Thursday, September 25, 2008

What We Have

Here's a list of the hardware that we have so far:

  • Atari 2600 Jr.
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Super Entertainment System
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 (Elite)
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • Sony PlayStation 3
  • TurboGrafx 16
  • Vtech V-Motion Active Learning System
  • Commodore Vic20
  • Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer
  • Tandy Color Computer 3
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color
  • Nintendo DS
  • Sony PlayStation Portable
  • Leapfrog Leapster2
  • Atari Flashback 2
  • Atari Paddle with Games
  • Dreamgear 101 Games
  • My Arcade Turbo GT Wheel with 50 Games
  • Coleco Head-to-Head
  • Tetris plug-n-play
  • Sony KDL-46S4100 46" LCD TV
  • Samsung 20" Ultra SlimFit SDTV (2)
  • Sony Bravia KDL-26M4000 26" LCD TV
  • Logitech Extreme PC Gaming Headset (4)
  • Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset (2)
  • Sennheiser RS120 Wireless RF Headphones (2)

The one major piece of equipment that has been ordered but hasn't arrived yet is an HP Blackbird 002, for computer gaming.

The best way to see which games we have available is to consult Mirlyn, by doing a command search on:
( WSU= computer games OR WSU= video games ) and WSL= AAEL and WCO= GAME
(Although there are plenty more games still 'in process' that aren't yet in Mirlyn.)

Monday, September 22, 2008

We're Open!

We opened for the first time this afternoon!

Here's our impromptu sign:


Students watching and playing Assassin's Creed on the PS3:


A student playing the PS2:


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Moving In

We've started moving things into the game archive room, in the anticipation of opening up next week. Here are a few photos:







More to come!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Every Teen Plays Video Games (almost)

I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but an AP article summarizes a report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project that says that 97% of all American teenagers play video games.

The study looks at teens' video game habits, as well as the effect that game playing has on their civil engagement.

Look for this report to get a lot of traction in the coming days & week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Opening Soon?

Assuming that nothing surprising happens (knock on wood...) I hope that we'll be able to open the Computer & Video Game Archive by the end of September. It will be a soft open, for a few hours on weekday afternoons as we get used to things and figure out how to run the place. We'll no doubt expand hours as we go along, and plan on having a Grand Opening Extravataganza sometime in mid-November.

Nintendo Donations

Got a nice box of donations this morning, full of Nintendo stuff:

Nintendo 64, with controllers & games:
Nintendo 64

Nintendo Game Boy & Game Boy Color with games:
Nintendo Game Boys