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‘Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Sonic’ join Video Game Hall of Fame

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‘Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Sonic’ join Video Game Hall of Fame

The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog and The Oregon Trail are among the six inductees into the 2016 Video Game Hall of Fame. They’re joined by Grand Theft Auto III, The Sims and Space Invaders.

Established in 2015 by The Strong national museum of play in Rochester, New York, the hall of fame recognizes electronic games of all types that have enjoyed sustained popularity and exerted influence on the industry or popular culture. Last year’s inaugural class featured DOOM, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris and World of Warcraft.

The 2016 inductees were selected from a field of 15 finalists that included Final Fantasy, John Madden Football, Minecraft, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Street Fighter II and Tomb Raider.

The Strong houses a collection of 55,000 video games, other electronic games, and electronic game-related historical materials, considered the largest of its kind in the world.

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