I started gaming at the age of 4 after my sisters and I got the original NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) for Christmas in 1988.
Game Boy (1990)
Recess meant finding a place I could play my Game Boy without getting busted by my teachers.
Faves: Tetris, Metroid 2, Super Mario Land
Atari Lynx (1990)
I’m pretty sure I (or my parents) spent more on batteries than on games for this thing.
Faves: Klax, Slime World
Sega Genesis (1990)
While I preferred playing the SNES I owe a lot of my childhood social life to the Genesis thanks to being one of the first in my class with one and its port of Mortal Kombat featuring blood instead of the sweat in the SNES version.
Faves: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Kid Chameleon, Vectorman
The release of the PlayStation marked the moment gaming went from being a hobby to an obsession.
Faves: Twisted Metal 2, Final Fantasy 8 (yes, 8!), Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Metal Gear Solid
Almost like a Shakespearean tragedy for the video game industry. Still a great system.
Faves: Soulcalibur, Skies of Arcadia, House of the Dead 2
As much as I love current gen gaming I think the PS2 is my all time favorite system. I still break it out about once a month.
Faves: We ♥ Katamari, SSX 3, Final Fantasy X, God of War, GTA: Vice City and so many more
Xbox 360 (2008)
I wanted it so much at launch but couldn’t afford it. At least I missed out on the Red Ring of Death! Amazing how many AAA titles are still being released this far into its cycle.
Faves: Mass Effect, Skyim, Halo: Reach, Fallout 3, Portal 2
For best, it’s a tie between the Mass Effect series and Fallout 3. Combined, I’m sure I’ve put more time into those games than all others. I’ve played a lot of disappointing games but Superman 64 is at the top of the crap heap.