When will you get x, y, and z?
While we do pre-order many big titles, all of our games are catalogued and searchable via our online catalogue. As a general rule, from the time a title is released, if it was selected for purchase, it will be at least a month before it arrives and is available for check out.
Why don’t you have x, y, or z?
In a perfect world, we would own a copy of every game, but we don’t live in a perfect world. Sadly, space limits and practical concerns limit what we currently have available. If the title you are interested in is newer, see our answer above. If it is an older title, you may make game requests using our online form. However, there is no guarantee we will acquire it. The decision to acquire a movie or game is based on many factors, including academic value, cultural importance, popularity, and so forth. Any questions regarding this process can be sent to Chris Smentkowski firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are your policies regarding game soundtracks?
Soundtracks often come with games as a bonus feature. We have separated these from the games and made them available to check out and use within the Media and Gaming Lab. As with other library materials, it is up to you to follow copyright procedures, so please do not download songs onto your own equipment.