National Video Game Day



A large crowd of video game enthusiasts fill the Xbox game booth to try out new games during the first day of three-day E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS/MCT)

Harrison Katz

Get out the Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and 3DS and celebrate Pikachu, Sonic, Mario and Master Chief in honor of National Video Game Day.

Kids and adults alike around the world are celebrating this gamer holiday by sitting in front of their favorite gaming systems and playing all day.

“The first game I ever played in my life I got in 1997 and the game was ‘Jurassic Park: The Lost World,'” David Betshmuel, a CSUN alum.

Betshmuel no longer plays video game systems, but he is a massive fan of nearly all the systems from the 90s.

“The 90s were the days,” Betshmuel said. “The PSX and the N64, those were the days.”

Betshmuel won’t be celebrating National Video Game Day, however, he did share that his favorite game of all time is “Star Wars: Battle Front 2.”

Despite people’s love and obsession with video games, most gamers are unaware today is National Video Game Day.

“I had no idea today was National Video Game Day, but now that I know, I’ll have to go celebrate,” Martin Pineda, communications major said.

Pindea also said his favorite video game to play is “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.”

Today, video games are more accessible than ever before with a variety of great games being available right on smart phones. Students are walking around campus playing Pokemon Go and celebrating the day without even knowing it.