Posts tagged "anniversary"

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 - 9pmTues - Friday: 10am - 9pmSaturday: 1pm - 9pmSunday: 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...

NES Turns 25 Today

NES game system

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.

Happy Belated Birthday, Mario!

Mario and Luigi

Authored by Ben Nanamaker: I'm not sure how I missed this, but yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. Although Mario appeared in games prior to Super Mario Brothers - 1981's Donkey Kong, 1982's Donkey Kong Junior (which featured Mario as a villain!), and 1983's Mario Bros. (which introduced Luigi) - it was Super Mario Bros. that made Mario world-famous and saved the video game industry.