In the technology planning survey, one topic that came up in the "new technologies SCLS should help with" was games and gaming.
Some of you may not know that we do have a Wii and 2 PlayStation 2 consoles available for libraries to borrow for programming. The Wii has a variety of games with it. One PS2 has Dance Dance Revolution, and the other has Guitar Hero. Check out the Games Packages page for more information on the packages and how to reserve them.
For those of you who are veterans at borrowing the gaming packages, you might be interested to know that we now have two new games for the Wii:
If you have suggestions of other games, please let Jean Anderson know. We can't promise we'll buy everything, but we'll consider it. Unfortunately, not all games will work in a shared environment like ours. For example, we know that libraries are interested in "Rock Band", but we have concerns about the cost of purchasing and maintaining all of the various instruments, packaging and delivering all of the components, and setting up equipment at the library. So, right now, we're not going to be able to support that particular game. But, please, pass along other suggestions to Jean!