Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial

University Of Calgary's Video Game Library

video-game-collection.jpg

That's right folks, the University of Calgary is opening a video game library for academic research. Haha, academic research -- is that what they call failing freshman English these days? (Note: picture is unrelated basement, not the library)

The Interactive Digital Media Collection will help students learn in a whole new way, the university believes.


The University of Calgary is installing six PC stations through which to play games on newer consoles such as the PlayStation 3. The collection will also boast half a wall of retro games reaching back to the '80s, many of which were all the rage before many U of C students were even born.

"Well, it certainly makes coming to the library cooler, and it's one more excuse not to study during finals," said student Tom Schlodder.

"It's another distraction. I come to the library because it's a place where I don't have Nintendo or PlayStation or anything like that. It's a place I come to work," said student Chris McMillan.

Way to be a party pooper, Chris McMillan. Going to the library to work, ha! I only go to the library to crawl under the desks and look up girls' skirts. Kidding! Well, half-kidding. Fine, you got me -- not really kidding at all.

Thanks to Chris, who actually works at the U of C library and isn't to be confused with that stick in the mud, Chris McMillan.

There are Comments.
  • Torque

    My university has already had something like this for about 4-5 years now. Not quiiiite so much retro stuff, but there's a "videogame research area" in the library with multiple consoles set up on large TVs, with surround sound, and a preeeetty solid collection of games to go with em. <3

blog comments powered by Disqus