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jefforize
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Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Kart were inducted into the Video Game HOF today
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The blood-and-guts arcade game that triggered Congressional hearings and age-level game ratings, was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with “Colossal Cave Adventure,” ”Super Mario Kart,” and the ubiquitous “Solitaire” game built into Microsoft Windows.
The 2019 inductees were honored for their impacts on video gaming and pop culture, and their popularity over time and across countries.



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Instead of enriching a child’s mind, these games teach a child to enjoy inflicting torture,” Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Connecticut, said in 1993 when opening a congressional hearing


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The others in the running were: “Candy Crush Saga,” ”Centipede,” ”Dance Dance Revolution,” ”Half-Life,” ”Myst,” ”NBA 2K,” ”Sid Meier’s Civilization” and “Super Smash Bros. Melee.”
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Korin
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Half Life didn't get in last year either. Frickin Mario Kart?


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Mario Kart reinvented the racing genre. It absolutely deserves to be in.


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Mario kart is the shite dude.


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jefforize
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My dad and I played hundreds of mario kart 'battle' rounds.


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Mario Kart reinvented the racing genre


Mario Kart became it's own thing, and thankfully we still have the atypical racing genre.


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I wouldn't freak out about who's in or out at the moment. They just started doing this a few years ago and they didn't want to shoot their wad and immediately induct like 300 obviously worthy games instantly.

They're parceling them out a few year by year so it will take awhile before even all the slam dunk ones are inducted.

I hope at that point they still keep it somewhat exclusive. These Hall of Fames of all varieties have a tendency towards bloat over time.
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Korin
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Mario Kart reinvented the racing genre. It absolutely deserves to be in.

Over Half Life though?


JumpingTheShark
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re: Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Kart were inducted into the Video Game HOF today
I didn’t know the video game HOF was a thing.


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Congrats to Solitaire



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What a joke


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re: Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Kart were inducted into the Video Game HOF today
Is the video game museum still in Arlington?


Korin
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I didn’t know the video game HOF was a thing.

Just started in 2015. It's part of the "Strong National Museum of Play" in Rochester, NY.



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Is the video game museum still in Arlington?

This?

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I went there it was some dudes house. It might be in a strip mall now.

Edt: yep that is it, in Frisco. Seems like they added a lot of finished exhibits since I visited.
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Jizzy08
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I was always partial to diddy Kong racing


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Mario Kart reinvented the racing genre. It absolutely deserves to be in.


Over Half Life though?


100% yes.



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Jackie Chan
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The others in the running were: “Candy Crush Saga,” ”Centipede,” ”Dance Dance Revolution,” ”Half-Life,” ”Myst,” ”NBA 2K,” ”Sid Meier’s Civilization” and “Super Smash Bros. Melee.”


One of these is not like the others.


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Mario Kart is one of the greatest games of all time


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Mario Kart reinvented the racing genre. It absolutely deserves to be in.


Over Half Life though?



Half Life deserves to be in over every game on that list save for the two MKs.


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