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Believe it or not, video games consoles have been with us since the 1970s. This means anyone aged under 40 probably won’t even remember a time when they didn’t exist. Mind. Blown.

Having now reached the dizzying eighth generation of video games hardware — with the PS4 PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The PS4 PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The PS4 E3 2013 marked the moment when the next-generation truly began, with all three contenders -- the PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One, and Wii U -- revealed in full. The Wii U is already on the... Read More , Xbox One PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The Xbox One PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The Xbox One This year's E3 felt almost like it was over before it began. Though the conference lasts for days, both Microsoft and Sony made their announcements before the doors opened, showing not just hardware but also... Read More , and Wii U 7 Ways The Wii U Is Better Than The Xbox One And PS4 7 Ways The Wii U Is Better Than The Xbox One And PS4 While the battle between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One rages on, a third competitor watches from the sidelines: the Wii U. Read More — it’s high time we took a look back at what has gone before.

Gaming Greats & Console Classics

The best way of doing this is surely to ask you, the MakeUseOf readership, to tell us all about the video games console you remember most fondly, and why it retains a place in your heart. Therefore, we want to know, What Is Your Favorite Games Console Of All Time?

You have dozens of consoles to choose from, dating all the way back to the Magnavox Odyssey Gaming Firsts: 4 Milestones From The First Games To The Home Console [Geek History] Gaming Firsts: 4 Milestones From The First Games To The Home Console [Geek History] Before video games there were board games, card games, parlour games and some elaborate automaton chess robots that were actually operated by hidden human beings. The 20th century saw a huge shift in the perception... Read More released in 1972, and ending with the current trio already named above.

We don’t mind which generation your most beloved console belongs to, as long as you choose just one from the long history of video games. And then tell us, via the comments section below, why that particular console resonated with you to such a degree that you are happy naming it as your favorite of all time.

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This question was prompted by my personal favorite games console of all time 6 Dreamcast Games That Stand The Test Of Time [MUO Gaming] 6 Dreamcast Games That Stand The Test Of Time [MUO Gaming] In many ways the Dreamcast is the forgotten console in video games history. It didn't sell well, it didn't stick around long, and it never quite lived up to its early promise. However, those who... Read More celebrating an important birthday. The Dreamcast recently turned 15 Apple Reinvents The Watch, Unveils iPhone 6, Offers Free U2 Album, And More... [Tech News Digest] Apple Reinvents The Watch, Unveils iPhone 6, Offers Free U2 Album, And More... [Tech News Digest] Also, other technology news not related to Apple. Honest. Read More , having been first released on Sept. 9, 1999. And while this particular games console failed so spectacularly that it took Sega out of the hardware business, it captured my heart and is still, to this very day, refusing to let go.

The video below — which shows a bunch of stupid teenagers failing to be impressed by the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) 4 Websites To Play NES Games For Free & Through The Browser 4 Websites To Play NES Games For Free & Through The Browser Just recently, I put out an article outlining some of my favorite RPGs for the SNES and showed MUO readers how they can experience those games through a web interface. Not everyone has the time... Read More — also played its part. We expect the NES to be named at least a few times during this discussion, and yet here are some youngsters totally disrespecting this fantastic slice of retro gaming goodness 8 Of The Best Retro Gaming YouTube Channels [MUO Gaming] 8 Of The Best Retro Gaming YouTube Channels [MUO Gaming] Read More . The fools.

We cannot let them get away with this. The best way of battling against such ignorance is for us to collectively take an enjoyable trip down memory lane. This is where nostalgia resides, making us smile as we recount past glories. You know, when video games were actually challenging 3 Things I Miss About Old School Video Games [MUO Gaming] 3 Things I Miss About Old School Video Games [MUO Gaming] Times change, and I understand that; but does that mean I cannot yearn for the old days? I cannot be the only one who misses some things about the good old days of video games,... Read More .

Join us on this journey to yesteryear by taking part in the discussion below. And you even could win a T-shirt for your efforts.

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