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Proof '90s kids playing video games are cooler than kids today

Chris Plante co-founded Polygon in 2012 and is now editor-in-chief. He co-hosts The Besties, is a board member of the Frida Cinema, and created NYU’s first games journalism course.

We asked for gaming photos from your childhood. The response was more adorable, touching and nostalgic than we could have hoped. Below are a collection of tweets from readers who were willing to share their memories of gaming as a kid.

If you'd like to contribute, submit photos in the comments! I've included my own piece of embarrassing history above, a day I don't remember, but judging from my face and posture, I can assume was one of the best days of my life.

Mike Rose

These photos were submitted by Adam Rippon, developer at Choice Provisions.

Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon

Here I am with my cousin Sean Flahie, please don't tell him I posted this.

Sean Flahie

Polygon's Justin and Griffin McElroy volunteered two videos featuring their family. They will melt your heart.

We also received some adorable images from parents of their game-loving kids.

Here is our own Brian Crecente's son, Tristan.


And lastly some pets who have defied nature and become game lovers.

Meet Emily Gera's pup, Zoli.


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