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The Video Game Hall Of Fame Adds Four New Games To Its Roster

Per a news release, The Video Game Hall of Fame has recently added four new games to its ever-growing roster.

Four New Video Games Inducted Into The Video Game Hall Of Fame

According to a recent release, The Video Game Hall of Fame has recently increased its list by adding four new decade-defining games, namely “Bejeweled,” “Centipede,” “King’s Quest” and “Minecraft.”

The longlist, which was shared back in March this year, also included bestselling games such as “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” “Goldeneye 007,” “Guitar Hero,” “NBA Jam,” “Nokia Snake,” “Super Smash Bros. Melee” and “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” However, only four out of these made it into the hall of fame thanks to a public vote and the choice of the International Selection Advisory Committee.

"These 12 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists all significantly influenced the development of video games or popular culture. Together, these games help tell the story of the gaming industry and its influence on society. Nokia Snake proved that mobile devices could be gaming platforms, and Bejeweled took that idea to new heights. Centipede was a hit in the early arcade, and Frogger jumped out of the arcade to become a pop culture icon. King’s Quest changed the adventure genre of games forever, and a game like Uncharted 2 pushed the boundaries of video game storytelling and art," Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, when the longlist was first shared with the public, said.

"Minecraft features a retro simplicity that hearkens back to fondly remembered days of 8-bit computers. Minecraft came of age at a time when indie gaming had emerged to give individual developers a greater say in the games they developed, and no game is a better representative of this movement than this bestselling hit creation." Andrew Borman, the digital games curator for the National Museum of Play, said.

Based in Ottumwa, Iowa, The Video Game Hall of Fame was established to “honor the luminaries of the video game age and to preserve the artifacts and memorabilia generated by this dynamic industry.”

Video game Video games combine all forms of media, from music, to visual arts, and of course, programming. Anton Porsche/Pixabay

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