Doom Makes It to the First Video Game Hall of Fame

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Doom Makes It to the First Video Game Hall of Fame

Post by Rachael » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:47

Wow. Look at this game. It's 22 and a half years old, and people still play it!

A US Museum of play - The Strong - has begun a project to showcase some of the most influential games in history. The games were chosen for their reach and their longevity, and have definitely helped shape the video gaming landscape since their inception.

Doom, which was among the inductees, was joined for this first round by Pong, Tetris, Super Mario Brothers, Pac-Man, and World of Warcraft.

According to this article (Source: The BBC), "The winners were whittled down from a long list of 15 that was picked by an internal panel of academics, journalists and game experts recruited by The Strong. Their decisions were based on a game's longevity, influence, geographical reach and iconic status."

Congratulations, Doom! Take us on up for another 22 years!
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Re: Doom Makes It to the First Video Game Hall of Fame

Post by Rex Claussen » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:26

Eruanna wrote:Their decisions were based on a game's longevity, influence, geographical reach and iconic status."
DooM checks out on all four counts.

On a related note, The Oregon Trail was also nominated. It is an outstanding game, not only for being educational, but also entertaining. It would make a fine addition to the curriculum of 4th to 6th grade US history.

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