Name's Will and I'm currently a 2nd year medical student. I've loved games all my life: I grew up with the Genesis but only until college did I realize that games meant more to me than a childhood hobby. Whereas many of my friends' interests in games started to wane (or had disappeared long ago), my passion for gaming, particularly news and writing about the industry, began to grow. My parents finally noticed that games meant more to me than "childhood playthings" when they noticed that's all I really cared about while at home on breaks for the past couple of years.
As for favorites, Shadow of the Colossus is probably my all-time fav as it changed my whole perception of the medium and what it could achieve.
Braid is another for introducing me to indie games, this entire sub-industry that is booming with amazing, creative talent and innovation.
Final Fantasy X made me actually cry at the ending, so er, that says quite a lot as to how emotionally vested I was in the characters and story.
Resident Evil 4 was pure adrenaline bliss with exceptional level design.
The Uncharted franchise is an incredible mix of stellar narrative, gameplay, and downright fun and enjoyable characters -- Drake and crew are probably my favorite bunch that never cease to crack a smile on my face.
Bit.Trip Runner for its difficulty, its music, and its reward and gratifying feeling of accomplishment.
Persona 4 for the hilarious and awesome characters, the great voice acting, the storyline, the addictive, perfect dichotomy between juggling school and battling demons in the shadow realm.