Posts on February 2012

We Have The Vita!

Vita box

The PlayStation Vita has arrived! Here are some pictures of the unboxing...And a picture of the games that have arrived so far for the game system:Stop by after Winter break and check it out when you get a chance!

Sid Meier's Game Design Boot Camp

UM is hosting a two-week game design boot camp at the Computer Science Building on North Campus, led by award-winning game designer Sid Meier and UM EECS professor John Laird.It will be held May 7-18, and is targeted at undergraduates in their junior/senior year or recent graduates, with previous class-related or independent game design experience.

Smash Tournament 2012

We are planning a Smash tournament for Friday, March 16th from 6-9pm. Up to 32 people can sign up, and it will be a double-elimination bracketed tournament encompassing all three versions of Super Smash Bros. Anyone affiliated with the university may sign up. You can do so at the CVGA service desk, by emailing, or by calling 734-763-6533.

Play More Smash!

Smash poster

In preparation for our upcoming Smash tournament in March (details to follow), the archive has expanded its Super Smash Bros. hours from Friday evenings to all-day on Fridays.This change takes effect starting this Friday. So drag your Smash buddies in earlier on Friday and practice for our upcoming tournament!

All We Needed was One Last Cable

4-player Game Boy Advance equipment

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!

Retro/Grade Using Guitar Controller

Matt Gilgenbach, an alum of UM as well as the university's game development group Wolverine Soft, has been featured in a guest editorial on Kotaku.In it, he discusses his soon to be released game Retro/Grade, which is designed to be played with a guitar controller, although a game pad will suffice as well.In the editorial, he discusses the lack of new game material designed for the guitar controller, which he believes is a major determinant in its gradual decline in popularity over the...


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