When you’re able to compile a list based on video games that feature the growing of plants as part of their gameplay, it’s a testament to the wide array of games available for check out in the library’s collection. The following is a list of games for players with a green thumb, and in some cases an adventurous spirit. As usual they are all rated E for Everyone, so even the youngest of farmers can kill time until our cold weather permits outdoor gardening. More information on the ESRB rating system can be found here.
Now that we’ve survived the polar vortexes of winter, it’s time to celebrate with a dance party! Some of the video games available in the library’s catalog incorporate motion capture technology that are leaps and bounds more interactive than the Dance Dance Revolution-esque four-way step pads of the past. As usual, each game is ESRB rated E for Everyone, meaning even the youngest dancers can join the groove! In fact, a few of the games are catered specifically to younger age groups with Disney and Nickelodeon characters. More information on the ESRB is available here. Remember, the games listed need the Xbox Kinect or Playstation Move to function properly.
So you’re wondering if games are right for you or your child. Should you invest in the next generation of systems or, more importantly, the next generation of gamers? I endorse video games for what they are. But more importantly, I endorse video games for what they should be – what they teach, what they develop, what they become. I’d like to make a case for the playing of video games and in doing so reveal a bit about myself. Read More..
If you haven’t checked it out yet, many popular franchises undergo a LEGO treatment as a cross promotion meant for the fans of popular movies and the popular building block toys. Many times the LEGO version tends to lend itself to being more kid friendly than the original work. Because of this, these games might be a nice building block Read More..
The following is a list of games that fall into three categories. First, they are all fairly new releases in prolific series in what most consider the video game canon. Second, they have all been received with near universal critical acclaim. And finally, they are all personal favorites of LPL staff member Philip who puts out these monthly recommendations Read More..
The release of the Xbox360/PS3/Wii generation of consoles marked a time when the video game industry was really attempting to try to redefine the video gaming experience. The Wii was designed for motion sensor capability on release, with the PS3 releasing the “Move” and XBox 360 releasing the “Kinect” shortly afterwards. Read More..
During the past console generation battle, there was an extremely conscientious effort by designers to produce games that reached groups that normally would never play video games. Part of this movement lead to huge variety in genres, even for some extremely niche audiences. For example, if your family is the type that likes to watch game shows Read More..
With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to throw a party! The following games are sure to turn even the dullest of gatherings into a evening of fun, no RSVPing required. As usual, every game listed is ESRB Rated E for Everyone, meaning invitations can go out to party-goers of any age. More information Read More..
One of the advantages of playing in virtual reality is that games allow a player to build entire new worlds and puzzles without leaving the comfort of their home. The following is a list of games critically acclaimed for their simplicity revolving around the idea of building and construction. As usual, each game is rated E for Everyone so the materials involved for Read More..
Over the last 25 years, the video game industry has seen the rise and fall of many iconic characters. Come relive three sets of heroes of video games past and present and start up your own summer adventure. Each game is rated ESRB: E10+ or lower making them appropriate for the gamers experiencing new worlds for the first time or one playing for the nostalgia. Read More..