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A few years ago, I was turned on to a fun little game that I wanted to share with you.
It is called “5 Clicks to Jesus” and the rules are simple:
ONLY use your mouse.
Go to the main Wikipedia page and click on “Random Article”. From there, using only the links within the Wikipedia articles, you have 5 mouse clicks to get to the Wikipedia article on Jesus.
I found it a bit too easy after playing for awhile. Additional rules, such as not being allowed to click on the articles for Years or Countries, will increase the difficulty.
The variation we liked to use is “5 clicks to Batman”. And getting to this guy doesn’t count:
Teachers & Librarians who prefer print encyclopedias over Wikipedia are ruining the fun for us gamers.
Feel free to share any 5 click paths that were especially fun or difficult with us in the comment box below!
#libgaming will discuss the following topic today at 4pm EST on Twitter
How will E3′s announcements this week affect your future gaming-in-libraries decisions?
I understand that you may not have had time to keep up with the E3 announcements. You can catch up: 1up.com’s Microsoft E3 presentation coverage, gamepro.com’s Nintendo E3 presentation highlights, gamespot.com’s full Sony E3 presentation video.
@8bitlibrary on Twitter tweeted highlights of all three press conference while they were happening, so be sure to follow us to stay up-to-date with the latest news in gaming.
And don’t worry, as our discussion reveals itself, much bigger issues than E3 2010 will be raised!
Hello, 8bitlibrarians! I’ve written so much about Pokemon in libraries that I have ignored how cool it is to see libraries actually using Pokemon! So here’s some fun Flickr finds:
Here are some youngins at a Pokemon card trade-off at Wilmette Public Library in Wilmette, Illinois.
Some older folks playing Pokemon at St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana.
Here is an eye catching awesome advertisement flyer for a Pokemon Rumble program at the Lester Public Library in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Here we have a fun display of Pokemon manga at the Ridgedale Library in Monnetonka, Minnesota.
Some adults playing Pokemon Monopoly.
Here we have Gaming-in-Libraries guru and author of Gamers…in the Library?! The Why, What, and How of Videogame Tournaments for All Ages, Eli Neiburger, running a Pokemon event. Pulled off the American Library Association Flickr account!
Is your school or library including Pokemon? Let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
- Larger screen size than the DSi, 93% larger than the DS lite
- Two locking viewing angles
- Speakers are louder and clearer
- Longer stylus comes with system, also includes pen type stylus
- DSIware games included, Brain Age Express Arts & Letters; Math
- Top is glossy with a matte bottom
- Larger size, weight seems same
- Buttons all identical to DSi
Nintendo is hoping to gain an older gaming market with this system. The larger screen size makes it easier to see, and the look and pen makes it seem less juvenile. Sharing gaming experience could be better with this larger model.
Libraries could potentially have gaming with DSi XLs, perhaps attracting a different age crowd. E-books are rumored to be released by DSIware– could be a player in the ebook market for libraries to be aware of.
Price point is $20 more than the DSi. Comes in either Bronze or Burgundy color
If you have a DSi, you might wanna wait for the upgrades in the next version (DS2)…