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World Video Game Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Announced

May 4, 2017 Written by Martin Patiño

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame has officially announced its four inductees for 2017 and out of a field of 12 finalists, Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II have been chosen to take their place in the hall of fame.

According to the announcement, the four games were chosen due to how they’ve affected the video game industry, pop culture, and society in general.

The games of the third class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame generated gaming icons, redefined the first-person shooter game, started a monster-collecting craze, and forged the fighting game genre before taking their place in the esteemed hall.

This year’s inductees mark the third batch of games to be included in the hall of fame. The other finalists for the hall of fame this year included the likes of Final Fantasy VII, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Portal, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, and Wii Sports.

[Source: The Strong]