It's reportedly one of the best times of the year for sportsball (which is how "Sports" often gets referred to around the Ars Technica Slack). Final Four. Opening Day. The Masters and NBA Playoffs just on the horizon. #Woot. Sadly, sports doesn't come across the Ars radar all that often, meaning we typically miss out on one of the most universal fan conversations...
Is this person a hall-of-famer?
Well, consider this an Ars reader's lucky week. Rochester, New York's great Museum of Play opened a video game-specific Hall of Fame back in 2015 to pay homage to current honorees like The Legend of Zelda, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., or Street Fighter II. And voting for 2018 inductees began this week (running through May 3). The evaluation period gives us true armchair athletes plenty of time to debate the merits of King's Quest versus Metroid versus DDR, for instance. Maybe current titles like PC Building Simulation now have something to aspire, too (and all of us now have something to distract from the Ready Player One adaptation).
Some of our favorite stories about this year's nominees can be found below to help make a case for each game. But truly, there are no wrong answers with this year's nominees. (And chances are all of these candidates will get in before Half-Life 3 even exists, right?)