In the 1980s, arcade video games were very popular. In 1984, Associated Students purchased video game equipment which was placed inside the Student Center in a room nicknamed “The Cave.” The arcade was used mainly by male students. The Student Center had a game room back in 1977, but it was damaged by bikers, who would come in to use the pool tables and leave the room in shambles, and the room was eventually shut down. To avoid past problems, a game room monitor was available whenever The Cave was open for student use. The game room, which opened its doors on April 2, 1984, averaged about 120 students a day, netting Associated Students about $250 to $350 daily.