Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hand Eye Society Encourages Women to Develop Games

The Hand Eye Society will be running two game incubators in Toronto over the next several months, both of which focus on making it easier for women to get involved in creating video games.

The group aims to get more underrepresented groups involved  in game creation, and is working to dispel certain myths about game development that prevent people from trying it out, such as the assumption that developers have to be experienced in programming and mathematics.

According to their article in the Torontoist, anyone who has "completed a project in a creative medium" is eligible to participate.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Legend of Zelda: Celebrating an Anniversary

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series, our colleague Joe Dresch has put together an informative display for the archive that celebrates its legacy.

Each smaller section shares a piece of the Legend of Zelda story:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Responses to the Minors Buying Video Games Case

The Supreme Court decision is out, but the issue still lingers. Many people feel strongly either way regarding the issue of whether minors should be able to buy violent video games, and their voices have carried long after the decision came out.

Those who agree (at least to some extent) with the decision:
Theresa B. Slusher, Cincinnati
Editorial from the Idaho Press Tribune

Mixed reactions:
Craig Anderson, ISU
Several other opinions

Those who feel that minors should in some way be restricted from buying them:
Alan Brownstein, UC Davis School of Law
Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

How do you feel about the decision?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Top Games - Month of June 2011

Here are our top played games for the month of June. The usual suspects are in the lead:

1. Starcraft 2
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
3. Super Smash Bros. Melee
3. NBA 2K11
6. FIFA Soccer 11
7. God of War III
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops
8. Rock Band 3
10. NCAA Football 10