Friday, November 14, 2014

International Games Day

We are ready for International Games Day.  We have the following games on hand: Tapple, Pink Hijinks, OZ Fluxx and Cross Ways.  Many thanks to the vendors that donated these games!  Participants are invited to bring their own board and card games to the event.  We will meet near the Gaming and Digital Innovations Lab room 106 in the library.  Snacks will be provided.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Over 900 Vintage Arcade Games Available from The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive recently added over 900 vintage coin-op arcade video games to its Internet Arcade. Most of the games, which range from the 1970s through the 1990s, are playable in a web browser, but some may not work well in a standard web environment.

The release of the Internet Arcade comes less than a year after their unveiling of The Console Living Room, which has web versions of games for Atari 2600, Atari 7800, ColecoVision, Sega Genesis, and many more.

Friday, November 07, 2014

International Games Day is Saturday, Nov. 15!

Get some friends together or come solo to your friendly, local celebration of International Games Day, a worldwide all-day gaming event organized by the American Library Association, to take place on Saturday, Nov. 15. Thousands of libraries all over North America and five other continents participate in International Games Day (check out the map below), connected in spirit through the love of games as well as through the network, in virtual collaboration and competition in online video games.

The University Library will have new and traditional games available for use starting at noon on the First Floor. Vintage and modern video game consoles are available in the Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab, and old school, off-the-grid games will be handy too. Feel free to bring your own games and participate in the camaraderie!

For more information, visit the International Games Day website or read the feature article in November's issue of Check This Out!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Halloween Window Decorating Winners

You made it really hard on the judges, the competition was very, very close. There was even a tiebreaker in one of the categories. So thank you again for participating.

But there can only be one winner for each category so here they are: 

Student Employee Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Thanks to all student workers for participating in this year’s decoration contest and for sharing your creative energy with us!

All eight teams had strong support, but three stood apart from the rest.
The final results are as follows...