World of Warcraft inducted into World Video Game Hall of Fame

    
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If you had to pick six of the most influential video games in history, what would they be?

For a panel of experts at the Strong Museum in Rochester, N.Y., the answer is, “Pong, Tetris, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Doom, and World of Warcraft.” The so-called “national museum of play” recently inducted its first class of picks into its Video Game Hall of Fame, which includes the still-popular fantasy MMO.

According to the museum, the six games picked had to meet certain criteria: “They’re iconic, have longevity, reach across international boundaries, and exert influence on the design and development of other games, on other forms of entertainment, or on popular culture and society.”

Source: Video Game Hall of Fame via Washington Post. Thanks to bambocheur for the tip!
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ArbsX
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DanielReasor An EQ owes it existance to Ultima. No different, but neither of those games were able to be as popular.

Xomon
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Xomon

Lick my balls

SoMuchMass
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SoMuchMass

The way WoW dominated the genre for 10 years, it deserves it.

groo the wanderer
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groo the wanderer

As s**t as the game is now it was once great and it has had a major impact on gaming so it does deserve to be there . It would be like not having Elvis in the Rock and Roll hall of fame .

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Lethality Karl_Hungus 
Exactly. What a joke.

Celestia
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Celestia

It’s not like this is an official list.  It is just one organization’s listicle.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

A_Dad Supreme XI was iconic in no way at all.  It was a great game I played heavily for longer than I’ve played anything else.  But it did nothing to further MMOs, games or even the series.

scfs123
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scfs123

DanielReasor “Why are we honoring Einstein instead of his mother?”

rawhunger
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Roke Innovation is not in their criteria.

DelusionalRogue
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Esoteric Coyote Don’t see them saying over 100 million players are playing now.
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