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Gaming since the dawn of games, my earliest gaming memory and the start of a lifelong hobby was a primitive little tennis game: a bright orange box with two rectangular controllers fitted with dials. On screen, two white sticks moved up and down on opposite sides of a black background when the dials were turned and bouncing between the two, was a single white chunky pixel that made a beep sound whenever it came into contact with something. This was, of course, Pong.

From there, it was through a range of third-hand computers including: Spectrum, Sam Coupé, Amiga 600, Amiga 1200 and finally my first PC with Windows 95. Not that the consoles were neglected, with my first being a second-hand Sega Master System 2 bought from a friend with a stack of games. This was when I first met a speedy, little blue hedgehog who I would love forever. Then came the Mega Drive, SNES, GameCube, Wii, and Xbox...and let’s not forget the handhelds, starting with the grey brick that bought me so much joy and awesome Tetris music: the GameBoy. This was followed by the GameBoy Colour, GameBoy Advance, and the DS.

Sadly though, my gaming enthusiasm was never shared by any of my friends. The only person in my life who loved gaming as much as I did was my sister; something we share still, though our game tastes may differ a bit. So imagine my surprise when, with the birth of the internet, I realised that there were indeed other gamers out there. I'd just never met them!

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