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  Thursday, Mar 3, 2005 Report News | Archive | Top  
Walk of Fame
- Posted 10:12 PM By EvilTekno
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The Walk of Fame in Hollywood contains stars from entertainment legends. For one to get their own star is considered a huge honor that recognizes one’s dedication and impact on entertainment. Usually the stars are reserved for actors and actresses, but Nintendo wants to show their legacy by asking for their beloved Mario to get his own star.
An online petition calls for a new Interactive Entertainment category to be added to the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame to honor video game heroes. The category would supplement the current Walk of Fame categories for Film, Television, Recording, Stage and Radio.

Fans can join the cause at www.petitionspot.com/petitions/walkoffame, which asks the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to recognize that interactive entertainment has become as much a part of the landscape as films and television. For more than 25 years, video games have entertained millions of people around the world, and a new category could honor legendary characters like Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda.

Video games are the entertainment medium of the 21st century. According to the Entertainment Software Association, half of all Americans 6 and older play video games, and the average game player is 29 years old. Additionally, 39 percent of players are women. Unlike other diversions, interactive video games draw players in and make them a part of the experience by letting them control the action. Players can spend dozens of hours conquering and replaying their favorite games as they form emotional attachments to their characters. No other entertainment medium forms such a close connection with its audience.

The petition will remain online through March, after which it will be delivered to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for consideration.
As a proud member of the Nintendo generation, I for one support this petition.
3 Comments Posted

#1 by Kagato on Tuesday, Mar 8 at 10:59 AM 
Nintendo! It's a breakfast now! Nintendo! It's a cereal wow! Nintendo! Super Mario 
jumps! Nintendo! it's a fruit flavored crunch!
#2 by KaiserRoll on Tuesday, Mar 8 at 1:20 PM As long as they dont give stars to something stupid, like mario.
#3 by Reflex on Thursday, Mar 17 at 2:44 AM Show me the last time an organization gave a shit about an online petition. Dumbest thing I have seen in a while. Giving a star to a character invented by a company to make money? Wow, just wow.

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