19 – Online Games

Some places to start:

Game On – Games In Libraries (http://libgaming.blogspot.com/)

Check out the September 2006 Library Technology Reports (http://www.techsource.ala.org/ltr/gaming-and-libraries-intersection-of-services.html), which is all about games, gaming and libraries.

Top 10 Reasons For Games In Libraries (http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/top-ten-reasons-for-games-in-libraries.html)

Scrabulous – This is a site where you can play games with other people online for free.  The game is suspiciously like Scrabble, but is called “Scrabulous.”  If you have a facebook account, you can get a Scrabulous application for your account, and play with other facebook users.  Video games like this are integral to the internet and technology, and most of them are not what people tend to think of as “video games”  (violent, with people shooting each other).  Most games are simple and straightforward and familiar, like Scrabulous or solitaire.

Speaking of online video games, you can improve your typing skills over at Wordshoot, a game where you are continuously being attacked by people and tanks and things.  Each attacker has a word next to them, and approaches you at a steady rate.  Your job is to type the word next to each attacker and hit Enter before the attacker gets to you.  By doing this, you shoot your attacker and continue with the game.  No, it’s not very graphic – the characters are about 2-3mm tall.


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