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Mortal Kombat & Mario Kart added to Video Game Hall of Fame

Video Game Hall of Fame adds three new titles - Solitaire, Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Kart

By: Jak Connor from May 6, 2019 @ 5:00 CDT

Three brand new titles have been added to the Video Game Hall of Fame, these titles have been deemed to have impacted video gaming and pop culture heavily earning their way into the Hall of Fame.


First off we have Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat raised a lot of eye brows when it was released back in 1992 with its over-the-top violence and how children reacted to it. Originally, many parents and doctors believed that violence within video games resulted in the child growing up and developing violent traits, it was recently discovered that there is no hard evidence to this claim.

Microsoft's Solitaire has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame, marking that classically old games as old as Solitaire can still attract a massive amount of people. Solitaire has been installed in over 1 billion PC's around the world. Super Mario Kart which was released back in 1992 was also introduced to the Hall of Fame and it is said the game deserved this honor for the way its led genre defining experience in racing games. The World Video Game Hall of Fame officials have said they siphoned through over 1,000 nominations for these awards from more than 100 countries. They managed to get the nominees down to 12, the others that didn't quite make it are; Candy Crush Saga, Half-Life, NBA 2K, Sid Meier's Civilization and Super Smash Bros. Melee

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