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Gaming hall of fame inducts 'Pong,' 'Tetris' and other classics

Edgar Alvarez, @abcdedgar
June 5, 2015
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The results are in. After a selection process that lasted nearly four months, the newly created World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced its first class inductees. Doom, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris and World of Warcraft were chosen by The National Museum of Play for 2015, narrowing down the choices from a list of 15 finalists. So which games, which you helped vote for, were left out? That includes other classics like Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda and The Sims -- although the museum did say these will likely be part of next year's nominee class.

For reference, The National Museum of Play notes it comes down to picking those that "have enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general."


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