Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Passing of a Video Game Visionary

Today we were saddened to learn that former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi had passed away at the age of 85.

Working at Nintendo since 1949, he led the company during their most critical times - reinventing themselves as an electronics entertainment business during a time when such things were first being developed. He spearheaded the development of the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, GameBoy, and GameCube, and his name is widely recognized throughout the history of video games.

Coverage of his passing:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Welcome Back!

As we get started on yet another school year, we in the CVGA welcome you all, both new and returning students!

We resume our regular Fall semester hours as of today:
  • Monday: Noon - 9pm
  • Tues - Friday: 10am - 9pm
  • Saturday: 1pm - 9pm
  • Sunday: Closed
(But note: This Friday—the 6th—we will not open until 1pm.)

Stop by and visit; we're in room B474 in the basement of the Duderstadt Center. We've added many new games over the summer and even a few new systems, including an Apple ][!

To learn more about the CVGA, please visit our Library Guide at

This fall marks the 5th anniversary of the CVGA. We are in the process of planning several events to commemorate the occasion, mostly in November. Stay tuned to this space for more details, as well as our Twitter and Facebook accounts. (Follow us! Friend us! It's fun!)

Top Games Played During the Month of August 2013

Here is our list of most popular games in the archive for the month of August. The Arcade Legends Cabinet continued to be popular amongst the younger kids and new students that were coming in to check out the CVGA. Smash also made it on the list as people were taking advantage of our Smash-all-week Summer policy. And the first Black Ops made it back on the list.

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
2. FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)
3. Ni No Kuni (PS3)
4. The Last of Us (PS3)
5. Arcade Legends Cabinet
6. The King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
7. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360)
8. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
9. (tie) Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
9. (tie) Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)

Also, a reminder that today is the first day of our return to Smash Fridays, so all Smash games will be restricted to Fridays only during the Fall & Winter terms.