Started by the_antithesis, May 02, 2015, 01:44:09 PM
Quote from: AllPurposeAtheist on May 03, 2015, 10:24:30 AMUhh..the granddaddy of all video games isn't there? They're off their pong nut..
Quote from: Mike Cl on May 03, 2015, 10:36:52 AMI would think that it would make more sense to have categories and eras when selecting all-time games. Pong should be there first, since it was the granddaddy of them all. It was the real trailblazer. Maybe they could do something like the Pong award for the best of each era and category. It would be used something like this--Skyrim gets the Pong award for the best Open World game of the 2000/2010 era! And maybe even narrow it down to platforms, as well. I know that some games that work well on the PC don't work so well on Play Stations and the like. Damn it guys, if you're going to do it, do it right! :))
Quote from: the_antithesis on May 03, 2015, 12:28:20 PMI don't think breaking up by era or category was what they wanted. This is the museum that has a toy hall of fame which has inducted things as diverse as Game Boy, alphabet blocks, Slinky, Lego and a fucking cardboard box. I am not shitting you.
QuoteI'm not sure about Oregon Trail, which only fits the criteria because of one sentence. "You have died of dysentery." For you kids who don't remember a computer lab full of Apple II's adjacent to the library in middle school, Oregon Trail was a supposedly educational game they let us play in school. There were dozens of them, but this one had legs once kids looked up "dysentery" in the dictionary and realized this was a game where you can shit yourself to death. I find that legacy a bit dubious.
Quote from: the_antithesis on May 02, 2015, 01:44:09 PMThe fifteen nominees are 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, and World of Warcraft.