The Strong National Museum of Play, home to over 55,000 video games, electronic games, and other electronic game-related historical materials, has announced its 15 finalists for the first induction of the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class includes a few modern games, but rightly identifies with the classics we grew up with decades ago.
The earliest games nominated date back to the '70s which includes Pong, The Oregon Trail, and Space Invaders. Nominees from the '80s include Pac-man, Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, and Tetris. From the '90s, nominees include Sonic the Hedgehog, Doom, Pokemon, and FIFA Soccer. Modern games like Angry Birds, World of Warcraft, The Sims, and Minecraft round out the nominees.
Who are you voting for?
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