The first round of voting is over for the Madness Brewing Video Game Hall of Fame. Ten games were inducted among the introductory batch of titles. There were a few surprises; both on the side of those that received enough votes to be inducted as well as others that didn’t receive enough votes to remain on future ballots. There was also some controversy over some of the titles that did not get inducted.
Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 24, 2010 <92 mins (84.0 MB)>
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- Jamie Gore and Roberto Panetta (of OKConsole.com)
- HUGE PODCAST! We talk about the big news coming out of the Nintendo Media Summit today. Looks like it will be a massive spring for Mario & Co.
- First round of Hall of Fame results. Why wasn’t Ms. Pac-Man inducted? That may be one for Unsolved Mysteries.
- Is Sony even trying anymore?
- All our sales data comes from www.vgchartz.com
- I’ve also included lists of the numbers from the previous week and the game releases from the previous week because they were not posted here last week.
- Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figure
Hall of Fame Inductee
Original Release: 1982 (Arcade)
Developed by: Namco
Published by: Atari
Namco was very smart about the properties it pushed in the arcades during the early 80s. They always had cute names and featured child-friendly creatures. Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Bosconian all had these as their main characteristics. Well, not so much the last one, but Dig Dug not only had some incredible gameplay, it was also very easy for Namco to market. it was extremely successful in the arcades and it also helped Namco to proclaim that it wasn’t just a one trick pony; it had a stable of all-star franchises.