Authored by Joanna Price: Your friendly CVGA intern, here, to tell you about a new and exciting group. The Computer and Video Game Archive is proud to host a Girls' Gaming Group, the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of every month, from 6-9 PM at the archive. Beginners welcome! If you're interested, please join our Facebook group.
Posts on August 2011
The organizers of the annual Classic Gaming Expo - John Hardie, Sean Kelly, and Joe Santulli - have a mission. They want to start a physical museum that collects everything about classic games - every version of every game, design & developer notes, promotional materials, backups of unreleased games, etc. The exact location is yet to be determined, but San Jose, CA is their stated goal.
Today we released the third high priority feature identified by the HathiTrust Full-text Search Working Group: relevance ranking for "Search in this text."
We recently had the opportunity to host a social event for the A2 GeekTour, whose aim is to create "a chance for geeks to get together and explore a physical space that has some claim to geekdom." Highlights included the group experiencing moments of nostalgia as they checked out our Atari games and some of the older equipment, as well as an opportunity for them to rock out with a few Rock Band songs, complete with the string guitar controller.
On July 27th, we went live with faceted search and relevance ranking based on both OCR and MARC metadata in Full-Text Search in HathiTrust.
For those who are interested in working at the archive, now is the time to apply! Go to the Student Employment website and apply using the online system (Job ID 21972).
Here are our top games from last month. A class project involving Okami and a fan of the Jak & Daxter series have brought some new names to the list.