Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists

The Strong National Museum of Play announces the finalists for their Videogame Hall of Fame. This Hall is still a bit of a newb, so they have lots of worthy games to honor. Word is: "The World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes electronic games that meet the following criteria: icon-status, the game is widely recognized and remembered; longevity, the game is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over time; geographical reach, the game meets the above criteria across international boundaries; and influence, the game has exerted significant influence on the design and development of other games, on other forms of entertainment, or on popular culture and society in general. (A game may be inducted on the basis of the last criterion without necessarily having met all of the first three.)" This press release has all the finalists, saying inductees will be announced on May 4th. Here are the dozen games in the running:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Microsoft Windows Solitaire
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Myst
  • Pokémon Red and Green
  • Portal
  • Resident Evil
  • Street Fighter II
  • Tomb Raider
  • Wii Sports
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LiTh wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 14:23:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 13:35:

Where's Warcraft? it only launched the entire RTS genre.

As an RTS fan going back to the beginning, Nope....nope nope nope.

The only thing before Warcraft was Dune II. Although Dune II would be considered the first RTS, it didn't really "launch" the genre, as it was far from a commercial success in any way. (and I'd bet almost everyone saying "Rah rah Dune II!" ironically actually played Warcraft first) I'd say Dune II influenced Warcraft, and Warcraft launched the genre.

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