By Ashley Bowden
The Browse store and P.A.G.E.S club will host a Mario Kart video gaming competition on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fish Bowl. The grand prize for the winner is a pair of Beats EP headphones. “The night’s going to run through the game’s balloon battle,” in which players compete to pop the virtual balloons on the backs of their opponents’ vehicles, Albert Donor, a senior broadcasting major and Browse employee, said. Donor and one of his fellow employees, Mary Scibilia, will run the event.
This is the second gaming tournament sponsored by Browse on campus. The event is an opportunity for students to get involved on campus and have fun. “You meet a lot of new people,” Donor said, “because it’s not just Post students that can participate.” The event is open to students from other colleges as well. Browse has advertised the event via social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Donor’s past participation in the event has helped him hone his gaming skills in areas he wouldn’t normally consider.
The first gaming tournament was held last semester for the video game “Call of Duty,” with roughly 20 people attending. Refreshments will be provided by the P.A.G.E.S club. Donor is also president of the P.A.G.E.S club, and he said the name, “is an acronym that stands for “Post Anime Gaming Entertainment Society.” Donor explains how the club is “all-inclusive” for entertainment purposes on campus. “We do everything from video games, movies, TV shows, board games, card games, you name it,” he said. The club will be providing more support for the event in the form of extensive video game knowledge. Since there are only two Browse employees proficient in gaming, “It’s nice to have a group that knows that they’re doing to help run our event,” Donor added.
There is a $5 registration fee that can be paid in the Browse store before the event beings.