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‘Space Invaders,’ ‘Grand Theft Auto III’ hall of fame games

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A video game that allowed players to zap marching aliens with dot lasers and another that gave them flamethrowers and put them in the driver’s seat in a violent 3-D world are among six games inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. “Space Invaders” and “Grand Theft Auto III,” along with “The Oregon Trail,” ”Sonic the Hedgehog,” ”The Legend of Zelda” and “The Sims,” were honored Thursday for their influence on gaming and pop culture at the hall…

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‘Pong,’ ‘Tetris’ make Video Game Hall of Fame’s first class

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The first inductees into the new World Video Game Hall of Fame include “Pong,” the game that introduced millions to electronic play, “Doom,” which triggered a debate over the role of games and violence in society, and “Super Mario Bros.,” whose mustachioed hero has migrated to everything from fruit snacks to sneakers. The first six games to enter the hall of fame cross decades and platforms, but all have impacted the video game industry, popular culture and society at large,…

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