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Library Materials

Careers and Jobs in the Video Game Industry »

Read about becoming a video game designer or programmer, and learn about careers in the gaming industry.

Social Aspects of Video Games »

Video games and online games have important social and cultural significance. These books explore how they fit into our society.

Video Game Design and Programming »

Learn the fundamentals of game design and some of the basic skills needed to create interactive content. Also read about artificial intelligence (AI) programming and virtual worlds.

Video Game Movies and Anime DVDs »

Browse movies, anime, and documentaries about video games, game characters, and gaming culture.

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Social

GameSpot »

Features reviews, news, videos, unique shows, and podcasts. Also includes popular forums where users discuss all-things gaming.

Giant Bomb »

Find the latest news, reviews, videos, and more. Plus, read user-created guides in the Wiki section or visit the Forums.

Joystiq »

This is a popular gaming blog that covers consoles, PCs, and mobile platforms. It is part of the same family of blogs that include Engadget and Autoblog.

Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide »

Known for its active fan community, reviews, and its distinctive contributors, Kotaku is a unique and popular video game blog. Check out other Gawker Media blogs like Gizmodo and Lifehacker.

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Mobile

Android Apps on Google Play: Games »

Browse and download games for your Android device from Google Play. Thousands of popular applications are available and many of them are free.

Apple: Web apps - Games »

Web apps work in the Safari browser for the iPhone OS. Use them on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

GameSpot.com: Mobile Gaming »

Find video game user ratings for various mobile platforms, including: Android, Apple, Blackberry, Palm webOS, and Windows Mobile. You can also browse by carrier.

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Library Online Resources

General OneFile »

Explore this database and read full-text articles about the video game industry. Browse the most recent industry news that cover the latest products, trends, and rumors.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context »

This database presents opposing points of view on a particular topic. Search for "video games" to explore the topic of video games with an emphasis on censorship, addiction, regulation, and media violence.

Web Arcade »

Check out our collection of library-themed online games, quizzes, puzzles, and more! You can do things like: dress your own turkey or snowman, explore a spooky mansion, or learn about making healthy food choices.

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Teens

Be A Gamer »

Read our game reviews submitted by local teens. If you've played a good game lately, then tell us about it! Send us your game reviews and we will consider it for publication. Visit Game Reviews for more information.

OCLS Podcast »

Subscribe to the OCLS Teen Podcast and find out about upcoming teen gaming events and other unique programs.

We're Gaming at OCLS »

Find links for teen gaming nights, game reviews by teens, and the Library's YouTube feed on one page! Link directly to this page: www.ocls.info/gaming.

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Websites

Entertainment Software Rating Board »

Learn about video game content ratings and how these ratings are assigned. You can also search for games by title, rating, game platform, and content.

Game Reviews at Metacritic.com »

Find the latest video game reviews from various online and print sources on one website. Track the highest rated games using Metascores.

International Game Developers Association »

The IGDA is a non-profit organization for video game developers. Find information on gaming jobs, industry news, product reviews, contests, and forums.

Otronicon.org »

Explore the art and culture of video games during 4 days of non-stop programming, exhibitions, and contests. This a local event held annually at the Orlando Science Center.

For more links to websites on gaming, visit our NetLinks Gaming Section!

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