Earlier today I read an article on Mashable about the World Video Game Hall of Fame. I didn’t even know such a thing existed, and the article talked about 6 classic games being added to the “first-ever” Video Game Hall of Fame. So I did a little research, and found the Hall of Fame is actually at The Strong, a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.
The Strong houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School and the American Journal of Play. This place sounds awesome!
The Strong is located in Rochester, New York, and has a passion for collecting and preserving toys, dolls, board games, video games and more. This place is a museum of play, and sounds like a place I could spend a lot of time. Let’s get back to the games that were added to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. I’ve played most of them, but was excited to see Tetris made the list. The 6 games that were inducted include:
- Super Mario Bros.
- World of Warcraft
I remember sitting on the floor playing Pong when it first came out. I was young, and the game was addicting. I also remember when we got our first Nintendo. I played Super Mario Bros. for hours and could never beat the game. Matter of fact, I still don’t think I’ve beat the game. Tetris was fun, too. Never really got into Pac-Man, but remember playing it from time to time.
This article was cool, and it brought back a ton of memories of my childhood. Heck, I still play video games. Over the years the graphics have gotten better and the games more expensive, but I will wait in line to buy a new console or a new game. I waited overnight in a Walmart when the original Xbox came out. I haven’t purchased an Xbox One… Yet.
This is really cool, and I am glad there is a place where these classic games can live on and be remembered. Heck, I might even grab my Nintendo and see if I can hook it up. That sounds fun!
What other games would you include in the Hall of Fame? List your favorite in the comment section below!
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