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A brief review of who games, gaming statistics, myths & facts, plus information and tips on how to program a gaming event at your library. …

A brief review of who games, gaming statistics, myths & facts, plus information and tips on how to program a gaming event at your library.

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  • 1. Gaming In Libraries Presented by: Tyler Rousseau-NJLA IT Section
  • 2. Who is Gaming?
    • Women outnumber men in online gaming
    • More gaming consoles are owned by men, but the gap is closing…
    • The largest consumers of games are….
    • Yuppies!!!
    • And of course, our teens.
  • 3. Types of Games
    • DVD Games- Scene It, Trivial Pursuit DVD version
    • Online Single Player- Solitaire, Bejeweled, Four Second Fury, trivia & personality quizzes, etc.
    • MMOs- World of Warcraft, Runescape, Dofus, Gaia Online
    • Console Games- PS2 & 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Handhelds.
    • PC- Half Life, Tycoon Series, Unreal Tournament
  • 4. Myths About Gaming
    • Video games have led to an epidemic in youth violence
    • Evidence links violence in video games to aggression
    • Children are the primary market for video games
    • Girls do not play video games
    • Video games are socially isolating
    • Most video games are rated Mature
  • 5. Facts About Gaming
    • Gaming can be good
    • Gaming can be bad
    • Not all games are for kids
    • Games can be educational
    • There is a limit
    • Games provide opportunities
    • Gaming has a large audience
    • Gaming can keep a person’s mind sharp
  • 6. Why Should We Provide Gaming?
    • Brings in patrons who may not normally come to the library
    • Provides a chance to push other materials through displays, book talks and/or promotions
    • Helps improve statistics (if this is important to your supervisors or admin)
    • Proves that Libraries and Librarians are indeed HIP !
  • 7. How to Host a Party… ideas
    • Tournament
    • Demo
    • Potpourri
    • Round Table
    • Premiere
  • 8. Considerations for Party/Tournament
    • Game ratings
    • “Official Ref”
    • Time Limit or Limiting Entrants
    • Have other activities
    • Food
    • Sponsors
    • Prizes/Awards
    • Displays
    • Promote!
  • 9. Online Gaming Sites
    • Addicting Games
    • MiniClip
    • Hall Pass
    • Candy Stand
    • Armor Games
    • MSN Games & Yahoo Games
    • Crazy Monkey Games
    • Bubble Box