1: When I was 4 my family was gifted an Atari 2600, with some games.
My sister soon thereafter spilled a glass of milk on it. And then we had no Atari 2600 :(
2: On my 5th birthday I was given a used NES. 3 games came with it, Super Mario Bros, Batman & Kung Fu.
3: It was early summer 1997 when my family finally got their first computer. Obviously I was mainly using it to play games. As PC games were a lot cheaper than console games, my gaming collection finally started to grow at more than a snail's pace.
4: Deus Ex HR spoilers ahead: During my first playthrough I played on the highest difficulty, did a no kills round, without raising any alarms & I saved a certain someone (which is hard to do without killing anyone). proof
5: I've beaten Gothic 2 with NOTR. It was a surprisingly challenging game.
6: Back in 2001 I found one of those game compilation boxes. It was pink, and contained the following games: Dungeon Keeper 2, Wing Commander Prophecies Gold, World War 2 fighter, World Cup cricket (I think its name was that at least) and System Shock 2. I bought it for DK2, not really knowing much about SS2 at the time. DK2 turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, but once I actually tried SS2, well, it was love at first sight
7: A year later I found a boxed copy of System Shock 1, unopened, in a clearance bin. My love for SS2 made me buy SS1, for 25sek (~2.5€)
8: My first serious WRPG was Shadowrun, for the SNES. It not only made me love WRPGs (it is still my favourite genre), but it also got me interested in the pen & paper RPG Shadowrun, which is the pen & paper RPG that I've since game mastered the most & own the most expansion books for (and a first edition hardcover rulebook in a very nice condition).
9: My family had a rather crummy TV when I was a kid. I remember repeatedly kicking it to get it to work when playing Metroid. Kicking it actually worked.
10: The very first PC game that I played was alley cat, a game that I played at my second cousins place when I was 4 or 5. I still remember the bright blue PC that they had back then.
11: I deeply associate Legend of Kyranida 3 with sunflower seeds. When I played that game I had a large bowl of salted sunflower seeds that I was munching on, and now I relate the two with each other.
12: There were a lot of RPers in Ultima Online, and on my server (Europe) they were grouped into several factions that were at war with each other. One faction had had a real losing streak on the battlefield, and were rather demoralized, so the higher-ups had decided to give them a victory. I was an officer in the guild that had had great success on the battlefield, and was given the task to lead half of our army in what I was told was going to be a pincer move. What was meant to happen was that both parts would arrive at different time, thus we would get slaughtered, one part at a time. Sadly (or luckily) I was rather good at judging how long it would take for the other part to reach its destination, and intentionally walked slowly to were the battle would take place. The result was that we made a perfect pincer-move, without the help of any communication through ICQ or similar. The other guild got rather grumpy and their higher ups thought that we had intentionally done this.
13: My first stumbling steps in Ultima Online. This was before the world was split into a safe area and a dangerous area (where people could PvP). I remember stalking a Lizardman for more than half a screen, wondering what it would do, only for it to, after a surprisingly long time, turn hostile and kill me.
14: Drunken bomberman. I don't need to say anything more.
15: Back in 07 I played StarCraft with a friend, and his two brothers. I thought that one that one of the names looked familiar, like the screen name of a friends husband, and the day after, when I met my friend, I asked about it. Turned out that I had indeed played starcraft with my friends husband. Small world.
16: In my younger days I could beat Super Metroid in less than 50min (47 was my record).
17: I've beaten the entire Myst serious, with the exception of a single puzzle, without using a walkthrough
18: I've also beaten Schizm: Mysterious Journey (which is harder than Myst) without a walkthrough
19: I hate Global Domination, for one simple reason. I found a copy of it in a local game store (which sadly no longer exists). The box made it sound like it would be a complex grand strategy game, with more depth than most others. It turned out to be a mindnumbingly boring arcadey game with some major design flaws.
20: I actually learnt how to read due to Shadowgate. When I was 5 I rarely got a new game, so I had to save my weekly allowance for months to get one. Shadowgate looked cool, so I wanted it. Turned out that you need to be able to read to actually play Shadowgate, and I could not accept that I had spent so much money on something that I could not play, so I learnt how to read.
21: I've actually talked to one of the people behind Shadowgate.
22: Once I got into Planescape Torment, it was magic. Magic that I won't spoil for anyone who is interested in playing the game (and if you have not played the game, you should).
23: I picked up Age of Wonders 1 on a whim. It was cheap and looked interesting. That was one of the best gaming-related impulse purchases I've ever made. Ever since I first played AoW, I've been unable to praise HoMM as much as everyone else. AoW was just so much better (sadly AoW 2 was not as good).
24: I own Limbo of the Lost
25: Being the only kid who did not find Zelda: Ocarina of Time to be all that good when it was released. I still only think it's an "ok" game. I found very few of those long running series to be better in 3D, in particularly not in early 3D.