly but got tired of dealing with performance issues (I'm a perfectionist.) Some of my PC games include Starcraft, Crysis, Half-Life 2, Far Cry, and a whole lot more (via Steam).