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Most influential video games in one geek's life

The Legend of Zelda

My love for games started at a young age, when I would play board games from Strategy & Tactics magazine with my father. Board games soon led to video games. I played Pong within a few years of its release in 1972, but my favorite games have historically been adventure games.

Of the games that I played in my younger years, I was most blown away by The Legend of Zelda, which at the time had the best graphics and gameplay that I had ever seen. Then, Nintendo just kept putting out title after title in the Zelda series, and each one seemed better than the last.

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