A couple of weeks ago, the fine folks at the Computer Aided Engineering Network (CAEN) gave us a Battlezone mini-cabinet for the archive. As you can see, it fit in just perfectly near the back door!
We've expanded our preview hours in the Gaming Archive to Mon - Fri, Noon - 8pm.We've also set our Grand Opening date for Monday, November 17; there will be an event from 3:30 - 6pm that day, with remarks at 4:15.
At the blog Snack or Die, Jocelyn shows how to make cookies (and other desserts) designed after your favorite video game characters. It's yummy fun!
Despite our having done hardly any publicity, the student newspaper, The Michigan Daily, found out about the video game archive and sent a reporter to do a story: "Library opens video game archive."
Here's a list of the hardware that we have so far. The one major piece of equipment that has been ordered but hasn't arrived yet is an HP Blackbird 002, for computer gaming. The best way to see which games we have available is to consult Mirlyn, by doing a command search.
We opened for the first time this afternoon! Here's our impromptu sign and a few more pictures.
We've started moving things into the game archive room, in the anticipation of opening up next week. Here are a few photos - More to come!
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