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21 People Share The Video Game That Changed Their Life Forever

We asked PAX Prime attendees, "What's the first game that made you love gaming?" #myfirstgame

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1. Bubble Bobble brought two sisters together.

"I'd piss my older sister off because I was terrible at it, and it'd make me happy."
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"I'd piss my older sister off because I was terrible at it, and it'd make me happy."

2. Starcraft gave this guy the competitive spirit which led him to be a pro Super Smash Bros. player.

"My brother would thrash me endlessly in all games, but I played SC endlessly and tirelessly to beat him!!"
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"My brother would thrash me endlessly in all games, but I played SC endlessly and tirelessly to beat him!!"

3. Street Fighter II was the best game to show off your skills at the arcade and led this guy to work in the fighting game industry.

"A sense of complete mystery + the chance to enrage total strangers." (same tbh)
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"A sense of complete mystery + the chance to enrage total strangers." (same tbh)

4. The Legend of Zelda - A Link To The Past cured boredom with all its tools and dungeons.

"It was the longest I wasn't bored! Lots of tools! So many dungeons! YAAAAAAS ❤️"
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"It was the longest I wasn't bored! Lots of tools! So many dungeons! YAAAAAAS ❤️"

5. The badass characters in the OG Dragon Quest were aspirational.

"The characters looked so cool, I used to imagine I was dressed like them."
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"The characters looked so cool, I used to imagine I was dressed like them."

6. Pokemon Stadium's minigames were so epic it brought the whole neighborhood together.

"The competition over mini-games in my neighborhoods was fierce AF."
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"The competition over mini-games in my neighborhoods was fierce AF."

7. Sonic Adventure Battle's Chaos kickstarted a competitive drive.

"Training the Chaos and battling my friends started my competetive drive."
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"Training the Chaos and battling my friends started my competetive drive."

8. Age of Empires II brought out an inner Machiavelli.

"It taught me not to share."
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"It taught me not to share."

9. Metroid fostered a love for all the hard things in life for this financial auditor.

"I would be so into it that I had a notebook full of maps that I drew out myself. (Games were harder😜)" He's also a pro Samus main in Super Smash Bros. Melee!
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"I would be so into it that I had a notebook full of maps that I drew out myself. (Games were harder😜)" He's also a pro Samus main in Super Smash Bros. Melee!

10. Civilization was a way to get lost in an alternative world.

"Could loose (sic) myself and it worked on a Tandy!"
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"Could loose (sic) myself and it worked on a Tandy!"

11. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was a challenge for a precocious 4-year-old.

"It was challenging for a 4-year-old!"
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"It was challenging for a 4-year-old!"

12. League of Legends is an accessible new game for people to learn the joys of playing with friends.

"A fun way to kill time."
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"A fun way to kill time."

13. Final Fantasy 7's legendary story gave all the feels.

"The story that makes you feel."
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"The story that makes you feel."

14. Suikoden 2 was just solid AF in every single way.

"Great story, great gameplay, great game!"
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"Great story, great gameplay, great game!"

15. Pokémon Blue was an introduction to the wonder of Nintendo.

"Opened my eyes to games and the awesomeness of Nintendo!!!"
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"Opened my eyes to games and the awesomeness of Nintendo!!!"

16. Pokémon LeafGreen, like all Pokémon games, was an epic quest.

"It was the first game I poured more than 500 hours into."
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"It was the first game I poured more than 500 hours into."

17. Seriously though, people love the Pokémon games.

"My first game ever got me hooked."
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"My first game ever got me hooked."

18. Counter-Strike was a great way to get into online gaming and ya know, pwning noobs and what-have-you.

"It was my favorite because it was my first serious competitive online experience. The 💣 has been defused."
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"It was my favorite because it was my first serious competitive online experience. The 💣 has been defused."

19. Super Mario 64, cause we all just wanted some of Peach's cake.

"Princess Peach is bae!"
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"Princess Peach is bae!"

20. Conker's Bad Fur Day was an experience like none other.

"It was love at first play!!!"
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"It was love at first play!!!"

21. And Super Mario Kart brought out the evil in us all.

"Got me addicted to beating the pants off my "friends" (my enemies)."
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"Got me addicted to beating the pants off my "friends" (my enemies)."

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