Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grand Opening Photos

Yesterday was our Grand Opening Event. Food was eaten and games were played. Here are a few photos:

CVGA Grand Opening

CVGA Grand Opening

CVGA Grand Opening

CVGA Grand Opening

CVGA Grand Opening

Pac-Man Cookies

CVGA Grand Opening - Food

Blackbird, Fly!

Yesterday morning we got our HP Blackbird 002 set-up in the game room (just in time for the Grand Opening!) Here are a couple of pictures:

HP Blackbird 002 Gaming Rig

HP Blackbird 002 Gaming Rig

Friday, November 14, 2008

Class Field Trip

Professor Brad Bushman teaches a senior-level course on video games here at the University (crosslisted in Communication Studies & Psychology). Yesterday afternoon the class took a field trip to the Computer & Video Game Archive to play a bunch of games. The most popular games were Guitar Hero World Tour and MarioKart Wii; also popular were Mario Party, Halo 3, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Super Mario Bros.

Here are a few pictures:

Students Playing Video Games

Students Playing Video Games

Students Playing Video Games

Students Playing Video Games

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Exhibit

One of our graduate students, Meredith Kahn, put together an exhibit of computer and video game items for the display cases in the basement of the Duderstadt Center. (The items are are mostly non-working or currently unused games; boxes/packaging; and books.)

Here are some pictures (sorry about the glare!) or drop by the basement of the library sometime in the next couple of weeks and take a look:

Computer & Video Game Exhibit

Computer & Video Game Exhibit

Computer & Video Game Exhibit

Commodore Vic20 - Computer & Video Game Exhibit

Computer & Video Game Exhibit

Nintendo GameBoys - Computer & Video Game Exhibit

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Inside an NES

Yesterday I cracked open one of our Nintendo Entertainment Systems to replace the pin connector which had gone bad. I was successful, so now we have two working NESes (and also an NES clone).

While I was inside, I snapped a couple of pictures:

Inside an NES

Inside an NES

Sign

We finally got our logo sign up on the window of the archive:

Computer & Video Game Archive Sign

Computer & Video Game Archive Sign

Monday, November 10, 2008

Interview

There's an interview with me regarding the Comptuer & Video Game Archive over at The Video Game Librarian blog. Thanks to John Scalzo for his excellent interview!