My first meeting with computer gaming was with the origonal Crowther-Woods "ADVENTUR" game (aka "Colossal Caves") – not "Adventure", because in those days a fileame couldn't contain more than 8 characters. I cannot remember exactly when that was. However, I do remember being told "A voice in your ear whispers "PLUGH" . . .
Our first computer was a 48K Oric-1. Before many games were available for it, I spent I don't know how many evenings going through the magazines, laboriously entering the program from a script in a magazine, saving the thing to to tape (saving and loading using tape was a real trial) and a few days later, writing back to the publisher pointing out the bugs in it (and in some cases giving fixes for them)! It was so much easier when Level 9 started publishing their games. I still remember their take on the Crowther-Woods "Adventur" and its two sequels, as well as "Lords of Time".
Later on we got a Commodore. I can't remember which one it was, but it used 3.5" floppies. That was just about the time when Eye of the Beholder 2 (The Legend of Darkmoon) was published.
I could go on, but I have to go and mow the lawn before we get another spell of wet weather . . .