Yesterday we received our first item purchased (as opposed to donated) for the gaming archive: A Nintendo Wii. Spent about 30 minutes this afternoon hooking it up to make sure that it all works—it's a rough job, but somebody has to do it!
Posts on July 2008
from Eaten by a Grue
I've been pretty busy working on the game archive over the past week. Some highlights: Got the collection fund set up and started ordering games. I've ordered over 40 games so far, including games for PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, and Windows. Hopefully we'll have stuff through the acquisitions-cataloging-labeling pipeline in time for fall semester...
Interface design librarian extraordinaire Suz sent me a link to this awesome Game Console Controller Family Tree, where you can see how controllers for game consoles have evolved over the years.
Managed to accomplish a few things for the game archive over the past couple of days.
A few more things we've had donated recently.
Not much to report this week. Electrical work has started again in the game room. I should soon have an actual budget account so I can start ordering things.One of the things I have to make a decision on is a large flat panel display. We'll be wall-mounting it so that people can play the latest generation games in a group setting.I've read that for gaming purposes, plasma screens are preferable to LCDs, due to the potential of greater lag time with LCD.