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If someone were to walk up to you and they had no comprehension of games and gaming culture; and they asked you to define what games define games. Which one would you choose?

I know, an extremely tough question to answer. Where do you even start? Do you go back to the 70's and explain Pong or Pac Man? Or maybe the 80's with Nintendo coming to the forefront, and use a game like Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda, or even Metroid?

So what I am asking the community to do is pick 3 games. They can be any genre, from any gaming generation, and from any platform.

So here's my question: What three games define gaming for you and why?

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