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'Tetris,' 'WoW' among games named to Video Game Hall of Fame

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Make way for people running around in virtual reality helmets: The video game industry comes to Los Angeles later this month for the Electronics Entertainment Expo.

But before that gets going, the Strong National Museum of Play in New York recently announced the first inductees to the Video Game Hall of Fame. 

The inaugural group includes classics like "Pong," launched in 1972, "Doom," from 1993, and 1985's "Super Mario Bros." Also joining the lucky first few are "Pac-Man," "Tetris" and "World of Warcraft," according to the Associated Press.

Mike Roe is Southern California Public Radio's resident video game expert, and shared his insight on the announcement. 

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