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Two things. First, my age is irrelevant, but I started playing video games when they cost a quarter, seemingly way before consoles and PCs were ever introduced. We played pinball before that, and video games, at least as they first debuted, were simplistic and the gameplay was over far too soon.
Second, if your soon-to-be wife feels that way, and feels strongly about it, no poll, argument, or reasoning will change her mind, and she will tend to use it against you when times get tough, if such is in her nature.
In other words, you are probably fighting a losing battle. The best way to convince her might be to involve her in your pastime, to show her that gaming is many things, can serve many purposes, and not only feeds your soul but also exercises your mind and provides a healthy dose of relaxation.
My point is that the majority were still only a quarter during the mid to late '90s.
Starting with arcade machines that were a quarter says nothing about what decade you started playing them in, be it the '70s, '80s, or '90s, as the majority were only a quarter for the majority of all three decades.
R.I.P. Eve English (Feb. 12, 1968 - Oct. 13, 2010) Momma Eve, you will be missed.