What video game do you believe turned you into a "gamer"?

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  1. EJ Lambert profile image72
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    What video game do you believe turned you into a "gamer"?

    Authors like to call it the "Ah-Ha" moment.  As gamers we have all had that sort of moment when we decided video games would become a part of our lives forever.  What was that moment for you?

  2. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    There is no doubt in my mind, it was the Madden Sports, been playing Football and NBA Live forever. Then I kind of starting branching of into shooting/war games, i.e., Call of Duty, Modern Warfare, Ghost Recon, Black Ops, etc.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      For sure.  Any particular of those titles stand out as THE game that got you hooked?

  3. Superkev profile image83
    Superkevposted 5 years ago

    Need for Speed | Hot Pursuit on the PS 1

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh!  I remember that game.  So addicting.  It was one of the first times you got chased by cops.  Awesome.

  4. Kitsune87 profile image74
    Kitsune87posted 5 years ago

    That's a tough one. I've been gaming since the SNES and Atari days. I remember playing a 'Wipeout'-esque game on the Nintendo, can't remember the name though. It's before F-Zero. But I think that "I'm a gamer!" moment, happened somewhere between Tomb Raider, Duke Nukem, Dino Crisis and Resident Evil. But even then, my gaming habit slowed. Even Final Fantasy VII felt slow to me, even though I love the game now. But I think the game, Rogue Galaxy was a hit on the head, and I began to truly see games as an art that sucks you into their worlds. And this coming from a person who subscribed to more than 5 gaming mags since 1995.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very impressive list, my friend.  Your taste is impeccable.

  5. Dvd Zermeno Perez profile image91
    Dvd Zermeno Perezposted 5 years ago

    I played tons of games for Super Nintendo but the key game for my "addiction" to games is "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time", the best game ever and will be the best for me, because I lived great part of my childhood with this fantasy story. Also in the PC gaming world, Starcraft and Warcraft franchises are the games that made me a RTS and MMO pro gamer.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      An instant classic that helped define the N64 system.  As for RTS, I was a covert the moment I played Command & Conquer.

  6. Dallas Matier profile image84
    Dallas Matierposted 5 years ago

    It wasn't consoles or PC for me, at first. It was arcade video games. At one point, back when I was about 10 or 11, I was able to beat Double Dragon on a single credit. I've been a gamer since then.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is very impressive, Dallas.  Not many people can say that.

  7. JohnGreasyGamer profile image84
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 5 years ago

    Since I started out with the bare bones, the Super Mario All-Stars game (yes, the exact port that was made for the Super Mario anniversary on Wii), I guess it was the original SMB game. After that I moved onto the Playstation where I really took things seriously, but almost immediately into playing the SNES, I knew I would be far more than a player, but a Gamer. And ever since then I've played video games to no end, and take my hobby far more seriously than anybody else I know.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      SMB 1 and 3 are the benchmark of classic gaming.  They hauled in so many kids it was ridiculous.  I'm not surprised it was the Playstation that locked you in though.

  8. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    Mine is also The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I had played many games prior, but none so much that I would have considered myself a gamer. My brother asked me if I would go half and half with him for it and I thought 'why not?'. I only really picked it up because I felt obligated to. That one game taught me that video games could be epic, could have good stories, could be mentally challenging (to solve the puzzles) and could leave a lasting impression long after it was completed. That one game not only kicked off a love of video games that would persist through today, it also kicked off a love of the fantasy genre. It's the reason I write fantasy now.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was the exact same way for me, except mine was Final Fantasy VII.  My cousins insisted I buy it for my birthday.  The rest, as they say, is history.

  9. TNT Husky profile image63
    TNT Huskyposted 5 years ago

    It was during the playstation era that I got a copy of crash Bash for my Birthday. It wasn't as attention gripping as the other crash games, but I LOVED it. I loved the challenge in it, and i was always interested in games beyond that point.

 
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