Which past gaming year/moment would you time travel to? ("Time Loader" Keys - Ended)

If you could time travel, which past gaming moment or year would you return to?

"Time Loader" is a game about returning to the past, with tons of nostalgia for the 90s.
If you had a time machine and could travel to the past, which year or moment in gaming would you return to - and why?
Do you have fond memories of a certain time in your life with gaming, favorite game/console releases, or gaming cultural moments? Alternatively - are you having the most fun gaming in the present day?

Let me know why in the comments below, and in a few hours I'll DM Steam keys for "Time Loader" to thoughtful replies! (All done for today!)

Notes:
- Please use at least 150 characters in your reply
- No ChatGPT or other AI-generated responses please! Give us an honest, personal answer - It doesn't need to be long :)
- Share some details; what game releases, memories, or other elements made the moment you picked so nostalgic?
- Limit 1 key per member (including past discussions)
- We've finished the entry period for keys today, keep an eye on your DMs for keys later.

  • If I could time travel, I would return to the year 1998. This was the year that some of the most iconic video games of all time were released, such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Half-Life, and Metal Gear Solid. I would love to experience these games for the first time again, and to see how they changed the landscape of gaming.

  • I would defenetly go back to the time I first discoverd Minecraft. The times were amazing. Building your first diamond house(ofcourse)

  • I would travel back 1984 and meet Alexei Paschitnow who finished the first playable version of Tetris. I'd stand next to him and buzz the gameboy music he does not know it exists :D

  • I would travel to the time when I had the PS1. To think that at that time the games were so much fun and without having multiplayer. When I met the playstation it was a before and after, the graphics and playing in three dimensions blew my mind. The Grinch, Toy Story 2, Agent 007, Mission Impossible, Metal Gear... Excellent memories. Thanks Ben!

  • If I could I would love to go back to when Baldur's Gate 1 was first released, the fun and engagement I had with fellow RPG players in this scenario was very pleasing to me and a lot of my friends. Release December 21, 1998! 

  • I would defenetly go back to the time I first discoverd Minecraft. The times were amazing. Building your first diamond house(ofcourse). Then discovering you can play on servers and nowadays it is a game I play with friends.

  • My fondest memories when it comes to gaming would have to come from Christmas as a kid. My parents would go out of their way to buy me and my sibling whatever new console or portable device had just come out. Even if they weren't in the best position financially they would find a way to make it happen. If I could travel back in time I would probably revisit anyone of these Christmases since non of them mean more than the other. 

  • I would want to time travel back to when I was in early high school or middle school. I had just started collecting video games and I remember playing through AC2 and singularity and also even playing through Bioshock infinite. Even though I had a smaller TV then, it just felt so much better.

  • Unpopular opinion, but I'd love to time travel to year 2013... When GTA V was released, I'm a huge fan of GTA V and I'd love to experience GTA V in 2013 again. I remember the hype this game created and broke many records, the excitement to play together with friends made everything even more fun! I wish I could forget about the game and experience it again. I have many memories with GTA V and it will always be very close to my heart :) 

    Eagerly waiting for GTA VI!

  • Loaded question, always going back to childhood with this....

    I would love to go back to the 80s, at the end of the 2600 period, games were abundant and got cheap on the second hand market when things fell apart, you could play a new game evry week for almost nothing, was so much fun for a little kid and easy on your parents wallet's!