Video Games Lounge

Everyone's certainly familiar with the electronic entertainment that almost everyone likes to spend at least a little time with these days. We've got stations lined up with the latest technology for those of you who've yet to try it out.

And, of course, how fun would a games room be without a little bit of competition? Several tournaments will be drafted up in your favorite games, where you'll go against all comers for pride and prizes. We'll be running the gamut of genres so that no matter what you're into, there'll be something you're good enough at to have a chance to aim for the top. If you like fighting games, there's a multitude of choices for you ranging from Blaz Blue to Smash Brothers. Music's more your thing? Show off your crazy legwork in Dance Dance Revolution, or if you're more of a sit-down-and-relax kind of person, perhaps Super Mario Bros is for you.

New Expansions for July 2017

The Gamer’s Lounge has leveled up; with more room for more consoles and people! Toss in some extra comfy couches and you have the best space to kick, back and challenge your friends to the latest or retro gaming system.

Tournament sign up will take place in the Gamer's Lounge. Spots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. 


Tournaments for Ai-Kon 2017

Dragonball Xenoverse 2

Dragonball Xenoverse 2 will be a 1-on-1 tournament where each player will choose 1 Character each from a selection of the most well-known Dragonball characters, from early DBZ Villains like Raditz, Nappa, Frieza, Cell, Buu, to more iconic heroes like Goku, Gohan, Krillin and more! Then the players will compete in a best of 3 in an Offline Battle, where the winner advances and the loser will be eliminated. There is the 3-minute time limit if no players are defeated within 3 minutes, the player who lost the most health will be assigned a loss.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA

A rhythm game, players are allowed to choose from a wide variety of Vocaloid songs, original songs sung by Vocaloids, including songs sung by Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Len. Players also can choose which character they wish to play in the game. 

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Super Smash Bros.

Face off against the biggest roster of Nintendo all-stars ever assembled! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn all-new customizations and equipment that trick out your fighter’s moves and stats. 

The multiplayer showdown you know and love is now on the Wii U console! Take on all comers as Mario, Mega Man, Sonic, and more gaming greats. 

Stay tuned for tournament rules and details

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Street Fighter V

The legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V! Birdie and Charlie Nash make their return to the Street Fighter universe, where they join classic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison. 

Powered by Unreal Engine 4 technology, stunning visuals depict the next generation of World Warriors in unprecedented detail, while exciting and accessible battle mechanics deliver endless fighting fun that both beginners and veterans can enjoy. The path to greatness begins here: RISE UP!

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Local Partnership

Ai-Kon is proud to announce a partnership with Chip Damage as commentators for our Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 tournaments!

Chip Damage is a video gaming group which focuses mainly on fighting games in Winnipeg that holds tournaments, and gaming events at the U of M. There is no official membership or registration process, just show up and play! Players and spectators of all skill levels are welcome!

Follow them on Facebook or visit their website to learn more about the community!

JimCon is Winnipeg's tabletop gaming convention where you can enjoy board games, card games, miniatures, and RPGs! It was born out of our love of games and the joy from socializing while we play together.

JimCon looks forward to sharing a table with you in the Gamers Lounge, where you can learn quick and fun tabletop game from the mini library that was selected just for Ai-Kon! Come learn a new game, play with friends or meet someone new. Visit often as we will be scheduling times to teach and play certain games!

Game On Anime Fans!