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Old 03/30/2017   #1
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Stumbled upon this piece of news:
2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists
The following 12 electronic games are finalists for 2017 induction into The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame. The inductees will be announced during a ceremony at The Strong museum on Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m.

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Final Fantasy VII

Square Co.’s Final Fantasy VII took the already popular Final Fantasy series to new levels of technical achievement and story development when it debuted in 1997. It introduced 3-D computer graphics, full motion video cut-scenes, and a deep, complex storyline to the franchise. The game sold more than 10 million units, making it the second most popular game for the Sony Playstation, and helped to popularize the Japanese role-playing genre across the globe.
The other finalists are Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Pokémon Red and Green, Portal, Resident Evil, Street Fighter II, Tomb Raider and Wii Sports.

Tough competition, but if previous years are any guide then six of the finalists will be inducted, so I'd say VII has a chance.

More here. I'll put up an article later this week but the Kupocon article should go up first.
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Old 03/30/2017   #2
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Out of those finalists, if they select six, FFVII would certainly be in for a good chance, I reckon.

*... and then FFVII gets beaten by Windows Solitaire.*
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Old 03/30/2017   #3
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They're all great games in their different ways, but it's a bit like pitting War and Peace against backgammon or deep sea fishing and deciding which is more deserving of fame.
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Old 03/30/2017   #4
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The game sold more than 10 million units, making it the second most popular game for the Sony Playstation
I was caught by surprise here. Second? Had to look it up. WTF?! GRAN TURISMO IN FIRST PLACE?! o____O

...and Gran Turismo 2 is on third place! I had no idea that the Gran Turismo series was so popular on the PlayStation.
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Old 03/30/2017   #5
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Um goddamn right Gran Turismo is the top. Like you think FFVII changed the game but then you look at FFVI/III and are like "Oh it was just the next step in an escalating master series" but GT was... was... like, holy shit. Unprecedented. There's nothing near it. I'm still impressed.

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Old 03/30/2017   #6
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Gran Turismo really was genre-defining. To think Polyphony Digital struggled to get manufacturers on board - there were a bucketload of big names missing from the game because the various companies didn't think it would be a successful game or didn't think it would paint their cars in a good light. They were so wrong on both counts. I still remember my favourite cars, from the Toyota Supra to the Nissan Skyline and Honda NSX, and I haven't played it in over 15 years. I guess Japanese companies were more inclined to give it a chance. Nowadays manufacturers are probably desperate to get their cars into GT and Forza.
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Old 03/30/2017   #7
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I dunno man.....Windows Solitaire...I mean, probably moar people worldwide have played that than any of the others

Is Minesweeper in there?

EDIT: I actually bought Gran Turismo, even though I don't give a shit about car games, just because it had the remix of 'Everything Must Go' on the soundtrack. I was impressed with the graphics however. Nissan Skyline FTW.
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Old 03/30/2017   #8
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Windows Solitaire is iconic, especially the bouncing cards at the end, but it's just a digital port of an extremely simple card game, not requiring anything more than an interface and a "shuffling" mechanism. Minesweeper, on the other hand, is a very unique computer game. Playing on different difficulties and sizes really displays how versatile the design is.
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Old 03/30/2017   #9
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I have never, ever, ever ever ever even once come close to winning minesweeper.
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Old 03/30/2017   #10
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Octo wrote: I have never, ever, ever ever ever even once come close to winning minesweeper.
Please tell me I'm not the only to get frustrated, just randomly rageclick an keep losing?
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Old 03/30/2017   #11
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I never knew how the fuck to play it, and then it was explained to me and I was like 'so basically this is some secret way of making me do maths?! fuck that shit!'
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Old 03/30/2017   #12
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I'm guessing by "maths" you mean "counting to eight"...
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Old 03/30/2017   #13
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Minesweeper is all about logic. Except for a few specific situations where there's more then two logical patterns of mines...

I have no idea how many hours I put into that. It was one of the games I figured out how to play early and didn't stop playing it until the Vista version messed with it. After a while, the hardest version is the simple 10x10 grid; the 40x40 and Expert grids give too much information away.

Solitaire was great until I found out I like playing it with actual cards better then on the computer. There's a zen-like quality to shuffling the deck and laying out all the cards for yourself that the computer version does not have.
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Old 03/30/2017   #14
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Flintlock wrote: I'm guessing by "maths" you mean "counting to eight"...
FUCK YOU MATHMAGICIAN!
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Old 04/01/2017   #15
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Front page: Final Fantasy VII candidate for Video Game Hall of Fame

I'm in the groove with these articles now. From "new post" to "publish" takes maybe fifteen minutes, and that includes about five minutes of finding and fiddling with images. Regurgitating news is easy, who'd have thought it?
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