About Drowkinone of us since 4:46 PM on 04.22.2009
1989. My father comes back home with an edgy big piece of metal, along with a small television that can only display 1 color : green. A "monitor" he calls it. In his suitcase resides a square floppy disk that reads "Zaxxon". He plugs the machine, puts the disk in the drive, and tells me : "You wanna try ?". I'm Johan, 5 years old, and my love of video games just begins.
In the years following that discovery, I played lots of PC games. Mainly Lucasarts point'n'clicks (Maniac Mansion, Loom, Monkey Island, The Dig, Indiana Jones, Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle, ...) along with some Apogee Software sharewares. Then came Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Corridor 7. Then came Command & Conquer, followed by Starcraft and Total Annihilation. On my NES (my 9yo birthday present), I was totally into the Megaman series, Mario series, Zelda series, and many others. I was now switching seamlessly between my beloved PC and my beloved NES. I already knew games were my world.
Later, I discovered the joys of RPGs with the likes of Fallout 1 & 2, Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate and Final Fantasy 7, Suikoden 1 & 2, and Saga Frontier on my PS1. The "PS2" era saw me playing games like Ratchet & Clank, Kingdom Hearts, Zone of The Enders 1 & 2, Silent Hill 2 and uhhh... So much I can't possibly remember them all.
Now I'm 26. I'm a computer technician, and my love of videogames, PC and Console, is still as strong as 21 years ago.