Video:  Now's Your Chance to Get Your Favorite Video Game Into a Hall of Fame

Now's Your Chance to Get Your Favorite Video Game Into a Hall of Fame

by Clip Syndicate

Video games don't seem to be going anywhere, but the same can't be said for institutions that have wanted to enshrine them. The latest effort comes by way of the folks at The Strong, also known as The National Museum of Play. The New York-based outfit will consider basically any type of game for its freshman class of World Video Game Hall of Fame honorees, be it arcade, console, computer, handheld or mobile. Read More >>


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Neil Patrick Harris is a man of many talents. Although he’s best known for his starring role in How I Met Your Mother, he can be found on the big screen, Broadway, and even as a voiceover in video games. Harris seems to be quite the crowd-pleaser, as he’s been a popular choice for previous award show hosting gigs.

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Video:  Toy Museum Announces Hall of Fame for Video Games

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The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the impact games like "Pong" and "Grand Theft Auto" have on culture and society. G. Rollie Adams, president and chief executive of The Strong museum in Rochester, where the new hall is located, said "Electronic games have changed how people play, learn and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography.

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