Pokemon Named as 1UP.com's "Essential 50"!
Pokemon was named one of the "Essential 50" (the most important games ever made) by 1UP.com. Their article about Pokemon can be found here: Essential 50: Pokemon
(The main page of the Essential 50: Essential 50: Main Page
This is, in my opinion, an obvious choice to choose Pokemon. Not only was it a huge craze years ago, it's still going well even to this day. Pokemon brought a lot of new ideas that was never seen before. It also opened the doors to other anime to enter the US (this was also mentioned in the article).
The article itself describes the beginnings and the success of Pokemon. Also, you'll find Pokemon Elite 2000 listed as a resource link in the article.
*For news complete with pictures, go to the website: www.pokemonelite2000.com