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In which players must sort books according to the Library of Congress classification or some shit.
This, in fact, actually beats out Penn and Teller's "driving a bus to Las Vegas" game as the boringest ever!
I clicked a book a couple of times and gave up.
Fuck. This. Game.
This reminds me of the cataloging class I'm taking right now.
I just threw up in my mouth a little.
this is worse than community service!
Is this what Laura Bush used to do for a living?
Boring my cracker ass, this is the very first video game I've seen that's actually, like, interesting in any way.
Considering the number of people who come into my library and don't know how to find a book on the shelf using a call number (and note, this includes people working on their PhDs, for pity's sake!), I'd say more people need to be playing this game!
Kudos to #1 for the mention, but seriously, this lousy edutainment thing is STILL more interesting than Penn & Teller's Desert Bus Challenge. That thing is truly the Andy Kaufman of gaming. Check it: http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2006/03/penn_jillette_discusses_unrele.php
I've been spending a ridiculous amount of time at
Google Image Labeler. Quite a time sink.
You know, librarians such as myself find this kind of thing very fulfilling. I'd much rather play this game than, I don't know, Super Atari Shoot Some Madden Army Men or whatever.
This was my career for a decade. Thanks for reminding me why I decided to change everything and go after my dream of making a living as an artist.
And boy do I need reminding from time to time.
Sad, that could have been an interesting game if the challenge was to classify the books in the first place. Taxonomies are hard.
ackkkkkk!!!!!! anyways..we all know Dewey kicks LC's ass every time.
This game was created because no one reads books or goes to the library anymore except to use the Internet.
@14 obviously you haven't been to a library recently.
What is this "book" of which you speak?
@9 - hey Kid Icarus, sounds like you should be messin' with this:
@12 I hate to say this, but level 3 in this game actually has classification...
For whatever reason, I decided to try this again. Did anybody even turn the sound up on this game? Every time you place a book in the correct spot, some guy yells "YES!" and "ALL RIGHT!" like you just rolled a wicked saving throw. Fucking awesome.
@9 - Thanks for the tip!
@ 15 Actually I did. It was a complete waste of time. Every single person there was on the Internet or picking out DVD's. I looked for any HTML guidebooks and there was nothing. I inquired and they said they had a few in the entire library system but each had about 25 people on a waitlist. Latter, I was enlightened by someone to the fact that the library exists just to supply the bare minimum and get by. I have a feeling some people go to check out fiction novels. But who the hell has time to read fiction.
I mean @17, duh.
@13: Dewey FTW! Give me something from Dewey, and I'd be all over that shit, all day long.
Took a bit to figure out the gameplay, but after that it was a fun personal challenge to see if I could remember how to shelve in order and where things fall in the classification by subject matter. Fun! (Love reading the comments here, too.)
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