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Core Collections: Video Game Evaluation, Selection, Cataloging, Storage and Marketing
Get The Slides! <ul><li>Email  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Resources at:  http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/se...
<ul><li>Evaluating Games </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting Games </li></ul><ul><li>Storing Games </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practice...
Evaluating Games <ul><li>Plot  </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Character  </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics   </li></...
Asteroids Vector graphics in  Asteroids
ZORK Text RPG  Zork
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Plot <ul><li>Unique plot </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling story </li></ul><ul><li>Creative gameplay </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple...
Setting
Realistic Settings CA
Character <ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Representation of the player </li></ul>
Graphics and    Game Physics <ul><li>Smooth </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Appro...
Soundtrack <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Noise </li></ul>
Support
Exercise: Gaming Magazines  1.Who is this magazine for?  How can you tell? 2.What is appealing about the magazine? unappea...
Collecting Games
Game Policy Questions <ul><li>Who is the collection for? </li></ul><ul><li>What formats will you collect? </li></ul><ul><l...
Sample Video Game Policy <ul><li>Schwarzwalder, Jami. “Video Game Collection Development Policy.”  Super Mario Brothers Me...
Purchasing Games <ul><li>From game stores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Stop, EB Games, Game Crazy  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fr...
Game Reviews <ul><li>Game Reviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Journals </li></ul></...
Library Journals <ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)  </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul>
Magazines <ul><li>Electronic Gaming Monthly $12.00/yr  </li></ul><ul><li>Game Informer $19.99/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Games F...
General Interest Magazines <ul><li>Geek Monthly $19.95/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Reader's Digest $24.98/yr </li></ul><ul><li>PC...
Review Sites <ul><li>IGN </li></ul><ul><li>GameRankings </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpot </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpy </li></ul>
“ Family Friendly” Review Sites <ul><li>Children's Technology Review </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense Media </li></ul><ul><l...
Awards <ul><li>•  IGN Game of the Year (Jan)  </li></ul><ul><li>AIAS Game of the Year (Feb)    </li></ul><ul><li>•  Game D...
Ratings <ul><li>The Entertainment Software Ratings Board </li></ul><ul><li>(ESRB) is a self-regulating body established by...
Collection Management <ul><li>Storage depends on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff </li></ul>...
Theft <ul><li>Choose secure storage </li></ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul><ul><li>Examine circulation policies </li>...
Secure Storage <ul><li>Kwik Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Caps </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Security Straps </li></ul>
Troubleshooting <ul><li>Clearly label format </li></ul><ul><li>Collections are self weeding collection </li></ul><ul><li>G...
Cataloging Issues <ul><li>Vocabulary/Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Sources for game information </li></ul><ul><li>System Require...
More Cataloging Issues <ul><li>“ Formally presented information&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Updates...
Best Practices: Collections
Helen McGraw Branch Irondequit (NY) Public Library  <ul><li>Ratings: Games rated E, E10+ and T </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms...
Rockridge Branch,  Oakland (CA) Public Library <ul><li>Ages: 13-18 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PS2  </li></ul><u...
Core Collections
PC Games for Children <ul><li>Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Fisher Price Little People Discovery Ga...
PC Games for Teens <ul><li>Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios/Microsoft, 2002)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>F-15 (Origin/Janes Combat,...
PC Games for Adults <ul><li>Civilization IV (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (...
XBox360 for Children <ul><li>Cars Mater National (THQ, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>FIFA Soccer 08 (Electronic Arts, 2007) </li...
XBox360 for Teens <ul><li>Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LusasArts, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Hero II(RedOc...
Xbox360 for Adults <ul><li>Fable (Microsoft Game Studios/ Big Blue Box, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3...
PS2 for Children <ul><li>Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Traveller's Tales/ Universal Interactive Studios, 2002)  </...
PS2 for Teens <ul><li>Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision, 2004)  </li></ul><ul><li>DDR Extreme 2 (Konami)‏ </li></ul><u...
PS2 for Adults <ul><li>Metal Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty (Konami, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Mi...
Wii <ul><li>Animal Crossings (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><...
Digital Downloads  for Gamers
Get the Slides! <ul><li>Email informationgoddess29@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Link from the ALA TechSource Wiki </li></ul...
Prima Strategy Guides <ul><li>eGuides in PDF format </li></ul><ul><li>504 titles </li></ul><ul><li>$12.99 each </li></ul>
 
 
 
Subscription Services
GameTap <ul><li>GameTap is an online arcade of 900+ video games from Turner </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><...
GameTap Collection <ul><li>Atari 2600 (104)  </li></ul><ul><li>Commodore 64 (55)  </li></ul><ul><li>Sega Dreamcast (7)‏ </...
GameTap Membership
Games On Demand: Unlimited <ul><li>Games on demand: Unlimited Play is a monthly subscription service from Comcast </li></u...
Games On Demand: Kids Play <ul><li>Games on Demand: Kids Play is a monthly game subscription service from Comcast  </li></...
PlayFirst <ul><li>Playfirst is a game site from Viacom with free demos and full versions for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Platfo...
Direct To Drive <ul><li>Direct to Drive provides game downloads from IGN. </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li...
Shockwave Unlimited <ul><li>Shockwave unlimited provides ad-free access to downloadable games from Atom Entertainment </li...
Direct to Drive Bargains
Overdrive <ul><li>Overdrive has a collection of productivity and arcade games accessible via library card </li></ul><ul><l...
Download to Library Computer
StepMania <ul><li>DDR for your fingers... unless you plug in a USB pad </li></ul>http://www.stepmania.com/
Snood <ul><li>Puzzle game... or shooter? </li></ul>http://www.womgames.com/games  /
Games to Bookmark for Children
Apple Corp <ul><li>Premise: Mr. Potato Head, but with other fruits & vegetables </li></ul>http://apple-corps.westnet.com/a...
Fun Brain <ul><li>Educational games with math, science & reading themes </li></ul>http://www.funbrain.com/
Girls Go Tech <ul><li>Girl Scout website with games related to badgework on codes &  communication </li></ul>http://www.gi...
Neopets <ul><li>Raise a virtual, electronic pet. Highly commercial. </li></ul>http://www.neopets.com/
WebKinz <ul><li>Webkinz pets are lovable plush pets that each come with a unique Secret Code. With it, you enter Webkinz W...
Games to Bookmark for Teens & Adults
Darfur is Dying <ul><li>A serious simulation game about genocide. Keep your refugee camp stable in the face of many threat...
Runescape <ul><li>Medieval styled MMORGP </li></ul>http://www.runescape.com/
Kingdom of Loathing <ul><li>Free and funny turn-based RPG with online chat/group option </li></ul>http://www.kingdomofloat...
IFiction <ul><li>Archive of over 250 text adventure games, also called Interactive Fiction. </li></ul>http://www.ifiction....
Set Game <ul><li>Goal: locate 6 set from the 12 cells by selecting 3 cells to create a set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ww...
Shockwave <ul><li>Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more...
Chicktionary <ul><li>Word Scramble Game </li></ul>http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/chicktionary.jsp
Addicting Games <ul><li>Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games an...
Bob the Blob <ul><li>Premise: Bob the Blob is sucked into a 3rd dimension while eating his hamburger. Can you help him esc...
Bonus <ul><li>Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more.  <...
Education Arcade <ul><li>Learning through authentic and engaging play </li></ul>http://www.educationarcade.org
Games for Change <ul><li>The Serious Games Initiative is focused on uses for games in exploring management and leadership ...
Gaia Online <ul><li>3-D digital community. Play games to earn points to customize your avatar. </li></ul>http://www.gaiaon...
Second Life <ul><li>3-D virtual world created and owned by it's residents </li></ul>http://secondlife.com
What Makes a Successful Gaming Program? <ul><li>Do your homework </li></ul><ul><li>Provide variety </li></ul><ul><li>Open ...
Choose a Game That is... <ul><li>Multiplayer </li></ul><ul><li>Short Rounds </li></ul><ul><li>Rated E or T </li></ul><ul><...
Model Gaming Programs: <ul><li>Santa Monica Public Library, CA  Counterstrike   LAN party </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After hour...
More Model Gaming Programs <ul><li>Ann Arbor District Library (MI)  Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, & DDR </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Program Planning <ul><li>Date/Time/Location </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><li>Games </l...
“ Ddr+gutiart hero= fun” <ul><li>“ Awesome cuz everyone gets along with each other, there’s no waiting in line or nething ...
“ I loved ddr” <ul><li>“ I liked this because there’s too few of the DDR community around.  This is a good opportunity to ...
Thank You! <ul><li>Contact Beth: informationgoddess29@gmail.com </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Core Collections: Video Game Evaluation, Selection, Cataloging, Storage and Marketing
    2. 2. Get The Slides! <ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Resources at: http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/semls </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Evaluating Games </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting Games </li></ul><ul><li>Storing Games </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Core Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Programming with Video Games </li></ul>Agenda
    4. 4. Evaluating Games <ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Sound track </li></ul><ul><li>Modification/Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul><ul><li>________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Replayability </li></ul>
    5. 5. Asteroids Vector graphics in Asteroids
    6. 6. ZORK Text RPG Zork
    7. 7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    8. 8. Plot <ul><li>Unique plot </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling story </li></ul><ul><li>Creative gameplay </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple modes of play </li></ul>
    9. 9. Setting
    10. 10. Realistic Settings CA
    11. 11. Character <ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Representation of the player </li></ul>
    12. 12. Graphics and Game Physics <ul><li>Smooth </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate </li></ul>
    13. 13. Soundtrack <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Noise </li></ul>
    14. 14. Support
    15. 15. Exercise: Gaming Magazines 1.Who is this magazine for? How can you tell? 2.What is appealing about the magazine? unappealing? 3.What can you learn from the ads? 4.What can you learn from the articles? 5.What are clues in the reviews that indicate the game is well-executed? poorly executed? 6.How might you narrow down purchasing decisions? 7.Would you buy this magazine for your library?
    16. 16. Collecting Games
    17. 17. Game Policy Questions <ul><li>Who is the collection for? </li></ul><ul><li>What formats will you collect? </li></ul><ul><li>What genres will you collect? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your selection criteria? </li></ul><ul><li>What resources will you use to select? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will you purchase from? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a donation policy? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the collection be classified/cataloged? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will the collection be stored? </li></ul><ul><li>How will it be displayed? </li></ul><ul><li>What security measures need to be taken? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the procedure for materials challenge? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Sample Video Game Policy <ul><li>Schwarzwalder, Jami. “Video Game Collection Development Policy.” Super Mario Brothers Memorial Public Library. November 2005. http://www.mbmpl.org/vg/?page_id=6 . July 23, 2007. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Purchasing Games <ul><li>From game stores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Stop, EB Games, Game Crazy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From library companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baker & Taylor, Thomas Kline/Crimson Multimedia, S&S Worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From retailers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon.com, Comp USA, Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal*Mart </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Direct from the publisher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Octane </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Tap, PlayFirst, Direct2Drive, Overdrive </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Game Reviews <ul><li>Game Reviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Family Friendly” Review Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Game Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Library Journals <ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul>
    22. 22. Magazines <ul><li>Electronic Gaming Monthly $12.00/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Game Informer $19.99/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Games For Windows, $12.00/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo Power $19.95/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Official Xbox Magazine $24.95/yr </li></ul><ul><li>PC Gamer $19.95/yr </li></ul><ul><li>PlayStation Monthly (PSM) $10.00/yr </li></ul>
    23. 23. General Interest Magazines <ul><li>Geek Monthly $19.95/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Reader's Digest $24.98/yr </li></ul><ul><li>PC Magazine $19.97/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Play $17.95/yr </li></ul><ul><li>Wired $10.00/yr </li></ul>
    24. 24. Review Sites <ul><li>IGN </li></ul><ul><li>GameRankings </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpot </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpy </li></ul>
    25. 25. “ Family Friendly” Review Sites <ul><li>Children's Technology Review </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense Media </li></ul><ul><li>Edutaining Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Gamer Dad </li></ul><ul><li>Parent's Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Super Kids </li></ul>
    26. 26. Awards <ul><li>• IGN Game of the Year (Jan) </li></ul><ul><li>AIAS Game of the Year (Feb) </li></ul><ul><li>• Game Developer’s Choice Awards (Mar)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>• Game Critics Awards (May) </li></ul><ul><li>• BAFTA Excellence in Video Games (Oct) </li></ul><ul><li>• GameSpot Game of the Year (Dec) </li></ul><ul><li>• GameSpy G ame of the Year (Dec) </li></ul>
    27. 27. Ratings <ul><li>The Entertainment Software Ratings Board </li></ul><ul><li>(ESRB) is a self-regulating body established by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESRB applies and enforces game ratings, advertising and online privacy principles. They are primarily know for evaluating games for violence, sex, language, substance abuse and other characteristics </li></ul>
    28. 28. Collection Management <ul><li>Storage depends on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>start with programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>start small </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>replacement/repair </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Theft <ul><li>Choose secure storage </li></ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul><ul><li>Examine circulation policies </li></ul>
    30. 30. Secure Storage <ul><li>Kwik Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Caps </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Security Straps </li></ul>
    31. 31. Troubleshooting <ul><li>Clearly label format </li></ul><ul><li>Collections are self weeding collection </li></ul><ul><li>Games can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Scratches can be removed with cleaning devices for use with CDs & DVDs </li></ul>
    32. 32. Cataloging Issues <ul><li>Vocabulary/Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Sources for game information </li></ul><ul><li>System Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Extra content (manual, maps, etc)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Title screen vs. main menu? </li></ul>
    33. 33. More Cataloging Issues <ul><li>“ Formally presented information&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Mods </li></ul><ul><li>Unlockable content? </li></ul>
    34. 34. Best Practices: Collections
    35. 35. Helen McGraw Branch Irondequit (NY) Public Library <ul><li>Ratings: Games rated E, E10+ and T </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms: PS2 and PC </li></ul><ul><li>Loan Period: 14 day circ </li></ul><ul><li>Late fee: $.25/day </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement Fee: Game cost+$5 </li></ul><ul><li>Genres: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compilations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>racing games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>platformers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unique and quirky titles </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. Rockridge Branch, Oakland (CA) Public Library <ul><li>Ages: 13-18 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PS2 </li></ul><ul><li>Loan Period: 7 day free checkout </li></ul><ul><li>Late fee: $1/day </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement fee: $50 </li></ul><ul><li>Limits: 2 games per patron; no holds/renewals. </li></ul><ul><li>Genres: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>racing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shooteers </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Core Collections
    38. 38. PC Games for Children <ul><li>Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Fisher Price Little People Discovery Games (Vivendi Universal, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>I Spy Spooky Mansion Deluxe (Riverhillsoft, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Mini Games (Activision, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Drew: White Wolf of Icicle Creek (HerInteractive, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Rollercoaster Tycoon (Hasbro/InfoGrames, 1999) </li></ul>
    39. 39. PC Games for Teens <ul><li>Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios/Microsoft, 2002)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>F-15 (Origin/Janes Combat, 1998)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Guild Wars (NCSoft/ArenaNet, 2006)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth (EA, 2004)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Sid Meier’s Pirates! (2K Games, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The Sims 2 (Maxis/EA 2005)‏ </li></ul>
    40. 40. PC Games for Adults <ul><li>Civilization IV (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (EA Games, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Space Invaders Anniversary (Empire Interactive, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>SWAT 4 (Irrational Games/Vivendi, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate Mahjongg 20 (ValuSoft Inc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Unreal (Epic/GT Interactive, 1999) </li></ul>
    41. 41. XBox360 for Children <ul><li>Cars Mater National (THQ, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>FIFA Soccer 08 (Electronic Arts, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Lego Star Wars II (Eidos, Traveller’s Tales, 2007)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potty and the Goblet of Fire (Electronic Arts, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Viva Pinata (Rare LTD, 2006)‏ </li></ul>
    42. 42. XBox360 for Teens <ul><li>Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LusasArts, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Hero II(RedOctane, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Madden NFL 2006 (Electronic Arts, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Speed Underground (EA, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Hawk's Underground THUG (Activision/Neversoft, 2003)‏ </li></ul>
    43. 43. Xbox360 for Adults <ul><li>Fable (Microsoft Game Studios/ Big Blue Box, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Ubisoft, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Call of Duty 2 (Activision/Infinity Ward 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Halo 3 (Bungie, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Madden NFL 2007 (EA, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/Bizarre Creations, 2005) </li></ul>
    44. 44. PS2 for Children <ul><li>Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Traveller's Tales/ Universal Interactive Studios, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Gran Turismo 4 (Polyphony, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (EA/ Griptonite Games, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Katamari Damacy (Namco, 2005) </li></ul>
    45. 45. PS2 for Teens <ul><li>Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>DDR Extreme 2 (Konami)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (Atari, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Final Fantasy XII (Square Enix, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom Hearts (Square Enix/Disney, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>The Incredibles ( THQ, Inc, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Speed Underground (EA, 2003) </li></ul>
    46. 46. PS2 for Adults <ul><li>Metal Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty (Konami, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Midway, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection (Namco 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (Ubisoft, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>WWE SmackDown 4! Shut Your Mouth (THQ Inc ) </li></ul>
    47. 47. Wii <ul><li>Animal Crossings (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Super Paper Mario (Nintendo, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Play (Nintendo, 2006)  </li></ul>
    48. 48. Digital Downloads for Gamers
    49. 49. Get the Slides! <ul><li>Email informationgoddess29@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Link from the ALA TechSource Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Find on SlideShare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Resources at http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/glls2007 </li></ul>
    50. 50. Prima Strategy Guides <ul><li>eGuides in PDF format </li></ul><ul><li>504 titles </li></ul><ul><li>$12.99 each </li></ul>
    51. 54. Subscription Services
    52. 55. GameTap <ul><li>GameTap is an online arcade of 900+ video games from Turner </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $6.95-9.95/month </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts: 8 logins per location </li></ul><ul><li>Limit: No public performance </li></ul>
    53. 56. GameTap Collection <ul><li>Atari 2600 (104) </li></ul><ul><li>Commodore 64 (55) </li></ul><ul><li>Sega Dreamcast (7)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Sega Genesis (81) </li></ul><ul><li>Intellivision (12) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows (377)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>... and more! </li></ul>
    54. 57. GameTap Membership
    55. 58. Games On Demand: Unlimited <ul><li>Games on demand: Unlimited Play is a monthly subscription service from Comcast </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings: E 10+ T M </li></ul><ul><li>500 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $14.95/month </li></ul>http://gamesoduser.comcast.net/gamesondemand/unlimited.html
    56. 59. Games On Demand: Kids Play <ul><li>Games on Demand: Kids Play is a monthly game subscription service from Comcast </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings: EC/E </li></ul><ul><li>72 Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $7.95/month </li></ul>http://gamesoduser.comcast.net/gamesondemand/unlimited.html
    57. 60. PlayFirst <ul><li>Playfirst is a game site from Viacom with free demos and full versions for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: Mac/PC </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings: N/A </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $19.95 </li></ul>http://www.playfirst.com/
    58. 61. Direct To Drive <ul><li>Direct to Drive provides game downloads from IGN. </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Titles: </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings E-M </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $20-$49.99 </li></ul>http://www.direct2drive.com
    59. 62. Shockwave Unlimited <ul><li>Shockwave unlimited provides ad-free access to downloadable games from Atom Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $4.95-$9.95/month </li></ul>
    60. 63. Direct to Drive Bargains
    61. 64. Overdrive <ul><li>Overdrive has a collection of productivity and arcade games accessible via library card </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Titles: 70 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: ??? </li></ul>http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/mediaformats/games.asp
    62. 65. Download to Library Computer
    63. 66. StepMania <ul><li>DDR for your fingers... unless you plug in a USB pad </li></ul>http://www.stepmania.com/
    64. 67. Snood <ul><li>Puzzle game... or shooter? </li></ul>http://www.womgames.com/games /
    65. 68. Games to Bookmark for Children
    66. 69. Apple Corp <ul><li>Premise: Mr. Potato Head, but with other fruits & vegetables </li></ul>http://apple-corps.westnet.com/apple_corps.2.html
    67. 70. Fun Brain <ul><li>Educational games with math, science & reading themes </li></ul>http://www.funbrain.com/
    68. 71. Girls Go Tech <ul><li>Girl Scout website with games related to badgework on codes & communication </li></ul>http://www.girlsgotech.org/games.html
    69. 72. Neopets <ul><li>Raise a virtual, electronic pet. Highly commercial. </li></ul>http://www.neopets.com/
    70. 73. WebKinz <ul><li>Webkinz pets are lovable plush pets that each come with a unique Secret Code. With it, you enter Webkinz World where you care for your virtual pet, answer trivia, earn KinzCash, and play the best kids games on the net! </li></ul>http://www.webkinz.com/
    71. 74. Games to Bookmark for Teens & Adults
    72. 75. Darfur is Dying <ul><li>A serious simulation game about genocide. Keep your refugee camp stable in the face of many threats </li></ul>http://www.darfurisdying.com/
    73. 76. Runescape <ul><li>Medieval styled MMORGP </li></ul>http://www.runescape.com/
    74. 77. Kingdom of Loathing <ul><li>Free and funny turn-based RPG with online chat/group option </li></ul>http://www.kingdomofloathing.com
    75. 78. IFiction <ul><li>Archive of over 250 text adventure games, also called Interactive Fiction. </li></ul>http://www.ifiction.org/
    76. 79. Set Game <ul><li>Goal: locate 6 set from the 12 cells by selecting 3 cells to create a set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.addictinggames.com </li></ul></ul>
    77. 80. Shockwave <ul><li>Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more. </li></ul>http://www.shockwave.com/home.jsp
    78. 81. Chicktionary <ul><li>Word Scramble Game </li></ul>http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/chicktionary.jsp
    79. 82. Addicting Games <ul><li>Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.addictinggames.com </li></ul></ul>
    80. 83. Bob the Blob <ul><li>Premise: Bob the Blob is sucked into a 3rd dimension while eating his hamburger. Can you help him escape this world of endless possibilites? </li></ul>http://www.addictinggames.com/blobbob.html
    81. 84. Bonus <ul><li>Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more. </li></ul>http://www.bonus.com/
    82. 85. Education Arcade <ul><li>Learning through authentic and engaging play </li></ul>http://www.educationarcade.org
    83. 86. Games for Change <ul><li>The Serious Games Initiative is focused on uses for games in exploring management and leadership challenges facing the public sector; games in education, training, health, and public policy. </li></ul>http://www.gamesforchange.org
    84. 87. Gaia Online <ul><li>3-D digital community. Play games to earn points to customize your avatar. </li></ul>http://www.gaiaonline.com
    85. 88. Second Life <ul><li>3-D virtual world created and owned by it's residents </li></ul>http://secondlife.com
    86. 89. What Makes a Successful Gaming Program? <ul><li>Do your homework </li></ul><ul><li>Provide variety </li></ul><ul><li>Open up to the community </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word </li></ul><ul><li>Play </li></ul>
    87. 90. Choose a Game That is... <ul><li>Multiplayer </li></ul><ul><li>Short Rounds </li></ul><ul><li>Rated E or T </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging to Master </li></ul><ul><li>Appealing to a wide demographic </li></ul>
    88. 91. Model Gaming Programs: <ul><li>Santa Monica Public Library, CA Counterstrike LAN party </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After hours program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 teens lined up around the block to play </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After School Zone, Benicia Public Library , CA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging out, snacks and playing games encourages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids and teens who have gotten parental consent can play Halo 2 and Ghost Recon on the XBox 360; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Melee are popular on Gamecube </li></ul></ul>
    89. 92. More Model Gaming Programs <ul><li>Ann Arbor District Library (MI) Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, & DDR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tournaments for all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North Hunterdon High School (NJ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-run game night in the cafeteria </li></ul></ul>
    90. 93. Program Planning <ul><li>Date/Time/Location </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes </li></ul>
    91. 94. “ Ddr+gutiart hero= fun” <ul><li>“ Awesome cuz everyone gets along with each other, there’s no waiting in line or nething (sic). Plus guitar hero is a wicked rad game.” </li></ul>
    92. 95. “ I loved ddr” <ul><li>“ I liked this because there’s too few of the DDR community around. This is a good opportunity to meet people with like interests.” </li></ul>
    93. 96. Thank You! <ul><li>Contact Beth: informationgoddess29@gmail.com </li></ul>
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