Video game cafe a futuristic hang-out

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XD LAN is located at 10929 1/2 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650 Photo credit: Gildardo Aquino

Gildardo Aquino, Staff Writer

XD LAN Internet and Gaming Center gives Cerritos College students another option on what to do to kill time between classes, or to do work in a hip environment.

Francisco Carrera and Jose Saldana are brothers who partnered up to give students and the community a place to have a good time with gaming consoles and also allow students of all ages to go in and do school work.

The center opened up last November and is located at 10929 1/2 Alondra Blvd., offering 350-megabit fiber-optic connection, PCs, printers, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

If you need to study alone or in a group, the cafe also has a student lounge.

Cerritos College students seem to take advantage of this location not only for gaming, but also for school work.

“They (the students) come in to do their school work and use Microsoft Office to do their reports; some students don’t have printers so they come in to print out their work,” Carrera said.

XD LAN is the only center around the Cerritos College community having reasonable prices, according to its members.

Carrera mentioned that at the moment, the cafe is not offering any Cerritos College student discounts, but he is working on it and will get that resolved in the near future.

Going inside the center, there is a video-game futuristic vibe that provides an enjoyable atmosphere.

Carrera mentioned that customers come in frequently because of all the options they have.

“We’re told that our computers are better,” he said.

Carrera’s service with computers come in handy; all the gaming services make XD LAN stand out.

At the moment, the cafe is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. The cafe is closed on Sunday.

For more information on rates and availability, you can log onto www.xdlan.com or call at (562) 406-2640