Dr. Rachael Hutchinson to serve on the International Selection Advisory Committee for the World Video Game Hall of Fame
Dr. Rachael Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Japanese, has accepted an invitation to serve on the International Selection Advisory Committee for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. She will serve with other academics, journalists, and game industry leaders from around the world to decide the new inductees to the Hall of Fame each year. Previous inductees include The Legend of Zelda, Doom, Donkey Kong, Halo, and Super Mario Brothers. Dr. Hutchinson recently gave the keynote address at the international Replaying Japan conference in 2017. Her address will appear in a bilingual book alongside the address from Tom Kalinske (CEO of Sega) and an in-depth interview with Uemura Masayuki, creator of the NES (Nintendo Famicom) console, and Ken Kutarai, the creator of the PlayStation. Dr. Hutchinson, who co-founded the Game Studies minor with DLLC's Dr. Phillip Penix-Tadsen, also participated in the development of UD's Games Lab in consultation with Francis Poole and Meghann Matwichuk from Morris Library Instructional Media.