Just because someone is about to decapitate you in Mortal Kombat, or send you flying off the track in Mario Kart, doesn’t mean you can’t be friends. Ironically, these devilishly violent and hazardous moments often bring gamers together.
The Den at Conestoga College is more than a place for students to take a load off and play video games, it’s also a place for camaraderie. Located above the Sanctuary, the Den is a part of the college that often goes unnoticed.
“If you want to come here and meet new people, or just come here to play, the people are really friendly,” said Trishia Whetham, a second-year business administration accounting student.
With PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U consoles provided by Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), it’s a place with a lot to offer stressed-out students.
“We really encourage new students to come enjoy our services, because they actually pay for it (through a CSI fee),” said John Hsu, a third-year supply chain and operations management student and Den leader.
This semester CSI is planning on adding a number of new games to their already impressive 63-game collection, and with new games comes new opportunities for tournaments. So get ready to smash or drive your way to victory.
By Justin Ford