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 […]

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.

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

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.