We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.
Well, as soon as all this stuff came out, I bet you got it.
I do indeed own an N-64, but it was the star wars podrace version on clearance (birthday gift from the wife because it said star wars ). It sits behind the bar and comes out twice a year when my nephew comes into town. We play perfect dark and drink beer together. We own a grand sum of five games. Super Mario, Mario Kart, Mario Golf, Perfect Dark and the game it came with.
I do indeed own a computer (D'oh) but the first was purchased for University, an old Mac. No home internet connection until about 3-4 years ago. You can indeed find me in the chat room here.
I have a cell phone. It is paid for by work and largely (i.e 95% plus) used for that only. Other use is to tell the boss (my wife) when I'll be home.
Yep to surround sound and a VCR. But I am 39. My family got their first VCR when I was 20. We got cable (mostly so I could watch basketball playoffs) when I hit grade 10, or about 15 years old. I believe we had a whopping 13 channels at the time, one of them French. We currently have 39 channels in our house. No digital receiver for the pay per view movies or the like. Actually, my television viewing is pretty restricted these days. Mostly I play with my daughter. Outside.