It's a term you've probably heard passed around quite a bit. The "Citizen Kane" of video games. But what exactly does it mean to be referred to as the "Citizen Kane" of anything? Why is Citizen Kane celebrated as the quintessential, best-film-ever, no-comparison trump card to everything in the movie world anyway? And can video games even compete?

DocSeuss of Kotaku's reader-run TAY community attempts to explain all this, and to present the argument of why a Citizen Kane of video games doesn't exist. At least not yet, but maybe even never.