I didn't fall in love with the hobby of gaming immediately, but I did enjoy gaming for many years before I did. This is the story of how I did.
My earliest memory of gaming is watching a friend of mine playing Jak and Daxter. Eventually my brother got his own PS2 and got to play Jak and Daxter at home, but it wasn't the game that got me passionate about games, merely the pebble that started the avalanche. The title of being the avalanche belongs to another game, which was TESIV.
I still remember my first time playing Oblivion. Once I had escaped the jail, I decided to rob someone and once the guards came to arrest me, I decided to resist arrest. I was promptly killed. Eventually leading to a reload loop due to not knowing how to surrender and being constantly. Accumulating in me starting a new game. But none the less I was captivated and the more I played the more I realized I was in love with games.
After TESIV I started to play more games and vary my gaming diet from retros like Super Metroid (to which I can say those retards who couldn't figure out how to crawl by using the morph ball are not representative of my entire generations, but I digress) to indies like Mark of the Ninja all the way back to triple A titles like Driver San Fransisco, and say without doubt I haven't wasted a second on gaming.