Toy museum announces hall of fame for video games

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame is establishing a World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The Strong museum in Rochester says the video hall announced Tuesday will recognize electronic games of all types: arcade, console, computer, handheld and mobile.

The toy hall of fame will provide the model for the video version. Anyone will be able to nominate a video game, and an internal advisory committee will choose finalists. An international selection committee of experts will choose inductees from there, based on four criteria: icon-status, longevity, geographical reach and influence.

Nominations for the inaugural class are being accepted through the end of March.

The Strong has been preserving and collecting video games and artifacts for years through its International Center for the History of Electronic Games.