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I tend to find that the console that first caused us to fall in love with gaming is the one that sticks with us. For me that was the Super Nintendo, with games such as Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Yoshi's Island, Super Mario World, etc, etc.

But what console caused you to fall in love with gaming - what is your favourite console of all time and why?


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    PC is my favourite current-gen console, because I can listen to music, browse the internet, do 3d modeling and play a game... not exactly simultaneously, though, but that's only because of my brain not being cool enough!

    My fave console of ALL-time, however, is the Super Nintendo. Flashback and the Mario Collection in specific :D

    Gawd. It's too hard. I loved my Atari and I really loved my NES. I skipped the SNES for a Mega Drive (my friend got the SNES so we could play every game that came out for each). I think as far as rose coloured glasses go I probably had the most fun gaming on my NES. Speed running through Super Mario Bros is still something I enjoy doing. Also, getting Super Mario Bros 3 as a surprise present not long after watching The Wizard seemed amazing to me at the time. Thanks Mum!

    It's a really tough one for me to decide. All of my consoles have given me lots of lovin over the years. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for my Atari 2600. My dad and I spent many many hours playing games on that beast. Like you though, my SNES was right at the top too. I dread to think how many hours my friend and I spent playing Super Mario World and Zelda: Link to the Past. Even these days, when I fly to Shanghai, the planes have SNES games built in to the back of the seat, and everytime I go, I play through Zelda on the way over ;) I never tire of that game! Of my most recent consoes, I'd have to say that the xbox 360 gets the most love, but that's kind of half gaming half media centre stuff. It gets a hell of a lot of use though. Still, consoles aside, my PC has always been there. I've been through many consoles over the years, but I've never been without a PC. I have to say I would spend a lot more time on my PC than I ever have on any console.

    The PS2. Fantastic console with a HUGE library of awesome games, many of which were so awesome they're getting re-released. Jak and Daxter. MGS3. Ico. SoTC. San andreas. Prince of Persia (Sands of time, not the crap that followed). God of War. I could go on, but I should probably pay attention to this lecture.

    Dreamcast. Period. Ahead of its time.

    My first console was the sega megadrive 2 with sonic 2 and wonderboy 3 the dragons trap (good times indeed) but the console that caused me to have a dirty long affair with gaming and still to this day was the SNES and super mario all stars/unirally (was lucky too almost sold my SNES back in the day that would have sucked)

    I love all my consoles but I do have a special kind of love for the PSX, Dreamcast and Gamecube.

    The original PlayStaytion was my introduction to consoles so that would be the one that made me fall in love with gaming all over again(first time was King's Quest on an Amstrad computer).

    The Gamecube was the little box that could. Such an under-rated little thing.

    Dreamcast is my favourite console of all time. I remember playing Soul Calibur until my fingers literally bled; Shenmue and Omikron:The Nomad Soul are gaming experiences I will never forget.
    Such a tragedy the way Sega failed this beautiful machine.

    Vectrex.
    It was the only game console my parents ever bought us... 30 years or so ago?
    All these simple vector drawn games... Space Wars, Asteroids.

    It survived in our family until very recently when the controllers finally stopped working.

    I've been gaming since the Commodore 64 and Atari 2600 but my all time favourite console would be the Nintendo 64.

    It was at the point in my life where I had my first job so I could afford to actually buy games rather than relying on birthdays and xmas presents.

    Mario 64, Goldeneye, Banjo Kazooie and Tooie, Zelda OOT and MM, Diddy Kong Racing, I loved that damn console, in fact it's still hooked up to my old TV in the spare room.

    I currently play my Xbox 360 the most, but may all-time favourite would be the N64 - Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, Lylat Wars, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, the list goes on.

    SNES
    Platformers- best selection, if it had Sonic 3 and Knuckles it would be perfect.

    Also it has Chrono Trigger, FFV, the first Mario Kart and list goes on and on.

      Illusion of Time, Secret of Mana, Donkey Kong Countries, Harvest Moon, Super Punch-Out, Terranigma, Prince of Persia (SNES version ruled all), PILOTWINGS! Yeah there's more but I have to draw the line somewhere...

      I concur. SNES was great. So many awesome platformers and RPGs on it.

    it's the SNES for me, back when it was Gameplay instead of Graphics

    I play mostly 360 now, but still do a fair bit on my Linux PC. My favourite system is the c64, still have a setup and plenty of sweet mod-cons.

    SNES because to me it felt like the golden age of gaming when 2D games were at their peak (okay their are some really great 2D games now I admit).

    I'd still go for PC gaming because it is all in one. Heck you can emulate your favorite console if you like.

      It's true, 2D ftw. I see all these 2D games re-emerging and I can't help but see everyone's inner SNES desires coming out from a corner too long neglected! More 2D I say!

      Hell, I'd honestly be happier if Nintendo announced that their next console was a SNES2 and it was all going to be newly made titles in style with the original. Oh man, why did I just put that idea in my head... I want that so bad now!

        Holy crap now it's in my head! the freaking possibilities of a SNES2..

    It's hard... I started on the C64 like others here, and the first games I played were the King's Quests, Police Quests, and Leisure Suit Larry's (I was way too young for them too).

    But my biggest loves came in the SNES and the N64. Hard to split them, both took up an equal portion of my upbringing, but I have to say SNES. It's passed the test of time, and I replay SNES games on a regular basis. I've even been discussing with Kotakians here about how to get SNES on a mobile device so I have it with me. Everywhere!

    DS! Turn based strategy, RPGs, SRPGs, Adventure and Unclassifiable games like Ouendan and Trauma Centre have soaked up so much time. Weak in arcade racing and sports, but brilliant everywhere else.

    Probably the N64 because it was the first console I bought with my own money... but at the time I was a PC gamer, so it really didn't get much use.

    In terms of games and everthing, it's going to be my 360.

    The Nintendo 64 has given me the best gaming memories. Playing games like Super Mario 64, the 2 Zeldas, Banjo, Goldeneye and one of my faves Shadowman. Those kinds of experiences will never be bettered by another system. EVER!!!!

    When I really started to love my gaming was a combination of PS2 and PC gaming. During my dark high school days, my games stopped me from turning to anything I'd definately regret or doing something really stupid. I thought of it as my healthy medication that kept my mind off of all I was putting up with and kept me going.

    So both Sony and PCs I owe my life to, and I will stick to playing on them till the day I die :)

    I expect many will disagree, but my favourite console is the Wii. The other two current consoles have games that can be more enjoyably played on the pc (unless exclusivity is bought), whereas the Wii has games that are unique. I also admire how the Wii has opened up gaming to the non-gamers of my family, especially with Wii-Sports. It also has a back catalogue of the best Nintendo titles from the SNES and N64 days.

    Although there are a lot of fluff games on the Wii, there are also many incredible gems, and Nintendo knows that gameplay is more important than graphics, which has led to a resurgence of platformers at last! I love the other consoles too, but for all the hate it gets, I think the Wii wins as my favourite gaming console of all time... although the PC shits all over everything any day of the week :P

    I have had a few different gaming consoles over the years (com64, Mega drive, SNES, PS1 PS2) but It was always a 2 or 3 games only system I would play for a few weeks and it would gather dust 4 months till I had another 4 weeks at it and so on.

    It wasn't till this generation that I really got hooked on gaming. My mate brought around a 360 and it blew me away and really got me interested again but it wasn when he got the PS3 on launch and showed me the Killzone 2 trailer that my Jaw hit the floor. That coincided with a perfectly with me having just received a large bonus and I got a PS3 that day.

    Since then I have gone NUTS! I find it hard to pick between PS3 or 360 as they are pretty much the same to me. I guess I prefer ps3 because the controller feels more familiar after ps1/2 but thats about the only thing separating them.

    I still think (as does my wife) that it’s kind of unusual I waited till I was an Adult with my own kids before I got really into gaming myself.

    PS1, my first console. It kicked my gaming habit into over drive. Had always loved the old arcade games, pinball etc but until I saw and played GT, TOCA, Ace Combat, Forsaken (awesome fun) and one of my all time favoutites the Syphon Filter series, I had no idea just how much fun you could legally have.

    I have had some great PC games but never the caps to throw at a good system to play the better games on.

    These days though it is all spent on PS3 (how I live thee) and have never been happier. My non-gaming wife may feel differently but she allows me my addiction as it is cleaner and healthier than others I have managed to fend off.

    SNES. I'm 24 years old and I haven't relived the fun of the gaming generation back then with the games of today.

    PC all the way for me, never owned a console myself, but have fond memories of Goldeneye on the N64 with friends.

    I was always one to be pumping 20c coins into spacies arcade cabinets and it was not until I got the C64 that I was introduced to Computer games. I am most nostalgic about the Amiga 500 because I had so many good times playing with school buddies. The first console I bought with my own Moulah was a PS1 and that is the most special console in my mind. I will never forget the first time I played Wipeout and Tekken, just like on the arcade-unbelieveable!

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