Posts on May 2012

Featured Board Game and Staff Picks

Featured Staff Picks

We have redesigned our bulletin board to include a couple of new feature sections, including "Staff Picks" and "Featured Board Game." Our staff picks for this round are Final Fantasy X (PS2), Star Wars Tie Fighter (DOS), and Chronocross (PS), all of which are available to play in the archive. The board game we chose to feature first is Forbidden Island, a fun cooperative game that is easy and quick to set up, teach new players, and play through in a limited amount of time.

A Day of Fun and Surprises

The CVGA was featured today in an AnnArbor.com article entitled "U-M computer and video game archive has lofty goal: Collect every game ever made." In it, our founder Dave Carter describes our purpose and goals for the archive.The article also got a mention on FARK.com, complete with lively and colorful comments about the games that we should have in our collection.

Rhizome ArtBase

screenshot of Rhizome Artbase search page

One of the challenges of new media art has been its preservation: works are often dependent upon technology that moves from cutting-edge to obsolete. The Rhizome ArtBase aims to counter the evanescence of this digital underpinning, and since 1999 has preserved over 2,500 art works.