As a kid (ie someone with no money to buy stuff) I've played what ever was available back then at the arcades. Computer space, pong, then later Battle Zone and Tempest. A little bit of a friends atari 400 for tank and adventure. Had a trash 80 with defender and a few others. Played a lot of doom 2 on a girlfriends Mac (dusk till dawn on some occasions) i had an Amiga computer at the time bot nothing for that but a lemmings demo and a crappy monty Python game. Then one day i was at the mall looking for cool action figures, when i walked by a PS1 Spyro demo at KB toys. First platfom game that wasn't an exercise in frustration. I bought it and it been downhill ever since. Got a PS2 when that came out for R&C, Sly Cooper, Jak & Daxter. Got x-box for halo and Bad Fur Day reloaded. Got a cube to check out this krystal chick that I saw all the pr0n of. And at the same time I was forced to switch from Amiga to PC as Comode-door went away. Fortunatly Newtek ported LW to the pc and then an improved VideoToaster. Along the way played the Unreal series and Halflife on my pc. Other pc games of note, Homeworld, some of the myst series, Tron, even a Dragon Riders of Pern game that was ok.
But it was Spyro 1 by Insomniac, on the PS1 that really got me back into Video gaming.
SO now I have a few PS1s, a PS2, PS3(currently folding for Team FA) A cube just for Krystal. A 360 with a a big pile of unfinished games including Halo 3, a Wii with just TP and some crap. and 3 x-boxs for halo and flatout lan parties. If you are in the north seattle/lynnwood area, drop me a line for some gaming.