“Began gaming in the late 70's/early 80's with the Atari 2600 and C64 (5.25" floppies, 3+min to load a game on a disk drive). Favorite games for many years were strategy games that took some time to play like 7 Cities of Gold, MULE, Phantasie, Pirates! and Questron. Also played many action games like Archon, Beach-Head, Defender of the Crown, Impossible Mission, Raid on Bungeling Bay and Wolfenstein. Some sports games were done really well like Racing Destruction Set, Rocketball, Test Drive and Winter Games. Began playing NES in the mid-80's but still would go back to C64. Experimented in the 90's with PS and even Mac. Finally in 2001, bought my first 1Ghz CPU with a dial-up modem and never went back to console. Current PC is quad-core 2.6GHz CPU and wireless Internet. Love many game series like Thief and Hitman. Was very impressed by Bioshock and Mafia. Love FPS, RTS, and some RPG but not much into puzzle or adventure point-and-click type games. Possibly could get into PS or Xbox at some point in the future, just have more than enough on my plate to play my PC collection for a while yet.
Personal computer = game system. PC aficionados are drawn to their home (or work) computers for their gaming thrills. And why shouldn't they? Are you saying you hate the PC?!