National Gaming Day – November 14

dantes_inferno_topLet’s face it, we love our video games. The gaming industry is one of the largest entertainment industries in the world. With power houses in Asia, America and Europe, there is not a place in the world not touched by the wonderful awesomeness of video games. It is only fitting that video games get their own national day status. According to the following article by By John Gaudiosi published by Reuters, the American Library Association has declared November 14 “National Gaming Day”!

Gary Keith Brubaker, a lecturer in game study at The Guildhall at SMU in Texas, said historical games always have to try to balance accuracy and fun.

“Just as movies about the past adapt the story to medium, so do games. However as limited as this history is, it can be a gateway for further exploration and interest for players,” said Brubaker.

Although no data examines historical games as a genre, Michael Pachter, videogame analyst for Wedbush Morgan Securities, estimates games incorporating history into their stories have made up about 10 percent of overall sales over the past year.

The American Library Association (ALA) has realized this link, offering people the chance to play games and learn more about the real stories behind them. It has earmarked November 14 as National Gaming Day at U.S. libraries.

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