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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.

To Download or Not To Download? | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, April 15, 2015

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Don’t let downloadable content scare you away from buying the latest hits for your circulating collection… the additional content breathes new life into old favorites.

Best Media 2014: Best Video Games

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The best video games of 2014, chosen by LJ’s gaming columnist, M. Brandon Robbins

Librarian’s Guide to GamerGate | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, November 15, 2014

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While librarians should generally remain politically neutral—save for library advocacy—while interacting with patrons, this is one time that it’s okay to take a side. The actions of GamerGaters are not representative of gamers in general.

Depression & Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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As with all scary and mysterious things, one of the safest ways to examine depression is through art. Depression is a classic theme in books, poetry, and music, but it’s also a burgeoning concept in video games.

Deal Me In | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Card games are a valuable asset to your library’s gaming initiative and are great for people who love hands-on and interactive experiences.

They’re Gamers, Not “Girl Gamers” | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Since the advent of online gaming and the wider acceptance of the pursuit as a legitimate hobby for adults, everyone who has bothered to do so has noticed that girls and women play games almost as much (and enjoy as much variety) as boys and men.

Hurts So Good | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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It’s important to stock your library collection with games that move the genre forward and encourage patrons to see video games as a legitimate medium for personal expression, telling stories in new ways and asking deep questions about ourselves and the world around us.

Weird Science: Great SF Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Stock your circulating collection and load your gaming PCs with some greats of the genre.

Collection Development: Stealth | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Big-name titles (Metal Gear Solid, Thief, Goldeneye 007, and more) that most of your patrons will be asking for, but there’s a wealth of stealth out there.