Guitar Hero Contest in Library – “Children enjoy video games right now,â€ says Children Services Director Sandra Pierce. â€œWeâ€™re trying to use that as a vehicle to get them into the library, get them interested in what weâ€™re doing. We also carry gaming magazines and thatâ€™s a form of reading. We just want to do things that children in this town really enjoy and thatâ€™s one of them.”
Wow. There are alot of kids in that picture. And the one looks bored. Heh.
AP – “The survey found that while young Americans don’t necessarily play the same thing, nearly all of them — girls included — play video games of one kind or another. And they don’t just play by themselves. Nearly two-thirds play video games to socialize face-to-face with friends and family, while just over a quarter said they play with Internet friends.”
David DeBolt – “A hundred thousand dollars to study a video game that pits ax-wielding ogres against a cast of other fanciful characters? That would buy about 50,000 cans of Red Bull to support those late-night gaming, er, â€œresearchâ€ sessions.”
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Kotaku: – “I think overall the answer to the question, at least in regards to the games they are playing, is not really, but I think we should all lie and make it seem like the children are smarter just so we can stop by our local libraries and play Guitar Hero in the future”
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Gothamist – “The NYPL’s Assistant Coordinator of Young Adult Services, Jack Martin, explained, “Gaming at the library can bridge the gaps between children, teens and adults, bringing them together as families and friends under one space, or through dialog created through the users’ individual game playing.â€ (via)
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