Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists Revealed
Do you agree with the selections?
Games were evaluated by experts based on "icon-status, longevity, geographical reach, and the influence it has had on the design of other games, entertainment, popular culture, and society in general."
You can see the full list of criteria here.
The fifteen finalists are as follows:
- Angry Birds (2009)
- Doom (1993)
- FIFA (1993)
- The Legend of Zelda (1986)
- Minecraft (2009)
- The Oregon Trail (1971)
- Pac-Man (1980)
- Pokemon (1996)
- Pong (1972)
- The Sims (2000)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
- Space Invaders (1978)
- Super Mario Bros. (1990)
- Tetris (1984)
- World of Warcraft (2004)
Inductees will be announced during a presentation at The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY on Thursday, June 4, at 10:30 AM. They will then be put on display at the museum's eGameRevolution exhibit.
"The 15 finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame span decades, gaming platforms, and geographies--but what they all have in common is their undeniable impact on popular culture and society in general," The Strong Museum's Jon-Paul Dyson said in a statement. “Whether it's the groundbreaking game Pong or a more recent viral sensation like Minecraft, all of these games have helped shape the way that people across the globe play and relate to one another."
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