Posts on July 2012

Let the Games Begin!

Digital photograph of Olympic torch

The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is Friday, July 27. The dramatic high point of the ceremony in recent years has been the lighting of the cauldron with the Olympic torch. We'll celebrate this event with a few examples of the Olympic torch from our image databases:

The Science of the Olympics

Screen shot of Science of the Summer Olympics web page

The 2012 Olympic Games in London are opening July 27! A great way to further your enjoyment of the athletic events - and learn a bit too - is to check out the National Science Foundation's "Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering in Sports" video series.

The Art of Game Manuals

Gorf game manual

People have donated so many game manuals over the years that we (sadly) end up keeping in storage because we just don't have the games themselves to go with them. It's a pity because there are quite a few in our hidden collection that have amazing game art, full of color and bringing back a sense of game nostalgia that few other sources can inspire.

Top Games - June 2012

Here is the list of our top games played in the archive for the month of June. It was quite a month for the Nintendo DS, as well as other systems that rarely make the list since we've seen so much interest from kids thus far over the Summer.