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Book List: Game Power

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In real life / Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

In real life / Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends.
Gaming : deal with it before it outplays you / Diane Peters

Gaming : deal with it before it outplays you / Diane Peters

Video gaming can help improve one’s problem-solving abilities and bring a community together, but there are times when it takes the place of reality for some and causes serious problems.
Splatoon. Vol. 1 / story and art by Sankichi Hinodeya ; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki

Splatoon. Vol. 1 / story and art by Sankichi Hinodeya ; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki

The Turf Wars have started in Inkpolis, and the team that inks the most ground will be crowned the winner! Team Blue is ranked lower than their competitors, but with teamwork and creativity they might leave their mark on the tournament.
Btooom! / Junya Inoue

Btooom! / Junya Inoue

Ryouta Sakamoto spends most of his time holed up in his room, bombing things into oblivion in his favourite online action RPG. His life is blown to pieces when he is abducted and taken to an uninhabited island, where he soon learns the hard way that he's being pitted against others in an explosives-riddled death match!
The six / Mark Alpert

The six / Mark Alpert

Adam, crippled by muscular dystrophy, and five other terminally ill teenagers sacrifice their bodies and upload their minds into weaponized robots to battle a dangerously advanced artificial intelligence program bent on destroying humanity.
Batman. Arkham City / writers Paul Dini, Derek Fridolfs ; artist Carlos D'Anda

Batman. Arkham City / writers Paul Dini, Derek Fridolfs ; artist Carlos D'Anda

Arkham Asylum is in ruins. Gotham's new mayor has a radical concept to take its place: Arkham City, a walled city-within-a-city to house the most dangerous criminals alive. While its new inhabitants conspire to control it, Batman is determined to unveil the mastermind behind this dangerous idea.
Feed / M.T. Anderson

Feed / M.T. Anderson

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
Sword art online : Aincrad / art: Tamako Nakamura, original story: Reki Kawahara ; translation: Stephen Paul

Sword art online : Aincrad / art: Tamako Nakamura, original story: Reki Kawahara ; translation: Stephen Paul

In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online--a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other--debuts, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG--a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "Game Over" means certain death--both virtual and real...
The eye of minds / James Dashner

The eye of minds / James Dashner

Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out.
The hero of Numbani / by Nicky Drayden

The hero of Numbani / by Nicky Drayden

After witnessing a terrorist attack on the city of Numbani, teen genius Efi engineers an intelligent and compassionate robot named Orisa to defeat the terrorist organization known as Doomfist.
Warcross / Marie Lu

Warcross / Marie Lu

When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
Log horizon 1 : the west wind brigade / art: Koyuki; original story: Mamare Touno; translation: Taylor Engel

Log horizon 1 : the west wind brigade / art: Koyuki; original story: Mamare Touno; translation: Taylor Engel

A disastrous expansion of the online RPG Elder Tales has trapped thousands of players inside the game world--among them, the members of a guild known as the West Wind Brigade. Amid the chaos and confusion, danger stalks the guild's girls! Will Soujirou, the guild master, be able to the protect them? The West Wind Brigade's struggles are just beginning!
Game over / James Patterson and Ned Rust

Game over / James Patterson and Ned Rust

In Tokyo, fifteen-year-old Daniel X faces two of the most dangerous aliens on the planet, who are plotting to use video games to control children and turn them into an army of doom.
Don't read the comments / Eric Smith

Don't read the comments / Eric Smith

Divya Sharma is a queen or she is when she's playing Reclaim the Sun, the year's hottest online game. Divya regularly leads her #AngstArmada on quests through the game's vast and gorgeous virtual universe, but for Divya, this is more than just a game.
Level up / Gene Luen Yang

Level up / Gene Luen Yang

Dennis, the son of Chinese immigrants, yearns to play video games like his friends and, upon his strict father's death, becomes obsessed with them but later, realizing how his father sacrificed for him, he chooses a nobler path.
The good war / Todd Strasser

The good war / Todd Strasser

There's a new club at Ironville Middle School, a video game club where the students will be playing The Good War, a new game based on World War II. They are divided into two teams, and they will be simulating a war they know nothing about yet. Only one team will win.
Inside the world of Roblox / written by Alexander Cox and Craig Jelley ; illustrated by Ryan Marsh, John Stuckey, and Joe Bolder

Inside the world of Roblox / written by Alexander Cox and Craig Jelley ; illustrated by Ryan Marsh, John Stuckey, and Joe Bolder

Presents an inside look at the Roblox world, introducing talented members of the community and providing insider information on the games.
Careers in online gaming / Leanne Currie-McGhee

Careers in online gaming / Leanne Currie-McGhee

The video game industry is booming and career options are growing. Game designers, audio engineers, and game testers are just a few of the jobs profiled in this book. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed.
Guide to Minecraft dungeons : a handbook for heroes / written by Stephanie Milton ; illustrations by Ryan Marsh

Guide to Minecraft dungeons : a handbook for heroes / written by Stephanie Milton ; illustrations by Ryan Marsh

An official, fully illustrated guide to Minecraft Dungeons, the new standalone game, draws on insider recommendations to outline strategies for vanquishing the Arch-Illager and his evil minions, from navigating unique environments to acquiring helpful loot.
My video game ate my homework / written and illustrated by Dustin Hansen ; lettered by Corey Breen

My video game ate my homework / written and illustrated by Dustin Hansen ; lettered by Corey Breen

Dewey wants to have the top science project in class to win an amazing virtual reality video game, but he and his friend, Ferg, wind up being transported into one after accidentally breaking a game console.
Sword art online. Project Alicization. 1 / art, Koutarou Yamada ; original story, Reki Kawahara ; character design, abec ; translation, Stephen Paul ; lettering, Phil Christie

Sword art online. Project Alicization. 1 / art, Koutarou Yamada ; original story, Reki Kawahara ; character design, abec ; translation, Stephen Paul ; lettering, Phil Christie

With no memory of how he got there, Kirito wakes up in a mysterious virtual world, and it's up to him to find a way back home.
Minecraft : stories from the overworld

Minecraft : stories from the overworld

With tales of witch and pillager rivals finding common ground, a heartless griefer who bit off more than they could chew, and valiant heroes new (or not!) to the Overworld, this anthology tells tales that span the world of Minecraft. Featuring stories from star writers Hope Larson, Kevin Panetta, Rafer Roberts, and Ian Flynn and exciting artists Meredith Gran and more, this collection brings together stories from all realms, leaving no block unturned!
Plants vs. zombies. A little problem / written by Paul Tobin ; art by Sara Soler ; colors by Adi Crossa ; letters by Steve Dutro, bonus story art and colors by Ron Chan

Plants vs. zombies. A little problem / written by Paul Tobin ; art by Sara Soler ; colors by Adi Crossa ; letters by Steve Dutro, bonus story art and colors by Ron Chan

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