Living in the icy cold tundra of Canada...ok, that's a lie, but I am from Canada! My parents were pretty young when I was born, and as such I was exposed to gaming at a young age. When I was 3 I got an NES, was horrible at it, and played fairly casually. Going to elementary school, with friends who had newer systems, which got me back into it but I wanted to move on, to the 3D consoles. Enter the N64, and from there, I became an absolute nerd (and Nintendo Fanboy!). Read game sites religiously, followed specs, argued till blue about how the PS1 sucked. Years later (like...2002 later!) I got a PS1 from a cousin, and bought Gran Turismo 2, which changed my perspective on games forever. GT2 is a well made game, and reeked of Nintendo-like care and attention to detail. I realized...that it's about the games, not the console. So now I play everything!