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Time's top 100 games might surprise you

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Time has named what it believes to be the top 100 video games of all time — a list that includes both Hunt the Wumpus and Pong, from the same era.

Never heard of Hunt the Wumpus? The text-based game, originally written in BASIC, released in 1972 and is just as revolutionary as Pong and Space Invaders, according to Time.

I'm not so sure, but I haven't played it. And I'm not likely to after this description: "The player navigated by his or her senses: sniffing for the stench of the wumpus, feeling for the breeze emitted by dangerous pits, looking for the glitter of gold."

Time did list a lot of good ones: The Legend of Zelda, Deus Ex, Final Fantasy VII. But less believable is Rock Band and Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Louge Lizards — at least comparatively.

Or, even worse, Wii Sports.

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[Joystiq]

The player navigated by his or her senses: sniffing for the stench of the wumpus, feeling for the breeze emitted by dangerous pits, looking for the glitter of gold.

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/11/15/all-time-100-video-games/slide/hunt-the-wumpus-1972/#ixzz2COWeC4NG
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