The Strong Museum has announced the next wave of inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the museum’s collection of video games that the museum believes has influenced the gaming industry. play and popular culture in general.
The 2023 inductees include Barbie Fashion Designer (1996), Computer Space (1970), The Last of Us (2013) and Wii Sports (2007). The Strong Museum said Fashion Designer Barbie was notable because it showed that games designed for girls could be successful in a market geared toward boys and men at the time. Meanwhile, Computer Space is a black and white cabinet game where the player controls a spaceship that fights against enemy flying saucers. It was groundbreaking at the time.
The Last of Us is the popular PS3 game from Naughty Dog that spawned the sequel and the most recent HBO TV series. It is considered a masterpiece by many. And finally, Wii Sports introduced millions of people to the amazing motion controls of Nintendo’s pioneering Wii console.
Candidates who did not make it to the Hall of Fame this year include Age of Empires, Angry Birds, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, FIFA International Soccer, GoldenEye 007, NBA 2K, Quake and Wizardry.
The 2022 inductees include Sid Meier’s Civilization, Ms. Pac-Man, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Dance Dance Revolution.
In other news, the Strong Museum is creating a Donkey Kong arcade cabinet 20 feet long–the largest in the world–and it will be available for everyone to try this summer. The Strong Museum is based in Rochester, New York.
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