Christmas of 1992 was the start of my loser phase
that lasted until 1996 more or less. It doesn't feel like it was 20 years ago. In some ways it seems much more recent and in even more ways it feels more distant. I suppose this is normal, everyone probably experiences the same.
1992 was a great year for gaming. The Super Nintendo just turned one in America and was quickly catching-up to the Genesis. Sega responded by releasing a shiny new CD system. The TurboGrafx-16 and NES may have been fading but they had a few quality titles left in them. On the handheld front the Game Boy and Game Gear were hitting their stride. For PC gamers this year was something of a calm before the storm. CD-ROM gaming was about to breakout and developers were pressing the limits of floppy disks. I'd call it the "twilight of the floppy era" but after my wife forced me to watch those horrible Twilight films the word now makes me cringe.
Luckily in 1992 we were not yet burdened with the horrors of the Twilight books & films. Instead we had one of the finest holiday seasons in gaming, I'm glad I was a part of it.