If there is one thing I believe about games it's that the first one you play is the most important one you ever will. If your first game was a bad one I doubt you would even be reading this. If your introduction to games was a AAA game, odds are your not only reading this but have already writen what your first game was in the comments. To now ask the question officially, what was your first game and when did you play it? The answer for me....
My first memory of video games was getting the "Super Nintendo Starter Kit" when I was 5. The "SNSK" was a bundle that included the SNES itself, 2 controllers, all the hook-ups, and the kicker, Super Mario World. I remember playing it and thinking it was the most AMAZING(Chad Concelmo voice) thing I had ever seen. The next several years would have me lugging the thing to my Grand Ma's house on the weekends and playing Ken Griffey's Major League Baseball with my Grand Pa, who himself now plays Tiger Woods on his computer daily, in effect proving that great games lay the groundwork for all gamers. I even made the Koopa Kopter out of a old box, complete with clown face and stuffed animals to throw out like Mecha-Koopas. I stopped using the box after I fell over backwards in my living room and hit my head on the piano.
Super Mario World Intro:
The music, the levels, everything hooked me on games. I love it and still have my original cart and system to this day. A great game opened my eyes to games as a whole. So I ask again, what was your first game and when did you play it? Leave your answer in the comments. Also, please subscribe to my blog...if you do maybe a podcast will grow....besides, it only takes 2 seconds. Don't tell me you don't have 2 seconds?