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'Halo: Combat Evolved' among 4 video game HOF inductees

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/4/2017 By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Attention Halo Nation, "Halo: Combat Evolved" is in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The science fiction shooter game that won a loyal following after its 2001 launch with the Xbox system is one of four games to be inducted into the hall Thursday. "Donkey Kong," ''Pokemon Red and Green" and "Street Fighter II" round out the class of 2017.

All are on permanent display at The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, where the hall of fame was established in 2015.

A committee of experts chose the inductees from among 12 finalists that included: "Final Fantasy VII," ''Microsoft Windows Solitaire," ''Mortal Kombat," ''Myst," ''Portal," ''Resident Evil," ''Tomb Raider" and "Wii Sports."

Inductees are chosen based on their longevity and impact on the video game industry and pop culture.

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