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Game room receives second round of renovations

Published (Volume 76, No. 29)

The game room renovation project, which began three years ago, was finished recently.

“It’s a lot easier to do things,” said John Abel, assistant director of the UC.  “I think (the game room) will be used a lot more.”

The game room now hosts three PlayStation consoles, which are locked in entertainment centers and only accessible by the six student workers manning the desk.

Students wishing to play videogames must leave their ID with the student worker while the games are checked out.
Board and card games are also available from the desk.

Three recreational tables - air hockey, foosball and poker - were added to the room’s pool and ping-pong tables.
A permanent sound system and track lighting were installed around the Café House stage.

The game room’s seven computers were also updated to accommodate recreational use.

“The computers in the labs are supposed to be for academic use,” said Abel.

“Students said they wanted a place to chat and play games … we’re trying to give them that.”