Video Games and Reader's Advisory

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From Playstation to Page: Video Games and Reader's Advisory. Presented at the Illinois Library Association Conference, 10/9/09. Peoria, IL.

From Playstation to Page: Video Games and Reader's Advisory. Presented at the Illinois Library Association Conference, 10/9/09. Peoria, IL.

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  • 1. From Playstation to Page:
    Video Games and Reader’s Advisory
  • 2. From Playstation to Page
    Maggie Hommel
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Christie Chandler-Stahl
    Evanston Public Library
    Amber Creger
    Chicago Public Library
  • 3. Appeal Characteristics
    Pacing
    Characterization
    Story Line
    Frame
    Saricks, Joyce. Reader’s Advisory Service in the Public Library, 2005.
  • 4. Genres: Action-Adventure
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N1TJP1cxmo
  • 5. Genre: Action-Adventure
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69EBDlnDw2k
  • 6. Genres: Action-Adventure
    Mirror’s Edge
    EA , 2008
    rated Teen
  • 7. Genres: Action-Adventure
    Uncharted 2
    Naughty Dog, 2009
    rated Teen
  • 8. Genres: Action-Adventure
  • 9. Genres: Action-Adventure
    Pacing: Fast
    Characterization:
    First-person perspective
    Story Line:Fairly developed, involves mission, quest, war
    Frame: Fantasy world, impending danger
    Star Wars: Force Unleashed
  • 10. Genres: Action-Adventure
    Broadest category
    Often most popular with males
    Can be violent
    Sub genres:
    Survival Horror
    Platform
    First Person Shooters
    Fighting Games
  • 11. Action-Adventure Book Selections
    Fast paced is key
    Challenging situations, survival, war
    First person perspective
  • 12. Genres: RPGs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTVzJZCVVV4
  • 13. Genres: RPGs
    Fable 2
    Microsoft, 2008
    rated Mature
  • 14. Genres: Action-Adventure
  • 15. Genres: RPGs
    Pacing: Slower, 100
    hours of play
    Characterization:Player assumes identity, character develops over time
    Story Line:Series of challenges or quest leading to a goal
    Frame: Fantasy and magic, sometimes medieval, elaborate world
  • 16. Genres: RPGs
    Elaborate world-building
    Character development over time
    Epic – long term storytelling
    Sub genres:
    MMORPGs
    Action RPGs
    Tabletop RPGs
  • 17. RPG Book Selections
    Epic Fantasy
    Series
    Strong characters and world building
  • 18. Genres: Simulation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBgXJeQp_c
  • 19. Genres: Simulation
    Sims 3
    EA, 2009
    rated Teen
  • 20. Genres: Simulation
  • 21. Genres: Simulation
    Pacing: Slow, exploration,
    non-linear
    Characterization:Social aspect, player manipulates game from outside
    Story Line: Achievement is goal, story created by player
    Frame: Realistic, sometimes historic
  • 22. Simulation Book Suggestions
    Informational or realistic books
    Romance / relationships
    Military history and strategy
  • 23. Genres: Sports
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoCjNb8e0_s
  • 24. Genres: Sports
    Madden 2010
    EA Sports, 2009
    rated Everyone
  • 25. Genres: Sports
  • 26. Genres: Sports
    Pacing: Fast-paced,
    competition driven
    Characterization:
    Little to none
    Story Line: Game is storyline
    Frame: Simulates real people and teams, as realistic as possible
  • 27. Sports Book Suggestions
    Don’t assume sports fiction
    Realistic, fact-based
  • 28. Genres: Puzzle / Rhythm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlIiaGkSFYo
  • 29. Genres: Puzzle / Rhythm
  • 30. Genres: Puzzle / Rhythm
    Pacing: Fast or slow
    depending on game, skill level
    Characterization:
    Usually none; player plays as self
    Story Line: Little story – chain of puzzles rather than larger goal
    Frame: simple graphics, setting
  • 31. Puzzle / Rhythm Book Suggestions
    Mysteries
    Books with puzzle elements