By Yeana Kim |Staff Writer|
Come and experience Free Game Day at the Gamers Lounge on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Gamers Lounge is in the SMSU near the Coyote Café. There are several types of video games and board games available.
It usually costs $1 per 15 minutes to play Xbox 360, Wii and billiards. Air hockey costs 25 cents per game and board games are always free.
Students need to bring their Coyote OneCard for all checkouts. However, all games are free on Free Game Day.
It is a great opportunity to take a break from the stress of tests and academic pressures.
Some students who participate in the Gamers Lounge had a few things to say about their visits here.
Student Jose Hipolito said,” My favorite video games are soccer games and I like free game day because I can play these games all day if he wants to.”
Moreover, he could make new friends there as well. He often finds time to play video games when he has an hour in between two classes.
Sophomore Abraham Casian likes to play Xbox 360 especially if it is a shooting game.
“I appreciates the free game day because there will be more people that day than other days and there will be more competitions,” said Casian.
Like Hipolito, he also visits the gamers lounge when he has a break between his classes or when he has nothing to do.
He would prefer to have more tables, TVs and games available to students but he thinks the Gamers Lounge is exceptional.
Junior Jae Hun Kang visited the Gamers Lounge for the first time, said, “I had never visited the lounge because it was always crowded with people, so I thought there would be no room for me to play a game.”
Also, he was surprised because he thought playing games in here are always free. He was not familiar with the system of the Game Lounge prior to his visit.
He took a liking to the lounge once he tried playing several video games and air hockey.
He mentioned, “Many of my friends were unaware about the Gamers Lounge and Free Game Day, so it would be better to advertise it more so that many people have the opportunity to visit the lounge more often.”
“I will bring my friends to the Gamers Lounge and will have fun later on a different day,” said Kang.
As a result many people go to the Gamers Lounge when they have spare time in between classes.
While some students were playing video game with their friends, some students were practicing billiards alone.
There are also tables and a sofa so that people can eat food and watch others play. In addition, there are lots of events such as billiards tournaments, and competitions.
It is overall a nice place for the students to attend because people can make a few new friends on campus.