How long have you been a gamer?

How long have you been a gamer? Do you remember your first experiences playing video games? Please share them with us here....
 

LividJay

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Since I was little (maybe 4 or 5). I had the original Nintendo Entertainment System. My cousins also had an Atari, so had a little experience with that. Man, I'm really dating myself here.
 

Jamesholic

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I first got a ps1 when i was a kid i used to play abes oddworld and it was lit i had so much fun on this game and then i played crash bandicoot and it was the best
 

Lifespot

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I got a PS1 in 1994, but before then used to play on a NES and a Sega Mega drive.

My parents owned an Atari that I can remember using.
 
Since I was little, at a young age of 11, or 12 years of age. I began playing Minecraft firstly and this is how I became a video game addict. This lead onto various different types of video games, consoles and here I am today a proud gamer!
 

Nerdface

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The first console I owned was a Sega Master System II (closely followed by a NES - we got them the same Christmas). That'd have been around 1989 / 1990 I think.

The first games I played were probably Sonic The Hedgehog, Ms. Pac-man and Alex Kidd in Miracle World.

I've since owned the majority of successive consoles apart from Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64, Wii U, and Switch.
 

bittersweet

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I believe I was probably in late elementary or early middle school. My dad owned a Nintendo SNES so I remember playing duck hunter on it. I really got into gaming when we got our first Playstation.
 

bharath

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I was playing from childhood that is now at 20 years, as I played first time on a disk based computer. In those days the computer runs from floppy so it was a Pacman where i enjoyed a lot. At this stage I am playing Vice city and Tarzan games both are perfect on my PC.
 

Cleopatra92

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The first thing I got was Pokemon Yellow on a Gameboy Color. Good times lol

My parents weren't young enough to have known video games. So it wasn't until I was a little older that I was able to ask for them, and talk them into getting them for me lol.
 

AronD

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I got my first Gameboy when I was 7 and I remember playing a lot of Pokémon :love:.
One year later I got a Playstation 2, my favorite game was Ratchet & Clank!
Later (around 12 years old) I started playing PC games (free), mostly Battlefield heroes, play4free and bf3...
Now I'm still a PC gamer, mostly CSGO and the newer Battlefield games.
 

Camelie

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Gosh, it's been a while. I started sneaking games on my brother's consoles when I was a wee child of around 6 or 7 years of age. I've been a gamer for around two decades now. Still a gamer, except I can actually buy my games now instead of waiting hopefully every time my birthday, or Christmas, came around.
 

jpk0007

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Well, i have been a gamer for a long time now. Honestly, i really dont remember the exact year when i started gaming. I have been interested in computer and online games right from my School days. i remember the first ever game i played in my life was Tetris. I like to play it even now sometimes. It must be around 15 years that i have spent since those days when i started playing games.
 

bphlover

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Started when I was in grade school. I remember I always look forward going home after school so I could play my Game Boy.
 

PolySa

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I've been a gamer since I was 7 years old. I remember that my brother and I had a weird gaming device in the house. we have always played with it. I am also interested in the board games. I have plenty of them in the house and I enjoy playing them with my friends.
 

phanuruch

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I have been gaming for as long as I can remember. Gaming gives me a thrill I cannot explain. I guess its a kind of a high whenever I get engrossed in a challenging game.
 

zezo

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I have been a gamer since the day my memory started.I remember when I got my first play station.
I can say I am a gamer since 2000.
 

GioMatos

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My older brother (who's older than me for 15 years) had been a huge gamer all of his life, he had a bunch of magazines, posters, he saved up for months to buy his PS1, etc. So naturally he got me into it as soon as I was able to hold a controller! He played with me a lot and kept me updated with all the games for PC, He collected Sega and Super Nintendo games for me, and gave me a GameCube for my 10th birthday. Now I do the same with my little nephew.
 
I cannot really remember the year I started playing games, maybe when I was 7 or 8, and now that I am already an adult I still play occasionally. I have never been a huge gamer, just casual gaming and to just to pass time, but I have been really addicted to three or four games for all my life. I consider gaming as an adventure because of the excitement and thrill it gives you especially if you are so into it.
 

twistery

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My first memory of playing a video game must've been when I was in kindergarten. My dad would let me play with his flight simulator, and I would crash every time, haha. I also remember him letting me run around empty Counter Strike maps. That was kind of my first introduction into video games.
 

rheez95

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I started gamince I'm 11 years old. I am really not much of gamer. I only play with my extra time. I enjoy gaming but it isn't my priority. Study first before gaming.
 

rhems091

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I've been a gamer since elementary, that was like 8 years ago. Gaming is fun , I remember when I first got my xbox.
 

Caguioa747

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i started playing video games when i think i was 7 or 8 years od we had an atari but the game console that i really got hooked at that time was nintendo family computer. the game that hooked me was super mario. man i finished that game and saved the princess a lot of times.
 

mcnasci24

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I first got a ps1 when i was a kid i used to play abes oddworld and it was lit i had so much fun on this game and then i played crash bandicoot and it was the best
Oh my gosh, you just brought back a barrage of memories. I also had a PS1, and I loved Crash Bandicoot. Atlantis, Nascar Rumble, Resident Evil... Those were such great times.

I've been a gamer since I was 6 years old and started playing SEGA games on the PC. Then, I was gifted a PS1 at age 9 and everything changed. I miss those games so much, they were totally awesome!
 

kjbotona23

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Since I was a kid, I can't remember the exact age but maybe around 6 or 7. I can still remember I always play Super Mario Bros. , Donkey Kong ,Puzzle Bubble and Top Gear. Those are the games I always play when I was a kid. I got addicted to it and all my savings were gone because I always play during weekends or even after school.

I can still remember, I always borrow my best friend’s PSP because I like to play on it. Until such time, mom bought me one. Right now, I’m 25 years old. I still do play these games and I have other games installed in my computer, tablet or even in my phone. It’s my stress reliever after work .
 

Heatman

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How long have you been a gamer? Do you remember your first experiences playing video games? Please share them with us here....
I started playing games right from my childhood around when I was still a kid at the age of 7 years old. Till now, I'm still a gamer at 38 years old.

Although my time spent on gaming have reduced but I still play whenever I can because it's fun being a gamer.
 

Lau_JayMil

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It has been 6 years from now, but year after year I've been lessening my hours spent on playing due to my work.
 

annal1za

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Since I played Resident Evil 4 way back 2009. Resident Evil 4 was my first video game I completed. Actually, my first game that I played was Mortal Kombat but that is a multiplayer game.
 

Alania

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Since I can remember myself, being a gamer is a blessing! Discovering so many universes and wonderful people. It all began in 1999 with GTA and Starcraft.
 

DrillPhil

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I've been doing it since i was about 6 and my aunt let me have her old Sega Megadrive with shinobi and a couple of sonic games and you could say the rest is history.

But yeah its a huge amount of time i will have spent in "virtual" worlds if i actually think about it which i don't know what that says about me. probably nothing good XD
 
Ever since I was a young child, at the ages of 9 or 10. A thrill happens when I play computer games which I can't explain. Gaming is really fun and creates various challenges for me to overcome
 

Nova

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I think it has to be a decade or so. Though I was more addicted for 8 years and last years I am more sober into gaming. And not going to give it priority over anything else in the life. And that way I hope to retain my sanity. There seems to be work and life imbalance for me on that note. I hope to change that pretty soon.
 

Ash

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I've been a gamer for a long time and from a young age. Unfortunately, I can't remember what exact age I started it but I remember my first console was one of those consoles where you had pre-installed games and couldn't play anything else. I believe I played Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros the most on that particular console. After that, I got used to playing GTA Vice City on the PS2 at my cousins place and I've been a gamer ever since.
 

charmania

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I can't really tell how long because I stopped playing games a few times in the past because I tried to control my addiction for games and just focus on my studies. I consider myself now as a casual gamer and play games whenever I have time without sacrificing my priorities.
 
This is one of the easiest questions to answer because I like video games since I learned to talk, haha! As soon as I started to understand how things worked, I didn't stop playing (my parents went crazy when I was a kid, haha!).
 

Jelineex

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It was on my elementary years when I first played with a game and watch. It was a simple game but I was enjoying it to it's maximum level. I also played Super Mario Bros. It was a fun memory. It gives me freedom from ignorance and introduced me to the world of technology. I am always excited to try and play with my friends. I also remember playing a brick game. I like it.
 

egghead

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I started playing games as a kid, however, I did not start spending a lot of time in games until I went to college. When I was in school, there was a lot of restrictions in the house and I was not allowed to play games.