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

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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.

Best Media 2015: Video Games

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It’s been another great year for gaming. The Xbox One and Playstation 4 hit their stride in earnest, the Wii U proved to be the little console that could, and the PC continued to be the premier platform for innovative indie titles. Here’s how to spend this year’s money updating your circulating games collection and […]

Batter Up! | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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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.

Games in Early Access | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, September 15, 2015

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Early Access makes enthusiastic gamers part of the development process and lets them support developers they trust and games in which they believe. Many games still in Early ­Access have experienced great success and built huge fan bases.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, August 2015

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The Wild Hunt is one of the richest narrative experiences gamers will ever experience, capped off with challenging, rewarding combat and nearly endless game-play freedom.

Up Close with Brian Mayer | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, June 15, 2015

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In addition to being a lifelong fan of board games—his personal library numbers close to 700 games—Mayer, a 2015 LJ Mover & Shaker and gaming and library technologies specialist of the school library system of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Le Roy, NY, is an award-­winning game designer.

Adults Only | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2015

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Game night at the library can be adults-only while still being safe, clean, and welcoming to all. Offering adults-only gaming programs will only make your patrons more diverse, more trusting, and more enthusiastic.

Licensed To Game | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, March 15, 2015

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There are licensed games available that will appeal to most patrons, whether they’re film buffs, comics collectors, thriller readers, or TV junkies.

Revisiting Retro Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2015

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Gamers are a nostalgic lot, and they often wish to revisit their childhood favorites. Developing a chunk of your collection around these games is a great way to please players who fondly remember the original versions.

Keep the Lights On: Horror Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, January 2015

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Librarians looking to add contemporary horror titles to their collections don’t have far to go. Recent standouts include The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation.