Alright, you video game fanatics, buckle up because we're going on a joyride down memory lane. We're talking the golden age, the zenith, the absolute pinnacle of video gaming! Can you guess the year? Drumroll, please... it's 2004! I mean, come on, with the release of unforgettable gems like 'Half-Life 2', 'World of Warcraft', 'Halo 2', and 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas', how could any other year even compete? So, there you have it folks, 2004 was the year video gaming peaked, and we've been chasing that high ever since!