Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top Games - Week of June 21st

Here are the top ten games played in the archive last week:

1. (tie) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)
1. (tie) Tekken 6
3. (tie) MAG
3. (tie) Pikmin
3. (tie) FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa
6. (tie) Super Smash Bros. Melee
6. (tie) Super Smash Bros. Brawl
8. (tie) Super Mario Galaxy 2
8. (tie) Halo 3
8. (tie) Left 4 Dead 2

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


World Cup Fever is sweeping the nation, and the CVGA is no exception!

Those of you who follow this blog know that FIFA 10 has been one of our most popular games; so much so that the inner ring of the disc is starting to crack and deteriorate!

But did you know that we have many other soccer games in the archive as well?

Arriving today in the archive are two new games: 2010 FIFA World Cup. South Africa for the Xbox 360 and Pure Futbol : Authentic Soccer for the PS3.

For the Xbox 360 we also have: FIFA Street 3, FIFA 09, Pro Evolution Soccer 09, & UEFA 2008.

If you want some handheld soccer action, we have FIFA 09 for the PSP.

For the Wii we have FIFA 08.

If you prefer to manage a soccer team, we have Football Manager 2010 installed on our gaming PC.

Going back a generation, we have FIFA 06, Winning Eleven 8 and 2002 FIFA World Cup all for the original Xbox; and FIFA 02 for the GameCube.

On even older systems, you can play FIFA 96 on the Sega Genesis, or Mia Hamm Soccer 64 on the Nintendo 64.

And for some real old-school gaming action, we have World Cup Soccer on the Intellivision.

Maybe we should have a soccer day, where every gaming station in the archive is dedicated to one of our soccer games?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Arrivals: The Notable Games Edition

Normally we have an RSS feed that does a fair job of alerting everyone whenever we get a new game in the archive, but recently there have been several arrivals that might deserve some added pomp and circumstance. So here are several games that have won the top spots in categories purely defined by me (Val):

Most sought after by a single user:
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
- For the one that has been asking about this game for months, that was the best celebration dance I've seen in years when this one hit our shelves.

Spent the most time uncataloged in our collection:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)
- This game has been so popular, we made a special place for games by our desk that need to be cataloged but later, when the hype calms down a bit. But not to worry, it's now cataloged and ready to go.

Most unwieldy:
Tony Hawk: Ride (Xbox 360)
- After watching even one person play this one, I can tell that the skateboard controller is going to be one of the most awkward controllers to maneuver to date.

Best game intro:
God of War III (PS3)
- After watching the game's intro about a million times now, I can honestly tell you it's one of the niftiest intros I've seen in a long time. Guy the size of an ant (relatively speaking) invades Mt. Olympus and battles gigantic Greek gods. Sweet.

Most engaging title:
What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord? 2 (PSP)
- Without knowing anything else about the game, the title is enough to spark anyone's curiosity.

I'm sure there will be more, but there's a start.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Top Games - Week of June 14th

Here are the top ten games played in the archive last week:

1. Fifa Soccer 10 (Xbox 360)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)
3. NCAA Football 10 (Xbox 360)
4. (tie) Crysis
4. (tie) Halo 3
4. (tie) Left 4 Dead 2
4. (tie) Super Smash Bros. Brawl
8. (tie) Battlefield: Bad Company 2
9. (tie) MAG
10.(tie) Star Wars Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Article at ConcentrateMedia.com

Our friendly neighborhood video game librarian, Dave, was featured in an article at ConcentrateMedia.com, where he explains how the archive started and where it might be headed.

Check it out here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Game Room Closed Next Week

The game room of the Computer & Video Game Archive will be closed next week. We will reopen with our regular summer hours on Monday June 14.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Top Games - Week of May 24th

Here are the top ten games played in the archive last week:

1. Fifa Soccer 10 (Xbox 360)
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
3. Halo 3
4. NCAA Football 10 (Xbox 360)
5. (tie) Halo 3: ODST
5. (tie) Call of Duty World at War
5. (tie) Left 4 Dead
8. (tie) Super Paper Mario
8. (tie) Super Smash Bros.
8. (tie) Plants vs. Zombies