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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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Discovering @ ICHEG – Week 4 – Brothers Collection and Biohazard

I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. 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. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week.

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Discovering @ ICHEG – Week 3 – Super Famicom Appreciation

I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. 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. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week.

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Discovering @ ICHEG – Week 2 – Sega Game Gear Genre Icons

I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. 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. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week. (more…)

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Discovering @ ICHEG – Week 1 – Sega Mark III

I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. 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. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week.

Week 1 – Sega Mark III packaging

This week I worked on scanning cover art for old Japanese Sega Games. Mark III games to be more exact. For those who may not remember, the Mark III was released in Japan in 1985 and then was redesigned and renamed to the Sega Master System for its North American release in 1986. The Mark III was the direct competition to the Nintendo Entertainment System and used a different kind of cartridge called the Sega Card, which was branded as Sega My Card. The Sega Card is the basis for this weeks research. (more…)

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