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Four DASG senators’ Miis, or Wii profiles, on the emulator in Mario Kart Wii.
A label on the iMac Chu set up with Wii games. (Ann Penalosa)

Ryan Chu, 18, a computer science major, De Anza Student Government Student Rights and Equity intern and moderator for the De Anza College Discord, set up an iMac in the DASB lounge with a Wii emulator and several games on Wednesday, April 10.

“The lounge is open,” Chu said. “You can just go vibe with Wii Sports while I’m trapped in calculus.”

So far, Chu has set up four games on the emulator: “Wii Sports,” “Wii Sports Resort,” “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” and “Mario Kart Wii.” Chu said he advises people who want to use the Wii games to use the strap on the remotes as a measure to prevent any accidents.

“Time to start a leaderboard for Wii bowling,” Flea Market Liason Ian Ang, 21, a computer science major, said.

A Wii remote with a nunchuck nearby next to the computer. (Ann Penalosa)

Chu originally only brought one Wii remote and Nunchuck controller for students and DASG senators to play with but he brought a second remote on Thursday, April 11.

“A second wiimote (sic) has joined the lounge,” Chu said as he brought it in.

“I mean, it’s about time the lounge had something to do aside from just studying and meetings,” Victor Pham, 18, a biology major and marketing intern, said.

Mario drives a kart in Mario Kart Wii on the emulator at the DASB lounge. (Ann Penalosa)

The DASB lounge does have one preexisting form of entertainment to pass the time, that being the ping-pong table that both the Marketing committee and the Student Rights and Equity committee hold meetings on.

“The problem with the ping pong table is that it’s super old; it’s literally being held together by two clips, and only two people can use it at a time,” Pham said.

While there are no plans for a Wii games social at the time of writing, the DASB Lounge is open to the public.

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