Video Game Hall Of fame. Finalists have been selected.  The 12 games that are in the running are as follows.

Asteroids: eased by Atari in 1979, the game sold more than 70,000 arcade units. 

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Call of Duty:The first-person shooter game drops players into a World War II setting for a blend of action and historic narrative. The game has gone on to sell over 250 copies since its launch. 

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Dance Dance Revolution: Released By Konami in 1998, It has been an arcade favorite and has even had some success on Console.  It has also integrated into modern culture as something of a fluke novelty.

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Final Fantasy VII: Released in 1997 it was the first game in the series to be in 3D.  It sold over 10 million copies for the playstation.

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Half-Life: Released in 1998 it is one of the most loved games made by Valve, and was a huge hit amongst the modding community.

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John Madden Football:  Made in 1990 It went on to sell over 100 million copies.

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King’s Quest: Released in 1984 the game was well received among PC gamers and went on to spawn 7 more games in the series.

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Metroid:  For those SJW out there that say females have not been included in Video Games, this 1986 released game featured a female protagonist; and would go on to spin off a major series of games with a female as the central character.

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Minecraft: Released in 2009 this simple game would go on to spawn a massive community online and lead people into a world of endless creative possibilities.

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Ms. Pac-Man:  The Follow up to Pac-Man, it went on to become one the Five Best Selling Aracde games in History.

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Spacewar!:  Made in 1962 by students at MIT, this game is pointed as one of the sources of video games as we know them in current nomenclature. 

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Tomb Raider:  Released in 1996, this game and all the follow ups featured Lara Croft, a female protagonist.  Even with its steep learning curve this game would go to spawn what would appear to be an endless list of games in the series.

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The voting for the 3 inductees will end online on the 4th of April.  I have my hopes for Minecraft finding a place where it belongs.  What game do you want to see introduced into the Video Game Hall Of Fame?

Till Next Time: Total Mage

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