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Video Game Hall of Fame adds ‘Halo,’ ‘Pokémon’ and ‘Donkey Kong’

May 07 2017, 3:22 PM EDT By Lindy Smith


The World Video Game Hall of Fame, in The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, has inducted five new games into its hall of fame.

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Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II joined 12 other games—including Sonic, Super Mario Bros.—which are on permanent display in the museum's eGameRevolution exhibit.

All rightfully earn their place too. For example, Donkey Kong is Nintendo's most profitable game to date and Halo has sold over 65 million copies worldwide.

As per the museum's site, the games selected were based on their iconic status, their continued popularity, their geographical reach and their influence on games development, entertainment, and pop culture.

Nominations for 2018 are already open and you can cast your vote here.

Which game is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.

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