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What Literary Video Game Should You Play?

[Video game still from Arm Joe, Takase]

The life of the bibliophile is one of varied pleasures. For example, when one gets tired of reading books, one can always play them! There have been no shortage of video games based on books, but which one is right for you? It all depends on who you are.

Posted by Jadzia Axelrod

Best Literary References in the Mass Effect Series

[Developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts]

If you’re at all plugged into the video game world, you probably know that the next installment in the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, is finally coming out today, March 21st. We can’t be more excited – what’s better than the next chapter in a gorgeously-written space opera? (Seriously, the plotting and dialogue is so good that some of us still aren’t over the emotional arrow to the knee that was Mass Effect 3…) But even better for us bookworms, the writers and developers at Bioware like to toss the occasional literary send-up into the games’ settings, lore, and witty wordplay. In celebration of Mass Effect: Andromeda, here are some of our favorite references from games 1-3.

Posted by Elizabeth Ballou

Super Mar. 10 in Book Form

Image by MikesPhotos from Pixabay.

Today is March 10. Mar. 10. Mario. Get it?

Let's say we describe a few books, replacing character names, places, and other things with those from the many Super Mario games out there. Would you be able to guess what stories we're talking about? Anyone can play – don't worry about whether you're familiar with the games or not, and of course, we aren't rolling with anything too obscure. Try your hand at our game and tell us if you managed to guess them all! The answers are all the way at the bottom. 

Posted by Kristina Pino

Video Game Recommendations for Fictional Characters

Did your mom ever tell you to stop playing video games and read a book instead? Mom, why the dichotomy between books and games? You can have both! But we real humans aren’t the only people who like to hit the Xbox or gaming PC after a long day of work. Fictional characters would enjoy gaming, too! In an effort to combine the two worlds of the written word and the animated graphic, here are some video game recommendations to our favorite characters.

Posted by Sarah Fox

Geeky Cereal and Book Pairings

is a factual cliché that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are many people who spend their mornings cramming food in their faces as they haul butt down the freeway, or run off to the local train or subway station. There is nothing quite as nice as a calm breakfast with a cup of coffee and a little reading. We've decided to take a look at some of the geekiest cereal ever created. That isn’t all, though. For the bookish crowd, these taste sensations are being paired with the highest quality reads.


Posted by David Winnick

April Quirk Perk: Geek Wisdom

Geek Wisdom by Stephen H. Segal only $3.99

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Posted by Julie Leung