Hidden Gems @ Stout Comic Series III: The Game Lab

Logan Glaser / Stoutonia

Hidden Gems @ Stout is a comic book series created by Stoutonia’s own illustrator, Abby Borash, and aims to present places around campus for students looking to learn more about what the Stout Campus has to offer.

Abby will create and provide commentary on the locations, drawing both literal and figurative inspiration from her own experiences as a Stout student. She hopes to inspire other students to step out of their daily routines and make the most of campus facilities.

We aim to publish a new location on a weekly basis. Towards the end of the semester, we will ask students to vote for their preferred location. Follow us on Instagram (stoutoniaonline) to keep up to date with the latest news!

Abby Borash / Stoutonia

Almost hidden, the magnificent Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab is secreted on the first level of the Robert E. Swanson library. The room is located near the shelves of DVDs and video games. Want to play Halo on an Xbox, but don’t have an Xbox? Well you are in luck! Your urge can be satisfied by quickly checking out the game itself on the digital media-related shelves, then requesting a game controller at reception. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be heading to the Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab with a day of fun in front of you.

Personally, I get pushes of ambition to play a few songs from the Just Dance video game series on Wii, but unfortunately I don’t have space to dance or have a TV in my dorm. Fortunately, the Games Lab contains a variety of game consoles including, but not limited to, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, and Wii. Not only does this room contain an assortment of comfy TVs and sofas, but it also contains several computer systems to quench any urge to play online games like Minecraft or Fortnite.

You should check out this room if you need to temporarily trade the reality of being a stressed out student for a realm of endless digital possibilities.

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