Gamers of reddit, at what age did you start gaming?

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My umbilical chord was a SEGA Genesis controller


Probably 3-4 in 1993-1994


In the late 1970s my school received a Tandy. No one knew what to do with it. It sat in a storage closet most of the time. I started playing with it one day, and the science teacher tossed me a few magazines that came with it. In the back of one of those magazines was a program, in BASIC to make an Artillery game. I copied, played it, was hooked. From that point forward, I was a gamer.


Around 5 or 6 years old. However, I was first introduced to gaming when I was 3 or 4 years old. A relative showed me Mortal Kombat, but it wasn’t until kindergarten that they also introduced to me “Starcraft” and its expansion “Brood War”, which was the first real-time strategy game I played. So I became a gamer from that point onwards despite not knowing what was I supposed to be doing at that time.


I played Pong in 1977