This is from the NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/12/a...74449600&en=8e3cd79251fdc53c&ei=5070&emc=eta1 [Henry] Lowood [(curator of the History of Science and Technology Collections at Stanford University)] and the four members of his committee the game designers Warren Spector and Steve Meretzky; Matteo Bittanti, an academic researcher; and Christopher Grant, a game journalist announced their list of the 10 most important video games of all time: Spacewar! (1962), Star Raiders (1979), Zork (1980), Tetris (1985), SimCity (1989), Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990), Civilization I/II (1991), Doom (1993), Warcraft series (beginning 1994) and Sensible World of Soccer (1994). I've never heard of the soccer one or Star Raiders? Anyone? I can't think of a reason to bump any of the others. There's always arguments for other games but there are no arguments against this list either. I remember a Spacewar clone was the first video game I mastered.