World Video Game Hall of Fame

“Mortal Kombat,” “Colossal Cave Adventure,” “Super Mario Kart,” and the ubiquitous “Solitaire” game built into Microsoft Windows were all inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame Tuesday at a special ceremony. For those unfamiliar with the second inductee, “Colossal Cave Adventure”, released in 1976, was recognized for providing the foundation for a genre of fantasy and adventure games, despite having no graphics and relying on players typing simple computer commands like “get lamp.” Read more to watch the entire ceremony and for additional information.



“It’s absolutely a worthy quartet of inductees. They join the likes of John Madden Football, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VII, Sonic the Hedgehog, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The Oregon Trail, The Sims, Space Invaders, Doom, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris and World of Warcraft,” reports Engadget.