The first inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

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  1. Ayelbourne

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  2. Kelthaz

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    Why would Diablo be on the list? I can see an argument for Rogue, but Diablo has no claim to fame.
     
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  4. Aragorn

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    The 2018 class has been announced. Forgot I had made this thread so I'll just add it here.

    Final Fantasy VII
    John Madden Football
    Spacewar!
    Tomb Raider

    The previous inductees:

    Donkey Kong
    Doom
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    The Legend of Zelda
    The Oregon Trail
    Pac-Man
    Pokemon Red and Green
    Pong
    The Sims
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Space Invaders
    Street Fighter II
    Super Mario Bros.
    Tetris
    World of Warcraft
     
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  5. Aragorn

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    The 2019 finalists are:

    Candy Crush
    Centipede
    Colossal Cave Adventure
    Dance Dance Revolution
    Half Life
    Microsoft Windows Solitaire
    Myst
    NBA 2K
    Sid Meier's Civilization
    Super Mario Kart
    Super Smash Bros. Melee
     
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  6. BK613

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    Given the list of inductees, I can only assume that Simcity and Microsoft's Flight Simulator lies outside this HoF's definition of "video game." :shrug:
     
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    Dungeon Master and any game by Cinemaware.
     
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    Go Solitaire, Super Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Melee! :)
     
  9. Santaman

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    They should include
    Unreal Tournament 1999 GOTY
    Mechwarrior 4
    Saints Row The Third
     
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  10. Owain Taggart

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    You know, as far as the nominees go in the OP, I find it odd that Doom was nomimated and not Wolfenstein 3d. While Doom was certainly influential, much of what it did wouldn't have been done without Wolfenstein 3D's success and technical achievements as it's largely seen as the grandfather of first-person shooters.
     
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    They forgot Solitaire and oops there it is.. Yay!!!!!!!!!

    Also Deus Ex
     
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    It's bogus if they don't honor Civ.
     
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  13. SPCTRE

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    I understand, I think, on an abstract level how making lists is popular but I really struggle to care

    it's simply impossible to do this entire industry and its history justice with a "Hall of Fame" (which is not to say one shouldn't attempt this, especially in a context of education/museum-like learning opportunities)
     
  14. CorporalCaptain

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    Yeah, this is exactly what I think this kind of thing should strive to be useful for.
     
  15. Owain Taggart

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    Exactly, and honestly, I also feel these things should be have more of a chronological context to them. It currently seems a little haphazard.
     
  16. ALF

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    SimCity. All the way.
    A good list to start with, anyway. Those old Sierra adventure games shouldn't be overlooked.

    Wasn't it the first hack-and-slash?
     
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    I don't know how wide spread it was but that term dates back to the 1980s and Dungeons and Dragons for me. It referred to a type of game play that eschewed roleplaying for dungeons that were about nothing but killing monsters and gathering loot.
     
  18. SPCTRE

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    Diablo is on there because it was extremely influential in creating an action-heavy experience "inspired by traditional RPGs" that was also heavily focused on loot.

    Modern subgenres like the loot shooter (your Destinies, The Divisions, Anthems) would not exist in this form without Diablo.
     
  19. XCV330

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    Colossal Cave Adventure should be an inductee. It's the ancestor of all online and MMO games.

    Runescape should get a nod since it's got the Guiness book award for most accounts (well past 200,000,000 by now)
     
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    Ahhhh, the old days of playing those old text adventure games. I remember the huge maps that I made to find my way through those things.
     
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