Invest in the Classics | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, August 2016

It is surprisingly easy to build a respectable stock of classic gaming hardware and software. Think of it as investing in a rare book and manuscript collection, or a vital local history resource. It’s all part of the library’s mission to preserve and disseminate information and media.

“Doom” Returns | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, June 15, 2016

As game design technology grows more sophisticated, old favorites are reimagined with better developed stories, more robust graphics, and new gameplay mechanics. This gives us a chance to breathe new life into the games we love the most. The latest such franchise to get this treatment is Doom.

Delving into Dark Souls III | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2016

Dark Souls III may scare away less practiced and casual gamers, but it is still an experience worth trying. This is a game that belongs in your collection and in your patrons’ hands.

Puzzle It Out | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, April 15, 2016

The popularity of mobile games such as Angry Birds and Candy Crush has shown that simple-to-learn puzzle play can be a powerful tool for bringing video games to the masses.

Playing Stories | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, March 15, 2016

Games are a dynamic storytelling medium: as personal or universal as the best books, as visually exciting as blockbuster movies, and as engaging as the most addictive TV series.

Looking Ahead | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2016

More than any other entertainment industry, games and gaming evolve so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up with innovations. The only way to be aware of what’s fresh and new is to keep an eye on the horizon.

Looking Ahead to 2017 | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, January 2017

In addition to better health, smarter finances, or earning that promotion, why not consider some new habits that will make your gaming life more rewarding and let you relate better to your ­gaming patrons.

Star Wars Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, January 1, 2016

Thankfully, Star Wars is one of the richest and most long-standing intellectual properties in pop culture, and its relationship with video games goes almost all the way back to the original 1977 movie.

Beyond Angry Birds

Candy Crush and Angry Birds a great games, but they’re far from the only ones out there. The following are some great options that may be new to casual mobile gamers.

Batter Up! | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

As a librarian, you can’t ignore sports games. The number of gamers who enjoy them may very well outnumber the fans of any other individual genre. In fact, “sports-only gamers” have always been a sizable chunk of the gaming world.