Winter 1991 Rochester NY
The city was hit with an Ice storm that knocked out power for me and my mother. The only people who had power owned a generator like her boyfriend at the time named Greg a car salesman. We left our apartment temporarily and stayed with him. He had this machine that I never saw before and showed it to me. It was a sega genesis and i played sonic the hedgehog and Moonwalker. That was my first time seeing a genesis. I wouldnt touch another genesis for a few yrs till the end of it's reign and the beginning of the ps1 era but i didnt care. The ps1/2 time came much later.