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National Retro Video Game Day 2024: Date, History, Significance

Every year, National Retro Video Game Day is celebrated on March 8. The day aims to reminisce and bring out those retro games played in the earlier days of gaming before the arrival of Xbox and PlayStation, Wii, and other modern gaming.

History

In 1967, The first breakthrough in gaming took place when inventor and game designer Ralph Baer, known as the ‘Father of Gaming,’ created the ‘Brown Box’. The Brown Box was the world’s first game system intended for commercial usage.

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National Retro Video Game Day, falls on March 8 across the United States of America, aimed at honoring Baer and retro video games.

Dates

YearDateDay
2024March 8Friday
2025March 8Saturday
2026March 8Sunday
2027March 8Monday
2028March 8Wednesday

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FAQs

What is the oldest video game?

The oldest video game is the “Kingdom of Drakkar.”

When was Pacman created?

The popular retro video game, “Pacman” was created in 1980.

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