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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).

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PBS Launches Digital Playground

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PBS Kids Digital is launching its own online playground for kids ages 6-9. The game is called Kart Kingdom. It will allow players to build, play in, and share their own creations with others. The idea is that Kart Kingdom will help kids learn “systems thinking”—an idea that sounds complex but is something that kids (and everyone else) already encounter every day, whether it’s in school, in relationships, or yes, in games.

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