I remember mine well... for most of the 90s I had been playing Monkey Island 1, 2 and COMI (Curse of Monkey Island). Ocassionally stepped it up to Tomb Raider 1, 2 and 3 with Pentium CPU software (the Core Design MMX Hardware Emulation) graphics and that worked fine... But then I saw Tomb Raider The Last Revelation and found that recreation of Egypt super realistic/interesting... so I thought I'd ask my cousin to help me build my 1st PC build. It was a Voodoo Banshee on a Pentium II 333, just before Nvidia announced that new GPU "thing" with the GF256. I was 14 in 1999. I clicked on Direct3D, fired up the game... the moment I saw Lara move around the screen with a resolution and fluidity unheard of to me until then, I actually remember jumping around the room and calling my best friend to immediately come to my cousin's place to witness the magic. Then we both jumped around the room talking about future game evenings with the rest of our friend group. That moment (which makes me feel a bit nostalgic and old now) created the glee and excitement that has marked each new build, though newer ones have never matched the amazement of that Banshee moment in 1999. And it was all to play this, which is hilarious when you consider that my humble 1060 3GB can now fit the ENTIRE 642mb game in VRAM: What was your HOLY COW! moment with a video card? Was it 2D? Or 3D? I'm curious to know what made you so excited about technology and games that 20 years later, here we are.