The new World Video Game Hall of Fame is ready to release the finalists for its inaugural class.
The Strong museum in Rochester says it received thousands of nominations after announcing creation of the hall of fame earlier this year.
A list of 15 finalists will be announced on Tuesday from which a committee of experts will choose the first inductees.
The video game hall of fame was created to recognize electronic games of all types — arcade, console, computer, handheld and mobile. To be inducted, a game has to have enjoyed sustained popularity and influenced the video game industry, pop culture or society in general.
The first class will be inducted on June 4.