Nominees announced for the Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography. Today ICHEG announced the nominees for the Video Game Hall of Fame, the nominees came from the gaming communities votes and have created a list of the 15 most nominated games. The inaugural class that will be inducted on June 4th will come not only from community votes but from input from an international selection committee made up of journalists, scholars and other video game experts.

Games will be considered for entry into the World Video Game Hall of Fame based on four criteria: icon-status, longevity , geographical reach and influence.

The finalists are Angry Birds, DOOM, FIFA, The Legend of Zelda,Minecraft, The Oregon Trail, Pac-Man, Pokémon, Pong, The Sims,Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and World of Warcraft.

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Collecting 101: The Basics – Video Games

Collecting video games can be quite simple and cheap to get started with. But there are some things to know before getting started or to better your existing collection. This will be a basic guide and we will in future posts dive deeper into things like terminology, rarity, and various other items that may be directly related to a specific genre, system or series. This guide is more to get you started and going in the right direction. (more…)

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Collecting 101: Series Intro

As gamers we are all collectors on different levels. Some of us enjoy buying games we want to play, some of us love a particular series and will buy every game that comes out for it, and some of us hunt for rare games or even misprinted games to add to our collection. Regardless of how involved you are with this we are all collectors to some degree wether we know it or not. So why not learn more about collecting no matter what level you are.

This series will not only introduce people looking to start collecting but also teach and educated everyone those who already are no matter what your level is.

Series Guide

  • The basics of collecting
  • How to start collecting
  • To play or not to play
  • Collecting on a budget
  • Platform based terminology and tips
  • Caring for your collection
  • Professional archiving
  • When to buy
  • When to sell
  • More topics will be added as we go along…

Also if there is anything in specific that you would like to know or any specific questions that you have, do let us know.

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