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Ouya bulletin board display
October 31, 2013
  • Val Waldron
Our new bulletin board display features the Ouya console - a game console powered by an Android OS that was built to bring games that were formally playable only on phones onto your television.We had an opportunity to check out several free games that were installed on our Ouya, and chose to showcase some of them here. My personal favorite is EVAC, which I like to describe as a souped-up game of Pacman, with a guy trash talking you the whole way through. It gives the old game a fresh feel.
Horror in Video Gaming display
October 23, 2012
  • Val Waldron
In anticipation of Halloween, one of our student workers, Josh, created a display that highlights the horror genre in gaming. Here are a few pictures to commemorate the occasion.
Banned Games display
October 2, 2012
  • Val Waldron
Since this week is Banned Books Week, we have decided to expand the theme a bit and highlight some video games that have been banned around the world.
Game Ephemera display
August 2, 2012
  • Val Waldron
We've been working on sorting through some of the game ephemera that we've collected over the years and finding a good way to display it. Some of this stuff is just too good not to have out there for people to see.
Street Fighter display
June 1, 2012
  • Val Waldron
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.
Featured Staff Picks
May 30, 2012
  • Val Waldron
We have redesigned our bulletin board to include a couple of new feature sections, including "Staff Picks" and "Featured Board Game." Our staff picks for this round are Final Fantasy X (PS2), Star Wars Tie Fighter (DOS), and Chronocross (PS), all of which are available to play in the archive. The board game we chose to feature first is Forbidden Island, a fun cooperative game that is easy and quick to set up, teach new players, and play through in a limited amount of time.
New display cases
April 4, 2012
  • Val Waldron
Last week, we managed to add five display cases to the (previously empty-looking) wall just outside the archive room, which are large enough to hold some of the larger video game posters in our collection. They will also give us the chance to showcase some of the neat video game ephemera that we don't often get to show off, including a t-shirt for Dragon's Lair, signed by its creators, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman.(Thanks to Britain for donating the shirt, and to Shannon for coming up with the great blurb.)
Final Fantasy display
March 30, 2012
  • Val Waldron
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Japanese release of the first Final Fantasy game, we have a display commemorating some of the popular cast and themes that have presented themselves throughout the series.
Legend of Zelda display
July 12, 2011
  • Val Waldron
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.
Art books display
May 11, 2011
  • Val Waldron
Stop by and check out our new book display, which showcases novels and art books based on video games.