I was a game nerd too...only it started 35 years ago.
It all started when my grandmother bought us a Pong game for Christmas. I think it was February before we watched any TV again because the Pong game was hooked up to the only TV that we had (not all that uncommon back then).
Then came the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore 64. I remember getting Asteroids and thinking that it was the best thing in the world. There was also the text-based role playing games like Telengard: "You have encountered a level 1 troll--Fight, Cast, or Evade"
Just thinking about it cracks me up.
Anybody remember Wolfenstein 3D? It was originally a DOS game but was eventually ported to other platforms. It was one of the earliest first-person shooter games. Myself and a friend of mine were quite addicted to it when it first came out.
Now I mostly play Wii with my son. I think I've played just about all of the Mario games. I used to have to let him win once in a while or he would get upset, but now I don't think that I could beat him if I wanted to. The whole family likes to play Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. I've gotten pretty good at the bowling, golf, and tennis. My daughter secretly made a video of me playing Just Dance 3. I found out about it and confiscated what I hope is the only copy.