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.