Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists Revealed

After a submission and expert voting process, the New York-based Strong National Museum of Play this week announced the finalists for the first wave of inductees to its World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Games were evaluated by experts based on “icon-status, longevity, geographical reach, and the influence it has had on the design of other games, entertainment, popular culture, and society in general.”

You can see the full list of criteria here.

The fifteen finalists are as follows:

Inductees will be announced during a presentation at The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY on Thursday, June 4, at 10:30 AM. They will then be put on display at the museum’s eGameRevolution exhibit.

“The 15 finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame span decades, gaming platforms, and geographies–but what they all have in common is their undeniable impact on popular culture and society in general,” The Strong Museum’s Jon-Paul Dyson said in a statement. “Whether it’s the groundbreaking game Pong or a more recent viral sensation like Minecraft, all of these games have helped shape the way that people across the globe play and relate to one another.“

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Fallen Kingdom (2012) vs. Find the Pieces (2015) 

The difference between these, despite being for all intents and purposes the same shots, is astounding. Use of color, framing, and overall tone make this sequence a huge step up in animation for Jordan and the crew behind these music videos. It just goes to show you what you can accomplish and grow into within only a few years. 

(This is not to say that Fallen Kingdom is in any way a bad video, far from it. Just a side by side comparison of two great videos.)

(Click for slightly higher res)

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@thepurpah fell asleep, not once, but TWICE. First time she woke up because we said her name and told her about the overwhelming population of rabbits her island has, and the second time was after splatterlewis unveiled the exterior of the bounce house he made. BOTH TIMES, SHE FELL ASLEEP IN THE BOUNCE HOUSE. You can see her far in front of Splatter inside the bounce house. With her head down. Like some sorta narcoleptic. 

Stan:- Good question, actually!

Our daily activities aren’t much, just do our chores and occasionally mess around with what time we have doing nothing. Ha, of course, there’s a lot more to a day than just farming, wood collecting, and fooling with our time, but the rest isn’t really worth noting.

[M!A: Personality switch 4/10]