PAC-MAN Champ to Attempt Perfect Game for Charity

Written by Martin Unsworth Thursday, 13 August 2015

Event News

While the world is being invaded by retro video games in Pixels, which has just been released, one man is poised to take on Pac-Man for a good cause.

Jon Stoodley will be attempting to play a perfect game on the retro classic – a feat only achieved by one other person, Billy Mitchell. And you can watch him do it live, as this momentous challenge will take place at PLAY Margate, which is run by Replay Events and takes place from August 21st to 23rd.

Stoodley will be raising money for the charity Bright Red, and you can donate by heading to his Just Giving page.

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PLAY Margate will be the first event in the seaside town from the gaming specialists who run similar giant conventions in Blackpool and Manchester.

From retro gaming and classic arcade cabinets and pinball to indie games and then some of the most modern PC and console games, PLAY Margate is a true celebration of gaming both old and new. Lifelong gamers and newcomers alike can enjoy a show that goes beyond traditional games with tournaments, cosplay contests, merchandise traders and two awesome after parties (adults only) run by GamerDisco that that will mix gaming, music and live entertainment to inevitably exciting effect.

Other highlights of the event include ‘The Ring’ a 16 screen gaming carousel hosting both casual and competitive head-to-head LAN gaming on some of the best ‘FPS’ and driving games of recent times. As well as this, the Video Game Carnival will bring the quirkier side of gaming to PLAY Margate with sideshows such as Lazer Pong, first person Scalextric and giant Gameboys to enjoy.

Finally, the cornerstone of the show is the Replay Ages and Celebrations Zone where there will be over 100 computers and consoles showcasing some of the very best games and genres from the past 40 years including Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Star Wars and Lego.

Find out more and book tickets by heading to the PLAY Margate website.


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