Ultima Online, EverQuest and World of Warcraft Earn Their Place in the…

The MMO Hall of Fame was created to recognize massively multiplayer online games from 1996 on up for bringing "years of excitement to millions of fans". Which games made it into the inaugural class of 2012? » 3/08/12 9:00am 3/08/12 9:00am

Video Game Hall of Fame Cancels This Year's Gala Weekend

After a grand opening that last year enshrined the first class of the International Video Game Hall of Fame and attracted nationwide media exposure, the IVGHOF has found it does not have enough money for an encore. » 5/18/11 8:30pm 5/18/11 8:30pm

Nominate Someone — or Some Game — for the Hall of Fame

Three video game titles will be enshrined along with the second class of honorees at the International Video Game Hall of Fame in Ottumwa, Iowa, which is seeking public input as it assembles nominees for final voting. Nominations close on March 15. » 3/03/11 8:30pm 3/03/11 8:30pm

Technically, Billy Mitchell Never Set The Donkey Kong Jr. Record

The notorious arcade champion Billy Mitchell was certified as the new world record holder in Donkey Kong Jr. at his induction to the International Video Game Hall of Fame last month. But Mark Kiehl had already beaten his score. » 9/09/10 7:30pm 9/09/10 7:30pm

Billy Mitchell Again Is Champion Of Donkey Kong — And Jr. Too

On the day he was to be enshrined with the inaugural class of the International Video Game Hall of Fame, Billy Mitchell was once again certified as the world record holder in Donkey Kong - and also Donkey Kong Jr. » 8/07/10 6:00pm 8/07/10 6:00pm

The Cooperstown Model Comes To Video Games

Whether you think it should be in Tokyo, Silicon Valley or elsewhere, the International Video Game Hall of Fame inducts its inaugural class this weekend in Ottumwa, Iowa. Today, the mayor went on NPR to justify why it belongs there. » 8/04/10 9:30pm 8/04/10 9:30pm

The Incoming Class of the International Video Games Hall of Fame

The International Video Games Hall of Fame inducts its first class in August. Located in Ottumwa, Iowa, known for its ties to the gaming's early arcade days, the Hall will enshrine more twice as many high score champions as developers. » 7/17/10 7:00pm 7/17/10 7:00pm

Hero of King of Kong to be Enshrined in Hall of Fame

Steve Wiebe, the protagonist of the documentary The King of Kong, famous for his pursuit of Donkey Kong's all-time record, will be enshrined alongside the game's creator with the first class inducted by the International Video Games Hall of Fame. » 7/12/10 9:30pm 7/12/10 9:30pm

Video Game Hall of Fame to Enshrine First Class in August

Less than a year after it was first conceived, the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum at Ottumwa, Iowa has announced its first class of enshrinees, who will be inducted during a four-day gala event in August. » 3/03/10 8:30pm 3/03/10 8:30pm

Marble Madness Creator Selected to Hall of Fame

Mark Cerny, a developer known for his work with Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games - and for his 1984 arcade hit Marble Madness - has been selected to the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. » 1/15/10 6:00pm 1/15/10 6:00pm

Game Boy Enters The National Toy Hall Of Fame

It's time to celebrate chunky black and green portable gaming, as the Nintendo Game Boy becomes the second video game platform to be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. » 11/05/09 2:00pm 11/05/09 2:00pm

Thousands Attend Iowa Hall of Fame Launch

More than 3,500 people, including U.S. Rep David Loebsack and Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, attended a kickoff event today for the International Video Games Hall of Fame, which Ottumwa, Iowa leaders plan to build in their community. » 8/13/09 10:40pm 8/13/09 10:40pm

A Claim to Fame, in the Dodge City of Video Games

These days, a big weekend in Ottumwa, Iowa, population 26,000 or so, is defined by the line out the door at its Applebee's. On its chamber of commerce's list of 101 things to do there, you'll see attractions like genealogy research, pumpkin picking, and a tour of the John Deere factory. The same as most towns spread… » 4/06/09 1:00pm 4/06/09 1:00pm

Bruce Shelley To Enter AIAS Hall Of Fame

Bruce Shelley - the nice man who helped bring you Civilization, Railway Tycoon, Age of Empires and other classics - is to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall Of Fame. » 12/04/08 8:40pm 12/04/08 8:40pm