By Infinite Bits LLC
Dated: Sep 10, 2009
Infinite Bits, Miami's first video game convention, will feature over 150 games, 14 tournaments, live music, and special guests. It will take place at the Doubletree Miami Mart Hotel and Convention Center October 23-25, 2009.
There's finally a good reason for Miami gamers to get off their couches!
Infinite Bits is Miami's first video game convention and South Florida's largest gaming event, taking place October 23-25, 2009. The 3 day event is geared toward all types of gamers, and will have over 150 games
Occupying almost 50,000 sq. ft. at the Doubletree Miami Mart Hotel and Convention Center, Infinite Bits is serious about video games. There will be an interactive video game museum, tournaments for today's hottest games, an arcade, vendors selling games and collectibles, panels from industry experts, a costume contest, movies, and even live music.
Among the guests are Billy Mitchell, the Donkey Kong and Pac-Man world champion. He was recently featured in "The King of Kong," a documentary chronicling his rivalry with Steve Weibe, and his attempt to overtake Billy's Donkey Kong world record. Other guests include Benjamin Heckendorn, creator of elaborate custom systems like Atari 2600 portables and Xbox 360 laptops, and Doug Walker, aka the Nostalgia Critic, whose reviews of old movies, and TV shows, and games draw thousands of visitors to his website every day.
What would a video game convention be without games to play? First, school yourself in the Interactive Video Game Museum. You'll find over 50 different gaming systems from Pong to Playstation 3. It'll have all the major hits of the last four decades, others you might have forgotten about, and even some that were never released in North America. Next, get ready to win cash and prizes in 14 different tournaments, including Halo 3, Gears of War 2, Call of Duty, Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter 4, and Rock Band. Twin Galaxies, recognized as the only official scorekeepers in the world of video gaming by Guinness World Records, G4tv, MSNBC, Gameroom Magazine, and dozens more mainstream organizations will be on-hand to officiate over world record challenges, so you can really get your name in the books! If that's not enough there are even more FPS, fighting, music, party, and casual games to play with your friends!
"People get the wrong impression that video games are a solo activity and only for kids," says Jason Cutler, founder and co-organizer of Infinite Bits. "We've placed a lot of emphasis on multiplayer games in all genres for all systems, past and present. Whether you've been playing games for three days or three decades, there's something you'll enjoy."
If you get tired of playing you can find movies, cartoons, anime, and documentaries on games in the video room; history, trivia, and panels from fans and industry professionals; a video game costume contest, and an Unreal Engine level design contest sponsored by the IGDA and Epic Games.
At night the games go off and the guitars come out. Friday and Saturday night will feature live music from and inspired by video games. Get ready for musicians that use Game Boys as instruments and rock bands performing covers from Final Fantasy and other favorites.
Whether you're a fan of the latest and greatest blockbusters or nostalgic for the classics, a tournament junkie or a Wii Sports bowler, a hardcore Halo player or a hardcore Peggle player, Infinite Bits has you covered.
Category Games, Event, Technology
Tags video games, convention, event, miami, tournament, sega, nintendo, MICROSOFT, sony, playstation, xbox, wii
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