Posts tagged with Nintendo in Blog Eaten by a Grue

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Tournament result table
November 19, 2013
  • Val Waldron
We held a party and Smash tournament on Saturday to celebrate our fifth anniversary of being open, as well as to highlight International Games Day @ Your Library. Both were well-attended, and the cupcakes predictably disappeared pretty quickly. As promised, we'll post the winners of the Smash tournament here for official bragging rights. Congratulations to our top five winners, who won Amazon gift cards, and thanks to everyone who attended!
September 19, 2013
  • Val Waldron
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.
March 15, 2013
  • Val Waldron
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 EyetoyExcite Bots for the Wii Dance Dance Revolution X for the PlayStation 2 Dance PadThe 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 avalid 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.
Pigs in Space, Atari cover
September 19, 2012
  • Grace Katharine Allbaugh
Authored by our student worker, Grace Allbaugh: Wednesday is highlighting Retro Games, or games from the late 1980s through the mid-1990s. The CVGA has a bunch of retro consoles to choose from, including the original Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo, the Sega Genesis, Atari and even an upright Arcade Legends game that has over a hundred arcade games. The CVGA has an assortment of awesome games for each of these systems.
4-player Game Boy Advance equipment
February 13, 2012
Authored by our student worker, Doug Carmichael: Just got the final connection cable we needed to have full-on 4 player Game Boy Advance on GameCube mayhem! So gather your friends and bring them by to play some Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles or Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventures!
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.
3DS and Rayman cover
March 29, 2011
  • David S Carter
We now have the new Nintendo 3DS available in the archive, along with two games: Rayman 3D & Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D. (More games to come, of course.) If you've been wondering how Nintendo can offer a true 3D experience without the need for special glasses, you can now see for yourself!
November 16, 2010
  • David S Carter
A semi-regular round-up of interesting video game links from around the Interwebs.
NES game system
October 18, 2010
Authored by Ben Nanamaker: Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the introduction of Nintendo's NES system in the United States. Although this went on to be one of the best-selling, most popular, and most influential home consoles ever, its roots in the U.S. were far more humble than many might realize.
September 23, 2010
  • David S Carter
On this day back in 1889 Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo in order to manufacture playing cards.121 years later, it has all led to this.