Simon has often commented that he'd love it if I shared his passion however, last time he attempted to get me into gaming it ended in me throwing a big sulk and purposely making my Lego Harry Potter figure jump off the edge of the screen.
From your Speak and Spell in the 1980s to playing Angry Birds on your phone as an adult - video games are a pretty big part of all of our lives and it's amazing to see how much they've developed just in the short space of time that I've been alive.
Last week we were invited for a sneaky peak at Game On 2.0 which has arrived at the Life Centre in Newcastle. Celebrating all things gaming, the new exhibition is a giant playground for kids and adults alike.
Whether you're a dedicated Xbox fan or just love messing around on the game machines in arcades, Game On 2.0 has something for everyone.
I decided to start with what I know best and headed straight to find Mario. Me and Mario go way back, we became pals during the 1990s when I became obsessed with my brand new Gameboy and used to bike to the next door village to play it with the boy that I fancied. I had a nice collection of games but the Mario Land adventures were my favourite and even as an adult I've been known to get very animated during games of Mario Kart on the Nintendo DS.
Talking of Gameboy I managed to find one amongst the old consoles on display and it felt so wonderful to be reunited even though it did immediately make me feel old. Just look how huge and clumpy it looks compared to modern handheld consoles. I'm pretty sure whatever you used to play as a kid you will find it here!
I was so happy to see that there was an Acorn computer set up at Game On 2.0, I literally hadn't seen one since my school days. I remember Granny's Garden being my big obsession, unfortunately that wasn't available to play but we were happy to have a go on Exile instead.
At Game On 2.0 I was also reunited with The Sims, a game I played for hours and hours on my PC in the early noughties. I would sit up until the early morning, building houses for my characters and using cheats to purchase excessive amount of furniture.
Whilst I was skipping about down memory lane Simon was enjoying himself lost in his beloved world of gaming. He had a go on Unchartered, Halo and the original Lara Croft Tomb Raider and was happy to have some game time in an environment that I was enjoying as much as him.