For those that might not be aware, July 8th is National Video Game Day. While nearly every day seems to be some kind of holiday, National Video Game Day has actually been celebrated for at least 29 years now, according to video game historian Frank Cifaldi. Regardless of the day's origins, gamers rarely need much of an excuse to celebrate their favorite titles, and that's what many did on social media today. Throughout the short history of the medium, video games have come to mean a lot to the people that play them. It seems that every person that's ever played a game has a favorite that means something important to them.
The first mention we can find is the 1991 edition of Chase's annual events, associated to David Earle of "Kid Video Warriors" pic.twitter.com/J38M1Piegg— Frank Cifaldi (@frankcifaldi) September 12, 2017
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Keep reading to find out what gamers are saying about National Video Game Day!
Some solid picks, to be honest.
Any reason is acceptable to play Pokemon White.
Over here playin Pokemon White cause it’s National Video Game Day!😀😎🎮👾🖤🤍— 👹ANTI-X👹 (@ANTIX5) July 9, 2020
Impossible to argue with the presence of Tetris.
Today is National Video Game Day.July 9, 2020
Top 5 games:
Kirby's Epic Yarn deserves more love.
My favorite video games, for National Video Game Day in no order:— Kona🌻 (@TheKonasaur) July 9, 2020
2. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
3. Pokemon White
4. Kirby’s Epic Yarn
5. Kid Icarus Uprising
"Only" seems like a stretch.
There's a lot of love for Mario Kart today!
It's National Video Game Day! I'd like to honor today with my absolute favorite video game: Mario Kart! 🏎️— Player2 (@ProducerPlayer2) July 8, 2020
If you were to ask me how many hours I've spent on all Mario Kart games combined.....well, it'd be at LEAST 10,000 hours! #NationalVideoGameDay #MarioKart pic.twitter.com/IRlXkuUbME
Definitely good taste.
So it's national video game day today I guess i'll go ahead and post 4 of my favorite games on here and see if i have good taste or nah. This is just the tip of the iceberg but still some of my faves. Regardless, have a good one! #NationalVideoGameDay pic.twitter.com/4D8HApcI68— Key-Shawn| bIM✊🏽 (@Ashen_Phantom) July 8, 2020
See? Games are good for you.
Apparently it’s national video game day. So here is a shout out to the games That have kept me playing since the beginning. Gaming kept me from picking up a lot of bad habits that some of my social circles were into. 🤣 #NationalVideoGameDay pic.twitter.com/O9hLYL1xDM— John (@MetalZohnny) July 8, 2020
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