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.

Batman’s Early Days | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Batman: Arkham Origins is a must-have for any serious player or Batman fan. Read more from the January issue.

Social Sciences Reviews | November 15, 2013

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Reviews of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture, The Ultimate Book of Impostors: Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds, and Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game That Changed Everything, plus a full list of Social Sciences reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, October 18, 2013

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Wine, from grape to glass; ultimate adventures via Lonely Planet; Paleo Sweets and Treats; more on Whitey Bulger; The Modern Art Invasion; loving medical fiction; as told by Roger Rosenblatt; the evolution of slavery in America; Why Photography Matters

Pop Culture Advisory: Game of Thrones

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What to read, watch, and play after Game of Thrones.

The Walking Dead: Games, Gamers & Gaming | February 2013

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Taking the Walking Dead game out for a test run.

FTL: Faster Than Light | Games, Gamers, & Gaming | January 2013

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Assessing the strategy game FTL: Faster Than Light

Best Media 2012: Best Video Games

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It was a relatively quiet year for video games, but there were some real gems. These five games suggested by gaming columnist M. Brandon Robbins will make fine additions to your shelf or public access computers, as they offer superior game play that challenges gamers’ strategic and creative-thinking skills and are shining examples of exemplary […]

Bridging Generations | November 15, 2012 | Games, Gamers & Gaming

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Botanicula, a game for kids that “will appeal to a wide range of age groups and can serve as a bridge between generations by letting parents play alongside their kids.”

Arts Reviews | November 1, 2012

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Reviews of David Foster Wallace’s Both Flesh and Not, Tim Crothers’s The Queen of Katwe, and James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff’s Roy Lichtenstein, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews from the Nov. 1 issue.

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