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With Richland Library's video game collection, you can transform yourself from a player of videogames to a connoisseur. We can help you experience video games on a new level.

Fly, drive, fight and shoot through action-packed missions in never-before-seen Transformers environments.

Ski in the big ski race (downhill, slalom, or mogul) or attend the ski school to improve your skills.

Play baseball featuring top pro players from every major league baseball team-- all 30 MLB teams plus 11 backyard teams; tournament, all-star games, and season play modes; including custom player and team options.

And more!


Amazon Says: This book consists of a series of personal interviews with a dozen or so established and highly respected designers--the movers and shakers who have made the game industry wha more...
Amazon Says: This book consists of a series of personal interviews with a dozen or so established and highly respected designers--the movers and shakers who have made the game industry what it is today. The interviews have been adapted into a readable and entertaining format, adding the author's own commentary and observations. It brings the designer's personality to the foreground, comparing and contrasting their approaches, development strategies, and life experiences with others in the book. A detailed background for each developer is also included, with a list of games credited, companies worked for, and current projects. Interviews included:John RomeroRebecca HeinemanTim CainBrian FargoChris AvelloneChris TaylorHoward Scott WarshawJon HareRalph BaerDavid FoxGeorge "The Fat Man" SangerMark SoderwallMegan Gaiser & Robert RiedlPaul Reiche III & Fred Ford less...
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Amazon Says: What really makes a video game story interactive? What's the best way to create an interactive story? How much control should players be given? Do they really want that cont more...
Amazon Says: What really makes a video game story interactive? What's the best way to create an interactive story? How much control should players be given? Do they really want that control in the first place? Do they even know what they want-or are their stated desires at odds with the unconscious preferences? All of these questions and more are examined in this definitive book on interactive storytelling for video games. You'll get detailed descriptions of all major types of interactive stories, case studies of popular games (including Bioshock, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Heavy Rain, and Metal Gear Solid), and how players interact with them, and an in-depth analysis of the results of a national survey on player storytelling preferences in games. You'll get the expert advice you need to generate compelling and original game concepts and narratives.With Interactive Storytelling for Video Games, you'll: less...
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Amazon Says: A behind-the-scenes look at how the military uses video game technology to train soldiers, treat veterans, and entice new recruits How does the U.S. military train more...
Amazon Says: A behind-the-scenes look at how the military uses video game technology to train soldiers, treat veterans, and entice new recruits How does the U.S. military train its soldiers for new forms of armed conflict, all within the constraints of diminished defense budgets? Increasingly, the answer is cutting-edge video game technology. Corey Mead shows us training sessions where soldiers undertake multiplayer “missions” that test combat skills, develop unit cohesion, and teach cultural awareness. He immerses himself in 3-D battle simulations so convincing that they leave his heart racing. And he shows how the military, which has shaped American education more than any other force over the last century, fuels the adoption of games as learning tools—and recruitment come-ons. Mead also details how the military uses games to prepare soldiers for their return to the home front and to treat PTSD. Military-funded researchers were closely involved with the computing advances that led to the invention of the Internet. Now, as Mead proves, we are poised at the brink of a similar explosion in game technology. War Play reveals that many of tomorrow’s teaching tools, therapies, and entertainments can be found in today’s military. less...
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Amazon Says: What started as a game of Pong, with little blips dancing across a computer screen, has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry that is changing the future, making inroa more...
Amazon Says: What started as a game of Pong, with little blips dancing across a computer screen, has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry that is changing the future, making inroads into virtually all aspects of our culture.Who are the minds behind this revolution? How did it happen? Where is it headed? In Smartbomb, journalists Heather Chaplin and Aaron Ruby take the reader behind the scenes at gaming conventions, into powerhouse think tanks where new games are created, into the thick of the competition at cyberathlete tournaments, and into the homes of gamers for whom playing a role in a virtual world has assumed more relevance and reality than life in the real world. less...
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  • The Video Game Revolution from PBS
    The Video Game Revolution examines the evolution and history of the video game industry, from the 1950s through today, the impact of video games on society and culture, and the future of electronic gaming.
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