My dad did.
We had pong in my basement, a real pong machine.
Then we got a Magnavox Odyssey which was so cool. I used to LOVE sticking the game's graphics on the screen (google it youngsters )....i was sold.
Still gaming 30+ years later
My older brother. He played lot of videogames as a kid (and still does), so he got me into them too. I still remember having the disc version of Final Fantasy 7 on PC. My brother was near the end of the game and I ruined his save somehow.
Other games I remember he/I played (still do! I mean, they're still awesome) were Thief: The Dark Project (I never played any further after the first mission. Those goddamn ZOMBIES! D: ), Heroes of Might and Magic 2, Little Big Adventure 2 (Maybe the first one too), Super Mario Bros, Fallout 2 (another game I STILL play a lot), Jagged Alliance 2, and all kinds of (S)NES games, like Zelda, Final Fantasies, Mega Man, etc.
I lived in a really small town when I was little, and the only entertainment was a bar connected to a store. My grandparents also lived in the area and sometimes they would watch me and take me to the bar where there was a shuffle bowling machine. I was 5, and got hooked. From that time, as I was able to play, I leared Pachinko, and Pin ball and other early electronic games in arcades. Then when I was old enough I bought consoles. I stick mainly with Playstation products now, though I have owned and played others too( I played X-box, never owned it though,lol).