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Here Are the New World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame is a new effort by the Strong National Museum of Play to highlight games that have inspired and influenced the medium throughout the history of gaming. These games were chosen from among thousands of public nominations. They had to meet four criteria. The first was icon-status, or widespread recognition. The second was longevity. The third was geographic reach. And the final criterion was overall influence in the field of games, but also other media (and pop culture in general as well).

So who made the cut? There are lots of favorites in the list. Read More

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Interview: "I don't think I could ever date a non-gamer."

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Get Connected Gamer Profile 2Families aren’t just formed of parents and kids—and when it comes to gaming, the nuclear family isn’t the only type that benefits. I’ve always been interested in the way couples work gaming into their lives. We know that gaming together can improve relationships—but for millennials, who are already so wired into technology, is it just another distraction?

I asked my friends David and Elyssa to chat with me about their relationship and how gaming fits into their lives. David is a Software Development Engineer with Amazon.com, and Elyssa is an Assocate Producer with Cricket Moon Media. Both are in their early 20s, and both have been—well, you’ll find out how they feel about games.

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