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'Space Invaders' Among 6 Inducted to Video Game Hall of Fame

In this April 21, 2016 photo provided by The Strong museum in Rochester, N.Y., the 2016 inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame are displayed. From top left, clockwise, are "Grand Theft Auto III," "Space Invaders," "Sonic

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A video game that had players zapping space aliens with lasers and another that put them in covered wagons in 1848 have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with four other games recognized for their influence on gaming and pop culture. "Space Invaders" and "The Oregon Trail," along with "Grand Theft Auto III," ''Sonic the Hedgehog," ''The Legend of Zelda" and "The Sims," make up the class of 2016... more

3 Veterans Explain How They Landed Their Dream Jobs With Blizzard

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This article by HIREPURPOSE originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues. Hirepurpose chatted with three vets to find out what makes Blizzard such a great place to work and how they got there. Named one of Fortune magazine’s Best Places to Work, Blizzard inspires great pride in their employees — 96% are proud to say they work at the gaming company behind such hits as ... more

Army Vet Injects Military Experience into Video Game Writing

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An Aberdeen man's military experience factors into his success in writing reviews for military- and war-based video games. Alabama native Jim Moreno has had his gaming articles published in print and online gaming media outlets. He credits his military experience, love of gaming and passion for history for his journalistic success. "I started playing video games before I joined the Army," Moreno said. The first game Moreno said he played was... more

Video Game Hall of Fame Reveals Finalists for May Induction

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — "Sonic the Hedgehog," ''Space Invaders" and "John Madden Football" are among 15 games named Tuesday as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The winners will be inducted May 5 at The Strong museum in Rochester, where the hall opened last year. The contenders also include: "Elite," ''Final Fantasy," ''Grand Theft Auto III," ''The Legend of Zelda," ''Minecraft," ''Nurburgring," ''The Oregon Trail," ''Pokemon R... more

'Deus Ex,' Dishonored 2' Among Anticipated Games Due in 2016

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the video games set to be unleashed this year are any indication, this will be a year of interactive exploration. The line-up includes titles that will send players into the woods ("Firewatch"), under the sea ("Abzu"), over rooftops ("Mirror's Edge Catalyst"), through outer space ("No Man's Sky") and across time ("Quantum Break"). There will also be excursions to several thrilling islands ("The Witness," ''Dishonored 2,"... more

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