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From as far back as I can remember, there were video games. Certainly my earliest memories are of both the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64, though I can't recall if one came before the other. Regardless, on the former, my favourites included Berzerk, Pitfall II and Skiing. The C64 enticed me with Uridium, Hawkeye, Combat School, The Last Ninja, Rampage, Druid, Kikstart 2, and anything else I could get my hands on. The possibilities of game creation with BASIC programming and the Shoot-Em-Up-Construction-Kit also kept my interest for many hours.
From there came my brother's NES, which of course featured Super Mario Bros 1, 2 and 3. This led to my allegiance towards Nintendo and the purchase of my very own GameBoy. On this I played Tetris, Super Mario Land 2, Wario Blast, Mortal Kombat, F1 Race, Donkey Kong, Turrican and more. We also had a Sega Master System and SNES come into the house around this time.
I distinctly recall seeing Wolfenstein 3D on PC around 1993, and remarking that it looked "realistic" to me. I'd never seen such immersion in a game before. Then came stories from my brother about the follow-up - Doom - in which you battled demons instead of Nazis, and actually saw the gun reload on screen. Once I started playing it, I never really stopped. Again, my creative side emerged when I began crudely creating my own maps, then sprites and music. In fact, if it weren't for me developing an appreciation for Doom's soundtrack, I might never have learned how to play an instrument, or figured out how to compose music (to make MIDI files for my own WADs), or bought albums by bands like Alice In Chains and Pantera (whose songs were covered in the game).
Obviously after Doom there was no going back to the GameBoy, but I did buy a Nintendo 64 when they first came out. I only seem to remember owning Mario 64 and Starfox 64 (aka Lylat Wars), but would regularly rent games such as Mario Kart 64, Turok, Perfect Dark, and Waverace 64, and spend many nights staying up until sunrise playing them.
Of course, I kept coming back to the PC, following on from Doom with Hexen and the Quake series, and Lucasarts games like Day Of The Tentacle and Full Throttle. After a while I sold the N64 and bought my own computer, where I began to get into Starcraft, Diablo II, Starlancer, attempted to learn C++ programming to develop my own software (I unfortunately hit a wall in my self-taught study and was unable to progress beyond basic commands), and started to get into music production using Cakewalk.
I never got back into consoles after that. I played a bit of Gamecube and was unimpressed (except for Timesplitters 2). I hated the PSOne, and was only marginally interested in the PS2. I don't seem to ever remember playing an XBox, but did recently buy a copy of Left 4 Dead for my girlfriend's housemate's Xbox360 so I could play it at her house, but then shortly after I bought a laptop which could run it anyway. (As a side note, he moved out and took the game with him, so I used the last of his shower gel.)
Most recently I've been engrossed by Starcraft II, Borderlands, Half-Life 2, Torchlight, Beyond Good & Evil, Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines, Dead Island, Diablo III, Portal 1 & 2, and whatever else Steam has on sale.
Runner up in the Blue Stinger t-shirt design contest.