Video Game Hall of Fame Honors Pong, Doom and Super Mario Bros.

The first inductees into a new 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 World Video Game Hall of Fame cross decades and platforms, but all have impacted the video game industry, popular culture and society in general. The games were enshrined on Thursday in a new hall at the Strong museum in Rochester, New York.
Nominations for the hall can come from anyone and be from any platform — arcade, console, computer, handheld, or mobile.