I can't say I was there for the dawn of gaming but it was at least the early morning. I've played 'em all from Atari 2600 to Xbox 360.
If I'm not playing games I'm listening to music (game and movie soundtracks mostly), watching movies/TV, surfing the web or "sigh"...working.
Favorite games include:
Atari 2600 - Space Invaders, Pole Position, Frankenstein's Monster, Kangaroo and Jungle Hunt
NES - Super Mario (all), Legend of Zelda, Mega Man 2, Final Fantasy and Castlevania
SMS - Shinobi, Phantasy Star, Fantasy Zone and After Burner
SNES - Super Mario World, Zelda: LTTP, Castlevania IV and Final Fantasy VI (III to the uneducated)
Genesis - Sonic (all), Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star IV, Castlevania Bloodlines and Earthworm Jim
Sega CD - Sonic CD, Night Trap, Sol Feace, Final Fight CD and D
TG16 - Bonk (all), Splatterhouse and New Adventure Island
Turbo CD - Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (not released in the US)XX
Playstation - Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Castlevania SOTN, Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil (all)
Saturn - Panzer Dragoon.....that's all I got there
Jaguar - Alien vs Predator and Doom
N64 - Zelda OOT, Super Mario 64, Doom 64, Star Fox 64, Castlevania 64 and Superman 64....j/k
PS2 - God of War 1 and 2, MGS 2 and 3, Final Fantasy XII, Dragon Quest VIII and Ratchet and Clank (all)
Xbox - Halo, Burnout 3, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Doom 3
Xbox 360 - Halo 3, Burnout Revenge, Star Ocean 4, Left 4 Dead and Ghostbusters
PS3 - MGS4, Little Big Planet, Dead Space, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Uncharted
There are many more games to mention and these are not in any particular order
My friends and I were arguing a while back. We were at a convention in the game room and I had just beaten Contra on the NES. They were going on about what a badass I was for beating it and I happened to mention that it's not so bad when you have 30 lives and their whole perspective changed. Now the running joke is that I'm a "hero" (that's what it says at the end of Contra) because I used the Konami Code.
My point is this: At what point do you say someone cheated at a game? Would you say the Konami Code is cheating or would you not call it cheating unless you used a Game Genie/Game Shark/Action Replay?
For myself I wouldn't call cheat unless you use an external device. If it's built into the game then it's just another way of modifying the difficulty as there are codes that make games harder as well as easier. I wouldn't say I cheated at Contra. I just beat it on the easiest difficulty.