Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Donor Highlighted in MLibrary Newsletter

The generous donor of our Arcade Legends machine, Joshua A. Bilmes, has been highlighted in the library's newsletter. A lover of classic games, he is also the president of the JABberwocky Literacy Agency, where he represents authors of science fiction and fantasy, and is the author of the blog Brillig.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Motion Gaming Tournament at the CVGA!

Please mark your calendars for March 25th-April 6th and join us as we highlight some of the motion-related consoles and games available at the CVGA by hosting a Motion Gaming Tournament. This tournament will include the following games:

  • Sports Champions: Gladiator Duel for the PlayStation 3 Move
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect for the Xbox 360 Kinect
  • Antigrav for the PlayStation 2 Eyetoy
  • Excite Bots for the Wii
  • Dance Dance Revolution X for the PlayStation 2 Dance Pad

The event will be a silent tournament that takes place over the course of two weeks (March 25th-April 6th). Participants can come in anytime the archive is open during these two weeks and play the games whenever their schedules allow. Prizes (Amazon gift cards!) will be awarded after points are tallied up at the end.

Anyone affiliated with the university (excluding tournament officials) may can sign up by providing a
valid UMICH ID, name, uniqname and email, and may sign up in person at the archive desk,
via email at, or by phone at 763-6533.

See the full tournament rules here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Top Games for the Month of February

Here is our list of top games played in the archive during the month of February. The usual suspects top the list, with Mario becoming popular again now that we have the Wii U. Smash also makes an appearance, despite being played only on Fridays.

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
2. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360)
3. FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)
4. NCAA Football 13 (Xbox 360)
5. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
6. (tie) Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Xbox 360)
6. (tie) Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
8. Mariokart Wii
9. Blur (Xbox 360)
10. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)