You. In a video game. This simple, ahead-of-its-time concept that Nick Arcade debuted was nothing short of genius. In order to get to the holy land, a.k.a. "The Video Zone," you had to answer video game trivia and, obviously, play video games. Just to give you a timeframe, Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo were two of the systems of choice. Talk about a throwback.

Vintage systems aside, the virtual reality of the "The Video Zone," however elementary, is still something we find ourselves longingly looking back on, wishing that there might be somehow, some way, we might make our way into Call of Duty and destroy and conquer, for reals.