This page lists all the games proposed for canonization. If you're a member of this class, you should vote on your top 5 choices by logging in and clicking on the blank line below each thumbnail image. Consider your decision carefully! Look through the essays, and if you need to refresh your memory of the presentations, download the slides.

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1

Mario Kart

Mario Kart aka Best Game Ever

The feeling of the cold plastic in your hands; “3….2….1…..GO!” You slam your finger on the “A” button and you kart launches forward. Tires squeal as the kart gains grip on the multiple surfaces like the rainbow road, pavement, or the sandy track of Koopa Troopa Beach.

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Mario Kart 64 presentation.pptx
2

Super Smash Bros. Melee

SSBM: A Multiplayer Experience Like No Other

For my canonization project I choose the game Super Smash Brothers Melee for the Nintendo GameCube.

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delgrosso_SSBM.pptx
3

Goldeneye 007

The Apple of My GoldenEye

Society’s dynamic culture encompasses an almost limitless variety of aspects. From literature to film, from language to cuisine, culture can be witnessed everywhere. Video games are no exception to this phenomenon, as they undoubtedly play an important role in our cultural roots.

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Miller_Goldeneye.pptx
4

Halo Series

Halo is so Cool that it is the Best

The gaming industry has reached an all-time high.

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Harris_Halo.ppt
5

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft: Canon Bound

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Meyer_Worldofwarcraft.pptx
6

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto III: Candidate for Canonization

One of the most note worthy games of all time, Grand Theft Auto III was developed by DMA Design, now Rockstar North, and published by Rockstar games.

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Stinson_GTAIII.pptx
7

Final Fantasy Series

A Proposal: Final Fantasy Series

Final Fantasy is a media franchise which centers around a RPG series. It is developed, published, and owned by Square Enix.

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Real ff.pptx
8

Counter-Strike

Counter Strike: Shooting its Way to Canonization

If you're googling for great video games to play online, you might type in something along the lines of, “number 1 online action game.”

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wall.ppt
9

Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution Revolution

DDR: The universally known acronym. Dance Dance Revolution is truly original, which means a lot in this day and age.

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Michelson_DDR.pptx
10

Bioshock

Heaven Under the Sea

The videogame canon, like the literary canon, contains only a glimpse of the many works that have been created over the years. While this is a pragmatic approach in the battle to preserve these bits of digital culture, it is not received without critique.

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bioshock pitch.pptx