Using Modern Technology to Salvage an Aging Game Console

Atari 7800

Our Atari 7800 stopped working after one of the tabs on the cartridge port broke off, resulting in games that wouldn’t sit properly in the system and were therefore unplayable. We only have one Atari 7800 system, so we were eager to try whatever we could to repair it. So when our student worker Justin found the specs online to 3D-print the replacement part we needed, we were eager to give it a try.

CVGA Collection by the Numbers

Computer & Video Game Archive poster

The Spring semester has kicked off and orientation season is in full swing, so we thought it would be a good time to showcase our collection of games here at the CVGA. Here are a few visualizations for our collection of more than 8,000 video games, board games, game soundtracks, and more.

Top Games Played in the CVGA This Year

Overcooked 2 logo

As the Winter term comes to an end, we like to take a look back and see which games were most popular in the archive over the course of the year. We take a look at our top 10 games over the Winter term, with FIFA being played about 3 times as often as anything else. We also have a few new games that have taken off, including Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and the surprise couch co-op hit, Overcooked 2. Looking at our top 10 list over the Fall and Winter semester, we see some...

Accessible Gaming Events and Equipment

Adaptive gaming workshops poster

Interested in creating adaptive and accessible video game technology? Looking to learn which video games are the best of the best when it comes to accessibility? Just looking to game? The library is hosting two accessible and adaptive gaming events in April! The CVGA is also working to add more accessible and adaptive gaming equipment to its collection.

CVGA Hours for the Winter Term

CVGA logo

Welcome back, everyone. We wanted to alert you to a slight change in CVGA hours for the Winter term. We usually have a maintenance window on Monday mornings that we use to keep our systems running, but this window has been temporarily been moved to Thursday mornings. During the Winter term, we will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/21) as well as during Winter break.

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