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World Video Game Hall of Fame Announces Some Pretty Epic Finalists

Do you agree with the picks?

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    Ahhhh, video games. What would we do without them? Go outside? Get some fresh air? Actually speak to people? Nah, you’re alright. But have you ever wondered which of your favorite games will go down in history? Well – just take a look at the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

    The Hall of Fame was first established back in 2015 to recognize and give credit to all kinds of video games that have influenced popular culture, society, and the video game industry. Cool, huh?

    World Video Game Hall of Fame 2015
    2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

    Previous inductees of the Video Game Hall of Fame include Tetris (of course), Super Mario Bros (naturally), Space Invaders (Pew Pew), and the Legend of Zelda (well, duh). And this year’s finalists are even more exciting.

    World Video Game Hall of Fame
    2016 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

    To come to the final decision, video game experts from across the world observe thousands of nominations from more than 100 countries and judge the games on their geographical reach, their influence, their longevity and their iconic status. When the finalists are announced, The World Video Game Hall of Fame holds a celebration weekend at The Strong Museum in Manhattan – and it’s happening THIS WEEKEND. You can view the previous year’s inductees, you can pose for pictures with your favorite characters, you can play some of the best games, and you can view this year’s finalists. We’re so there.
    And for those of you that just can’t wait any longer – here are this year’s finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame:

    Donkey Kong
    Pokemon Red and Green
    Street Fighter II
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Myst
    Portal
    Resident Evil
    Solitaire
    Tomb Raider
    Wii Sports
    Final Fantasy VII
    Mortal Kombat

    What do you think of these finalists? There are plenty here from our list of the greatest retro video games of all time, so we’re happy!

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