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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

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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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