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.
Things are still going slow with the game collection, but they should start to pick up in July as I'll finally be able to start purchasing games and systems and hardware and stuff. No worries, everything is still on track for an opening in mid to late August. In the meanwhile we've received a couple of classic game systems as donations. These are the games from my own childhood!
We're in a bit of a lull on activity for the game collection: Waiting for the fiscal year to kick over so that we have a budget to buy things; waiting for various dominoes to fall in the room renovation; waiting to interview applicants for the manager position; etc. Monday morning I'm meeting with one of the managers from the electronic cataloging unit to discuss how exactly we're going to catalog these things. Should be interesting! She asked me to give her a list of the donated...
Things are moving along for our game room. Here you see the workstation desks being installed and wired.
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