It is located in the Pipers complex on Commonwealth Ave In Mt. Pearl, NL, Canada. Midgard Gaming is a facility where gamers of all ages can get together and LAN (Sounds great compared to squatting 15 people, Plus monitors/TV’s and gaming consoles into someone’s basement or living room, especially because it’s usually my living room lol). They offer PC, XBOX, PS3, Wii, Magic the Gathering, Etc.
You can check out their website at www.midgardgaming.com or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidgardGaming for more information.
I asked the founder and owner, Roxanna, a few questions to get some basic info on the company and what it is they have to offer.
We are opened every day! Except for some Holidays!Mon- Thurs 3pm -12amFriday- 3pm-2am ,Sat- 12pm- 2amSun-12pm-10pm
Hit the jump for the interview!
Here is our chat:
What was your inspiration for Midgard Gaming?
Roxanna: Midgard was a name I picked out several years ago for the gaming center, I had thought about the idea of owning a gaming center for about 10 years. Big Lord of the rings fan and wanted some LOTR influence. The term Midgard is Norse mythology meaning, The world of humans formed from the body of the giant Ymir. If you notice the logo I chose is a Midgard Serpent, it forms a circle looking like the one ring from LOTR, also the lettering was done to look somewhat like elvish writing.
How long did it take you to get your business off the ground?
Roxanna: We had the idea for a while, with a rough draft business plan on what we wanted. We were lucky to find a suitable place within a month of looking! It took a few months to get the business up and running. The computers are custom built with the ultimate gaming experience in mind. Some parts had to be ordered from elsewhere, and the special gaming chairs we provide are from the United States.
How long have you been operating and what are the services do you offer?
Roxanna: We opened our doors November 12, 2011 ! The services we offer are as follows: Ultimate in gaming experience from custom built computers, to Xbox and Playstation 3. We are currently working on a Theme room that offers a Big Screen with muti-player games using PS3 and Wii. We host birthday parties for kids (or adults), Magic The Gathering tournments , local and international gaming tournments between other lan centers with big sponsors such as Nivida. We sell special gamer grub that you can’t find elsewhere. Gaming t-shirs from all sorts of popular games, from youth to Adults. We sell magic the Gathering cards, and looking into selling comics as well.
What games are mostly played at Midgard Gaming?
Roxanna: Games are that mostly played are; minecraft, Star Wars The Old Republic, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Need for Speed, Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3! It varies as new games come out.
What age ranges generally come to your shop?
Roxanna: We do get ages from 8 years old up to 50 years of age that come and play. However the most age ranges we see from are 13 years up to 30 years.
Do you allow children under a specific age to play? and do they have to be under parental watch?
Roxanna: If Kids are under 13 years of age they do require an adult over 18 to be present. We also have parental forms that need to be filled out in order to play specific games such as M rated games.
How much does it cost to use your facility?
Roxanna: Regular Membership is FREE! All game play at Midgard Gaming is priced on the hours that you play. Purchased game time will never expire. So if you purchase 4 hours today, and play for just 1 hour and 18 minutes, then the next time you come in to Midgard Gaming you will still have 2 hours and 42 minutes of game time on your account. Special passes, when available, do not carry forward and cannot be combined with other offers.
Regular membership (FREE) /VIG membership
One Hour: $3.99 $3.49
Four Hours: $14.99 $12.99
Ten Hours: $34.99 $29.99
Day pass (Sunday-Thursday) $19.99 $14.99
Day pass (Friday-Saturday) $24.99 $19.99
Save money on every visit by joining our VIG (Very Important Gamer) membership level. The cost for joining is $25 and after that it is only $10 per month to maintain your membership. VIG membership gives you:
3 hours of game time when you sign up
Free Midgard Gaming t-shirt when you sign up
Earn 3 hours of game time by referring a friend who joins the VIG membership level.
Invitations to “VIG only” events.
Preferential access to limited capacity events.
Is there any competition in the area for you?
Roxanna: We are the only LAN center in all of Newfoundland.
Do you offer special events? Like game launch events or other special offers?
Roxanna: Before we opened our doors to the public, We had a special testing event. Gamers came in to test the systems for free and give feedback, it was a 24 hour event. Before Christmas, we had a Battlefield 3 gamers event. Midgard was chosen to host this event internationally with our sponsor being Nivida. 8 Teams worldwide played and Midgard Battlefield 3 Team placed 4th.
We also do charity events, last Sunday we hosted a Charity event for The Children Wish Foundation, local gamers competed in Starcraft 2, it was a big hit. We are looking into more events both local and international to compete in.
We will have launch parties for new releases. We’re currently setting up a Magic the Gathering tournament stating in a few weeks. This weekend we are having a “show off” of your Star wars the old republic character for chances to win star wars merchandise and meet other SWTOR players.
We also have magic Mondays, purchase magic cards tax free. Team up Tuesdays bring a friend to have the clock ticking at half- speed.
You offer Magic the Gathering tournaments. Do you offer other table top games? Such as War Hammer or Dungeons and Dragons, Etc.
Roxanna: Presently, we don’t offer other table top games but we re always open for suggestions.
What advertising do you do besides Facebook?
Roxanna: local newspapers, our website, twitter.