Video Game Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

OTTUMWA, IA - AUGUST 13: Steve Sanders, 'The Orignal King of Kong,' plays Donkey Kong at the launch party for the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum on August 13, 2009 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Ottumwa was officially proclaimed the Video Game Capita

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Some classic titles are being considered for induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY.

The Strong Museum in Rochester considered nominations from 100 countries, judging them on such things as longevity, influence and iconic status. 

The nominees are: 

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

The Class of 2017 will be announced during a ceremony at the Strong Museum on May 4th.

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