I know many of us here have grown up playing games every now and then at the very least. Many of us probably do not play as much as we used to in our youth, as myself, but I do enjoy a game occasionally. It's been a lifelong occupation, even if I am not as dedicated now to them. I certainly prefer Japanese video games over more contemporary America/Euro offerings because the west has become too debased. Japanese still maintain some conservative tendencies while being fairly good at game design (though they have unfortunately lost a lot of their power and influence in the wake of western dominance in the industry). You could hardly find many games that were as eloquent in their aesthetics and yet distinct in their game mechanics outside of Japanese ones. My personal favorite classic game developer is Sega. I have a fondness for their legacy. I still maintain some respect for Nintendo, but they are way too tame for me nowadays (not because they're 'family friendly' as some would say, but in terms of challenge). I do think Sony has the advantage in bringing variety to people, though. Microsoft, well, I owned the first two Xbox systems, but as I said, I am not really big on western stuff. My current obsessions are fighting games. I was never good at them before, but I am getting the hang of it. I don't play the gruesome ones though like Mortal Kombat.