Video games aim to score spot in hall of fame

This undated photo provided by The Strong shows the 15 finalists nominated for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The nominees were announced Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at The Strong museum in Rochester, N.Y., where the hall will be located alongside the National Toy Hall of Fame. They are, from left, Pac-Man; Space Invaders; Sonic the Hedgehog; Minecraft; the Sims; Super Mario Bros.; Doom, top; World of Warcraft, center; Pokemon series, bottom; the Legend of Zelda; the Oregon Trail; Tetris; FIFA soccer; Angry Birds; Pong. (Bethany Mosher/The Strong via AP)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WISH) — The Video Game Hall of Fame selected the final 15 nominees.

The list features classic arcade games like Pong and Tetris. Along with computer games like World of Warcraft and Oregon Trail gained a place on the list.

Full list:

  • Angry Birds
  • Doom
  • FIFA
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Minecraft
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Pac-Man
  • Pokemon
  • Pong
  • The Sims
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Space Invaders
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tetris
  • World of Warcraft

A committee of about two dozen international journalists, scholars and video game experts will decide who makes it in. The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York will induct five to seven finalists on June 4.

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