Strong Museum of Play announces World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists

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The Strong Museum of Play announced on Tuesday the fifteen finalists for induction into its World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The finalists include newer games like Minecraft, as well as several classics such as Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Oregon Trail, and Tomb Raider.

“These 15 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists span decades, gaming platforms, and countries of origin—but what they all have in common is their undeniable impact on the world of gaming and popular culture,” says Jon-Paul C. Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame received thousands of nominations from more than 100 countries for consideration for the 2016 class. The final inductees will be announced during a special ceremony at The Strong museum on Thursday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m.

To see all the finalists or check out the past World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees, visit The Strong’s website here.

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