My Life History As It Pertains to Video Games:
I have been playing games for over 20 years, since the 2600 days, but I was into pinball for a bit longer. All the rest is yadda, yadda, yadda, "Let's talk over a beer" kinda stuff.
Now, I own over 500 games for 19 or so systems, but don't have the time to enjoy them these days (go figure!), since I'm also trying to get some sort of job in the industry, find that someone special to play pong with (hehe), and live an otherwise happy life!
Top 5 favorites:
#1: The Front Mission Series
#2: Soul Reaver (PSX)
#3: Tomb Raider Series (despite #3!)
#4: Gunstar Heroes
#5: Bubble Bobble (NES)