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Video Games Programs for Libraries: Borrow a KIT

Video Games at the Libraries

NEW! GET IN THE GAME SUMMER READING 2016

Attention WiiU Borrowers- Only 1 game will fit on the hard drive at a time. You will need to reset the WiiU to factory settings and install whatever game you want to play. It could take a half hour so plan to do it prior to your event. Thanks!

 

 

Super Mario Maker for the WiiU!

From Amazon:

  • Create and play the Mario levels of your dreams
  • Play a near limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario levels
  • Nintendo has made Mario games for decades. Now... it's your turn!

 

Rocket League for PS4!

Soccer meets racing? YES PLEASE!

 

Notice of Responsibility

By borrowing this equipment, you agree to return all pieces in good working condition without damage or loss. You further agree to recompensate RCLS for any loss or damage caused through carelessness by you or agents of your organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi! and welcome to the Borrow a KIT FAQ!

If you have any questions about borrowing the Playstation 4 or Wii U kit, contact suescott@rcls.org

I am managing these kits by hand - so thanks for your understanding!

Also - Please pack up the kit exactly as you get it. It is going in the delivery so please use all the bubble wrap!

The kits are expensive, when borrowing you are responsible for the equipment getting back to RCLS safely.

PLEASE USE THE SAME DELIVERY BOX WITH THE CAUTION TAPE WRAPPED AROUND IT

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Q: How long can I keep a kit?

A: Generally, you have 10 days to get the kit in the delivery, mess around with it, plan a program and have that program.

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Q: When I look at the calendar, how long do I have to wait in between reservations?

A: At least 5 days, a week is better (to make sure it gets back to RCLS in the delivery and then out to you)

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Q: The system requires an update, what should I do?

A: I try to make sure that the hardware system updates are up to date but if I miss one, you may have to plug it into your network (or use your wifi) to update the system.

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Q: Help! I don't know anything about the system!

A: Sorry, but borrowing the kit implies that you can plug everything in (all documentation is included), and try the games out for a few days in order to plan your program. Use the gameslib mailing list for discussion.

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Q: What will I need to supply at my library?

A: You will need alternate cables for the WiiU if you do not have an HDMI port on a projector or HDTV. You can use your Wii cables. View this video to make the changes using the Settings menu on the tablet controller if you are using the Wii cables.

The PS4 requires an HDMI port on a projector or HDTV.

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Q: There is only one controller cable for the PS4 system?

A: There is only 1 cable actually - it came with the system. You have to plug both in (one at a time) to charge them and then use them wirelessly.

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Calendar of Availability

Playstation 4

Our current KIT contains the following games, system, 2 controllers and camera.

Skylanders Swap Force

 

 

 

FIFA Soccer, Madden 25, Need for Speed

 

 

The Best Place to Play

PlayStation 4 is the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Combining unparalleled content, immersive gaming experiences, all of your favorite digital entertainment apps, and PlayStation exclusives, PS4 centers on gamers, enabling them to play when, where and how they want. PS4 enables the greatest game developers in the world to unlock their creativity and push the boundaries of play through a system that is tuned specifically to their needs.

What's in the Box

  • PlayStation 4 System (Jet Black)
  • DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Cable
  • USB Charging Cable

 

Wii U

The Current WiiU KIT contains the following games, 3 controllers, an extra Wii Controller, system and tablet.

 

        

 

NintendoLand

 

 

  • Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.
  • IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor.
  • Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk™ controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance Board.
  • Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
  • Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

Thanks to Randy, who was able to finance the WiiU and PS4 kits through the following Sumer Reading at NY Libraries grant:

Supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thanks to Diane and the Business Office for ordering the games and supplies.Also Thanks to Chuck and the delivery guys.