Fright Night Fun | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

Horror games may be some of the most fully realized narrative works in gaming, taking the experience of a ghost story, slasher thriller, or demon hunt to the next level. Players are no longer the passive observers of someone else’s frightful journey, they encounter the terror ­firsthand.

Diversity in Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

Games, gamers, and gaming often experience well-deserved criticism when it comes to a lack of diversity and ­inclusiveness. However, there has been some progress made.

Tournament Season, Part 1 | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

Summer is a great time for gaming programs. Kids are out of school, your patrons are probably accustomed to increased volume and activity, and the longer days mean you’ll get more foot traffic later in the day.

Resist with Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

If games are part of your library’s circulating media, then gamers might be among those looking for some distraction and understanding, and here are some games you could recommend.

The Future of Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, September 15, 2016

While video game evolution has reached something of an equilibrium, there are still many places to go. Let’s take a look at what games, gamers, and gaming have to look forward to in the future.

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.

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.

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.

Best Media 2015: Video Games

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 […]