Posts by Valerie Waldron

Most Popular Games in the CVGA

In the Computer & Video Game Archive, 2017 proved to be a popular year for game genres across the board, including sports, first-person shooters, fighting games and racing games. As a comparison, 2018 is so far proving to be the year of the Nintendo Switch, as well as a game called Fortnite, which is quickly climbing the ranks amongst the most popular games of the year in the archive. The question is, will it become popular enough to beat out FIFA, the game series that has topped out our...

Book displays for February

Advertising display

If you need a study break, take a moment to check out our book displays on the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center for February. To commemorate African American History Month, our first display highlights comics that feature African American heroes and other characters. We also have a display that highlights books related to advertising in the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library collection.

Winter Classes Involving Video Games

Still trying to figure out your Winter class schedule? We may not have a fully devoted video games studies program at present, but there are a number of classes available to study video games next term. Try one of them to round out your schedule! Use the links below to see a full class description of each class listed.

New Book Displays for November

All Things Writing sign

We have two new book displays available in the 2nd floor lobby of the Duderstadt Center. The first display is called "All Things Writing," and includes books on writing content in many contexts, including resumes, exams, web pages, architecture books, and others. The second display highlights several of the comics in our graphic novel collection, with a theme of the Justice League.

Hiring for the Winter Term

We're hiring for the Winter term! Work at the Computer & Video Game Archive desk to circulate games, answer questions, troubleshoot gaming equipment, and enforce archive policies. Test and clean donated games and equipment, help install software/hardware, help restore older game systems and equipment, etc. Assist in running archive-related special events and class sessions. Contribute to the archive blog and Twitter account.

New Book Displays for October

We have a couple of new book displays set up in the lobby on the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center. To celebrate Halloween, we have a "Things That Go Bump in the Night" display to show off some of our spookier graphic novel and art books. We also have a new graphic novels display highlighting Disney characters and stories.

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