At what age did you start gaming?

May 5, 2007 7:54am CST
Myself I can't even recall when I started gaming, that early I started. Around the age of 4~5 on the C64 playing primitive forms of Donkey Kong games and such, now about 16 years later I still game every now and then. Must say a lot has changed since then, but still it is sometimes fun to look back at the games I played in the past like Doom and Wolfenstein which I absolutely loved when I was young :).
3 people like this
15 responses
@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
22 Aug 07
I started playing games on my nintendo when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I still like to play games, but I have moved on from my nintendo to a playstation
• Germany
31 Aug 07
i start with 6 years(lol this is good)with neo geo emulator i play KOF 2002 with 8 years old i play mmorpg ex:CS,conquer,ragnarok and others now i am playing kicks online with 10 years old(go go 11 years xD)
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
8 May 07
I think I started gaming when I was 8 or 9, when my uncle got us our first games console, and I was so into from the beginning, I played games like 1990 tank, and super Mario, of course, and my favorites were millipede, and legend of the kage, and Dr. Mario and so many others, I guess you can tell from that age, if you are really gonna be into games when you grow older, because I remember even at that time I used to be so into it, and so serious about finishing those games too, and I was the one who was first at finishing them in my whole house. Ah, I love games, old or new, it's just so much fun, can't imagine life without them.
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
11 May 07
Hey, Psycho dude, thanks for the best response, gamers rule man!!
@DawGwath (1044)
• Romania
16 Nov 08
I began about the same time as you, but my first "console" was actually a primitive PC at my dads office, and I used to play Prince of Persia, Prehistoric 2 and other conversions like that. Then I got my first Super Nintendo console and played most available games for it at that time. A little later, at the age of 8 I got a better PC and got into Doom, Wolfenstein and all possible shooters, strategy and rpg games. I've been a hard-core gamer for all my childhood, until 3 years ago when I chilled out and began doing other things. I do enjoy from time to time a little game, but that's very seldom.
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
23 Dec 07
The first time I ever played a game was my aunt's nintendo 64 when I was 6 or 7. I've been a nintendo girl ever since. :]
• India
31 Aug 07
I was maybe 5 or 6 years old when I first saw a 8 bit video game in the household of a filthy rich kid.My father could not buy me the same as it was too expensive then.eventually I got my video game console when I was 10 years old and have enjoyed playing some very popular games which came with the console like mario,duck hunt etc. eventually,my 8 bit collection grew to 12 geme cartridges until my my console and joysticks were to trashed to mend.Hence I sold the 16 I got my PC and it was the best thing in the world Hou have to keep moving with time...
• Pakistan
29 Aug 07
i started gaming at the age of 5-6. the first game fascinated me was the SUPER MARIO. sonic on sega was also a great game.
@dare2k (153)
• Hungary
24 Aug 07
I can't remember eighter when I started gaming but it was a long time ago. Maybe back when I was only 2-3 year old. I had a IBM PC and from that PC I started a gaming hobby that has not ended yet. Sure I do not play as much as back in the old days but I still like to try out new games.
@laltu86 (1253)
• India
27 Jun 07
At 4 i had a video game next at 12or 14 i dont remember my uncle gifted me a playstation and during my class 11 i got my computer ,my favs are mario and street hawk(during video games), then halo , doom, max payne , hitman..............the list goes on.
• United States
5 Jun 07
I started gaming when i was about 4. I have not stopped playing since. Being still in high school, and without a ob, every penny that I earn goes towards video games. I just can't get enough of them.
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
24 May 07
I was probably between 4-6 playing sometimes Atari 2600 when it worked. I played mutliple games with it like Space Invaders, Fast Food, Demon Attack to name a few. When I got the NES, I had 2 games: Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt and Donkey Kong Classics. I can still go back and play some of those games and enjoy them. It is amazing how technology in the video game world has evolved over the years.
• United States
11 May 07
4 years old, playing Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64, and Sonic2 on Sega genisis.
@djdeep81 (1061)
10 May 07
I started gaming when i was about 8 years old. The first game i played was pac-man following by shoot em up games. I don't play as much video games now as i did then as i've been busy.
@morph3us (823)
• Italy
10 May 07
i start to play when i was 8 or 9, but i get my first c64 when i was 13, i love to play Videogames :D
• United States
9 May 07
I started playing video games when I was 4 or so, before I even knew how to read. I remember playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and some frightening Dreamland game on the Nintendo (yes, the original Nintendo). Back in those days, if the huge cartridge wasn't working, we would rip it out of the system and blow on it XD
@darkness01 (1304)
5 May 07
The first game i remember playing was something called Alex Kid, you had to jump about on some coloured blocks or something. These days though im into my first person shooter games with Soldier of Fortune 2 still being my favourite, i play it every day and i still love it today as i did four years ago.