With the recent release of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (a movie based on a popular video game), I got to thinking. Are video games like books? People always say that books are better than the movies made from them. Can the same be said for video games? Most patrons of the library consistently feel that a movie can’t encompass all that a book provides in character development, description, and detail. Does this effect lessen when moving from one visual medium to another? It is common practice these days to turn popular video games into mega hit movies.
The Teens at the North Independence Branch had a Wii-ly good time. The chocolate fountain was the place to gather, the craft table buzzed, the computer scavanger hunt answers were found and the Wii was never left alone. One of our very own teen-customers taught us the fine art of origami. She even shared the left over animals with the Thursday Toddlertime children. It was fun to see all the interaction between the teens and staff. Thanks, Marge, for a great party!
If you’ve been reading my blog posts, I think it’s safe to say that you know I rather like science fiction, in all its forms. The world of science fiction films can be neatly divided into two eras: pre-Star Wars and post-Star Wars (1977). There is a second division, known only to true sci-fi film geeks: pre-Tron and post-Tron (1982).
When it is hot, most of us want to stay inside in the nice, cool air conditioning. We might decide to play a game…maybe a game on the computer or a video game. But have you gotten bored with the online game you have been playing the last few months? Or have you been struggling to find how to make it to the next level of your video game? The gaming websites on MyMCPL.org are just the place to go to find the perfect game or that code you need to advance to the next level of your game.
I don't know if I'm in the minority any more, but I have to confess that I am 40 years old, and I'm a gamer. And I'm a lousy one at that. I've logged hundreds of hours on my Xbox 360, and I still get my rear end kicked when I try to play any level above beginning. When I play multiplayer, I'm getting killed within the first 10 seconds of playing by players halfway around the world who weren't even alive when Friends was on the air.
I never thought about what my experience of the world would be if I couldn’t see until I watched the movie Dare Devil. After that, I tended to assume that a person unable to perceive the world around him or her thought sight must have some sort of similar experience of sight given from his or her brain, kind of like the graphics of a computer game.