Thursday, June 28, 2012

Incoming Freshmen

Today we had an impressive assortment of incoming freshmen check out the archive in a big tour, about 60 people in total. It's wonderful to see so many new students taking an interest, but we just had to take pictures since we haven't had that big of a crowd in quite some time.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sid Meier's Game Design Boot Camp

A piece appeared in UM's Michigan Today about Sid Meier's Game Design Boot Camp, which took place earlier this Summer. In it, we discover what gave him the idea for the boot camp, which companies were involved, and a bit about how it was structured. We also learn that not only was Sid Meier's son Ryan involved (a UM graduate), but also his mother, who attended the event as well.

Read more about it here:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Top Games - Month of May 2012

Here is our list of the top 10 games played in the archive for the month of May. A couple of RPG classics made the list, with a Disney game even making an appearance towards the bottom of the list.

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
2. Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)
3. FIFA Soccer 12 (Xbox 360)
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
5. Final Fantasy VII (Playstation)
6. (tie) Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64)
6. (tie) Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo DS)
8. (tie) NBA 2K12 (Xbox 360)
8. (tie) Disney Epic Mickey (Wii)
8. (tie) Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Street Fighter Display

To go along with our recent redesign of the archive bulletin board, we've updated our featured game section to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Street Fighter series. So far, all of the series that we've featured are celebrating 25th anniversaries, so we'll see how long we can keep it up.