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.
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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.
Looking for a course related to game studies for the Fall term? We'll list several of them here. You can find out more about studying games at U-M on our video game studies research guide.
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...
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.
Curious about which university classes are incorporating games into their studies? Here is a list of game-related classes happening this semester.
There are two new book displays available on the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center, which highlight different aspects of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library collection. The first display is entitled "The Study of Video Games," and features several different book titles related to video game studies. The second display is entitled "Love and Romance," and features several different graphic novel titles that are themed around Valentine's Day.
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