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Where will you go? What will you play?: Video Games Available at HPL

3 Feb

This year our library’s promise is that we will take you to exciting places and while books and movies are a great start to expand your horizons, you might also be looking something slightly more immersive. That’s where our video game collection comes in handy. If you haven’t checked it out before, now is the perfect time. It is a fun way to sample a new game and you can travel everywhere from fantasy lands to space without going further than your library. Today I’m looking at five recently added games available for PS4, but we also have a variety of games for other systems like the XboxOne as well.

House Flipper [for PS4]
Tired of being stuck in your house; wish you could live somewhere new? House Flipper allows you to buy and remodel homes; fun for both those who are interested in home repairs and those who love decorating. Rated E for Everyone!

Deliver Us the Moon [for PS4]
Wonder what it would be like to be an astronaut in space? In a not far off future, after Earth has begun to run out of natural resources, you are sent on a solo mission to the moon. Can you save humanity? This game is rated T for teen due to fantasy violence.

Port Royale 4 [for PS4]
Wish you could go back in time instead? In Port Royale 4 you will experience what it was like in the 17th Century Caribbean from creating trade routes to navel battles. This game is rated everyone 10+.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker [for PS4]
Interested in escaping into a fantasy world? Explore Golarion and create your character, you have 1,000 of different skills and abilities to choose from! The game is rated Teen due to some blood and violence.

Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour [for PS4]
Maybe you don’t want to do anything more exotic than just get out and enjoy fishing again; till you are back on the lake, we still have you covered. In Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour you can compete against over 100 pro anglers, catching 38 different species of fish. This game is rated E for everyone.

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Information and Digital Services

I Pik You!: Let’s Honor Family Fun Month

7 Aug

In honor of family fun month, this August I am making it a priority to spend more time with my little brother. Our way of bonding is playing video games. We are really into the Wii U Pikmin 3 game. Pikmin is a Real-time strategy and puzzle video game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube in 2001. The series has Hey! Pikmin, Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3 – my favorite thus far.

If you are really into strategic thinking and puzzles, then this game is for you! It has a goal oriented story mode, as well as competitive mode where you can verse other players OR even a Mission Mode where you can play with someone to try and beat your own top score at passing a level. My brother and I get really into this one. It promotes team work as well as fast thinking.

You can borrow the whole series at Hoboken Public Library for various gamin consoles. It’s a great team work game that’s great for any age and everyone in the family.
I just have one complaint, when is Pikmin 4 coming out?

Check out some of our previous video game related posts for more great games and gamer related items to borrow.

Written by:
Sherissa Salas
Adult Programming Assistant

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