The Video Game Hall of Fame is Finally Here

The Hall of Fame for video games is here! Check out the six to get in!

This is the real deal! The Strong National Museum of Play, located in Rochester New York, officially announced its first class of video games into the Video Game Hall of Fame! Some of entries were not surprising. Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Pong, and Tetris all made it into the first class (and rightfully so). There were also two surprising entries as well. Doom and World of Warcraft also found their way into first class.

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There was also some notable finalists that didn’t quite get in. The Legend of Zelda, Angry Birds, Space Invaders, Pokemon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Oregon Trail didn’t make the cut either. While I personally feel that The Legend of Zelda should have made its way into the Hall of Fame, I have to (and everyone else does as well) remember that there is always next year.

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What does this mean to us gamers?

This means a lot; actually, almost everything in essence. The games that get in are based on popularity, influence on the social world, longevity, etc. This means that games like Halo, Bioshock, Final Fantasy 7, and Mega Man, all may have a chance to be truly recognized as the wonderful games they are. This is an annual event that is sure to rapidly create a lot of buzz in the video game world.

Is there a game you feel should have made it into the first class? Or what is your pick for the first six in the Video Game Hall of Fame? 

Published Jun. 4th 2015

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