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Sachem Public Library

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Book List: Game Power

Sachem Public Library

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.
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.
Slay / Brittney Morris

Slay / Brittney Morris

An honors student at Jefferson Academy, seventeen-year-old Keira enjoys developing and playing Slay, a secret, multiplayer online role-playing game celebrating black culture, until the two worlds collide.
Slacker / Gordon Korman

Slacker / Gordon Korman

When eighth-grader Cameron creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents into letting him play video games--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service.
Insignia / S.J. Kincaid

Insignia / S.J. Kincaid

Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.
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.
Walking in two worlds / Wab Kinew

Walking in two worlds / Wab Kinew

When Bugz, who is caught between the worlds of life on the Rez and the virtual world, meets Feng they form an instant bond as outsiders and gamers and must both grapple with the impact of family challenges and community trauma.
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.
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...
Blurred reality / Evan Jacobs

Blurred reality / Evan Jacobs

Alden Nash is a video gamer. His skills have earned him elite gamer status and wealth. Currently, he ranks in the world's top 10. Then Alden's agent gets him an amazing deal to test a virtual reality game that's in secret development.
The Glare / Margot Harrison

The Glare / Margot Harrison

After ten years of living on an isolated, tech-free ranch with her mother, Hedda is going back to the world of the Glare -- her word for cell phones, computers, and tablets. Then Hedda rediscovers the real Glare, a video game from the dark web that scared her when she was younger.
Unplugged / Donna Freitas

Unplugged / Donna Freitas

In the App World, Skye is a sixteen-year-old virtual girl without any glamorous downloads or fancy effects. She joined the App World for the promise of a better, virtual life, but she's looking forward to her seventeenth birthday, when she gets to unplug, see her mother and sister again, and decide which world she belongs in.
Z. Rex / Steve Cole

Z. Rex / Steve Cole

From Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Edinburgh, Scotland, thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar must elude police while being hunted by a dinosaur come-to-life from a virtual reality game invented by his father, who has gone missing.
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.
Minecraft : the crash / Tracey Baptiste

Minecraft : the crash / Tracey Baptiste

Bianca, a normal sixteen-year-old student, escapes into the world of Minecraft after getting into a terrible car accident. Soon, however, she realizes she is trapped inside the game, and the in-game characters who have been attacking her resemble figures from her real life.
Otherworld / Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller

Otherworld / Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller

After the newest set of virtual reality gear hits the market, Simon can't wait to test it out. But, when his friend Katherine suddenly disappears after being seen with men from the same gaming company, Simon must decide how far in the game he's willing to go to save her.
Can you become a pro gamer? : an interactive adventure / Eric Braun

Can you become a pro gamer? : an interactive adventure / Eric Braun

Can you hone your virtual gaming skills enough to make you a star in the world of pro gaming? First, find your game and pick your platform. Then, set out to see if you've got what it takes. Make real-life choices that can lead to disappointment, a future in the gaming industry, or realizing your dream of becoming king or queen of the console.
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.
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.
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