Following the announcement of finalists back in April, New York museum The Strong has announced the first ever inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Among the six games chosen was Id Software's Doom, made in Mesquite.

Pong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., and World of Warcraft were the other games chosen to be included in this initial batch of inductees.

Doom is known for being a controversial game in its time in part for its violence and demonic imagery (and not for the horrible film adaptation starring The Rock), but it also helped pioneer a genre of games that remains extremely popular today: the first-person shooter.

Later this month, Id Software will be showing off the fourth game in the series -- simply titled Doom -- at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. An early gameplay demonstration was shown exclusively to attendees at QuakeCon in Dallas last year.

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