I started with Red, moved on to Yellow and put an unbelievable ammount of time into Silver. But I do now own them all for the sake of collecting them.
In gen 1 I always start with Charmander, and with gen 2 I usually pick Totodile.
Triple A games are cheaper now than almost any point in gaming history. Many SNES games were $69.99 or more, that is over $100 today after inflation. Those didn't have modern features we enjoy either like physics engines or even polygons. If you've ever bought a game with a polygon or two and...
PSN is needed for many online features for the PS4 as well now. The main thing we need to remember is that to keep servers and infastructure up and running constantly it costs money, we shouldn't just entitled to access something for free that takes a lot of resources to keep operating.
I usually have two ow three books on the go at any given time. Right now I'm reading The Legend of Zelda and Phycology(that might not be the exact title) for the first time, as well as working my way through How to Win Friends and Influence people for the fifth time or so.