Video Game Day 2011 Fundraising Event is Almost Here

By François Chang

February 14, 2011

It’s almost here, folks! Video Game Day 2011 is happening this Saturday on February 19th, 2011. Outbreak Youth and DualShockers have come together for this videogame fundraising event to help bring a positive influence to the urban youth in the community. The event has also garnered the support of Mad Catz, SEGA and ASTRO Gaming, and their contributions to this worthy cause.

The event will be located on 87-47 111th Street, Richmond Hill, New York, and doors will open at 10am. Video Game Day 2011 will have a $5 cover charge to play games for the whole entire day. Please come hungry, because there will be lots of food and refreshments available for purchase. Every penny spent that day goes 100% back into the community.

To RSVP, please click to the following link:

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Videogame tournaments for the day include Call of Duty Black Ops, Halo: Reach and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Prizes will be given to all the winners of the three tournaments. The event will also include games outside of the main tournaments for those who seek to simply have a good time with fellow gamers. These include Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, and other various games.

Info on the prizes for the tournaments can be seen by clicking here.

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There will also be other prizes to be given out to those who attend. These include gift cards, gaming equipment, games, etc. Expect to see contests, mini tournaments, and raffles throughout the day.

Everyone must bring their own controller and whatever other equipment to play for the tournament

Below are the rules for the 4v4 Call of Duty: Black Ops tournament. They are based on the Major League Gaming rules:

We will only be running Capture the Flag and Search and Destroy matches. Best 2 out of 3 matches = winner/elimination. It will be a single elimination tournament. Plans are subject to change.

* Hardcore Mode: Disabled
* Allow Killcam: Enabled
* Headshots Only: Disabled
* Allow Sprint: Enabled
* Force Respawn: Enabled
* Wave Spawn Delay: None
* Max Health: Normal
* Health Regen: Normal
* Spectating: Team Only
* Friendly Fire: Enabled
* Class Editor: Allow Player Classes
* Killstreak Editor: Don’t Allow Killstreaks
* Perk Editor: Allow Perks
* Game Recording: Enabled
* Party Privacy: Invite Only

Capture the Flag

* Time Limit: 5 Minutes
* Flag Return Time: 30 Seconds
* Enemy Carrier on Radar: Delayed
* Touch Return: Enabled
* Round Win Limit: 2 Rounds
* Capture Limit: 10 Flags
* Respawn Delay: 7.5 Seconds
* Number of Lives: Unlimited
* Note: The winning team is determined by the team that captured the most flags combined in rounds 1 and 2. CTF Matches are tied in the event that both teams capture the same amount of flags combined in rounds 1 and 2. In the event of a tie, teams must replay the map.

Search and Destroy

* Time Limit: 2.5 Minutes
* Bomb Timer: 45 Seconds
* Plant Time: 7.5 Seconds
* Defuse Time: 7.5 Seconds
* Multi Bomb: Disabled
* Round Switch: Every Round
* Round Win Limit: 4 Rounds
* Number of Lives: 1 Life


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* Secondary Launchers
* Flak Jacket
* Nova Gas
* Decoy
* All Equipment
* Warlord
* Second Chance
* Grenade Launcher
* Flamethrower

Halo: Reach will also be a single-elimination tournament. Best 2 out of 3 matches = winner/elimination. They too are based on the Major League Gaming rules. You can download the following gametypes and rules into your Xbox 360 over Xbox LIVE now by using the game’s search tool.

# MLG Team Slayer v2.0 – MLG Sanctuary v2.0
# MLG Team Slayer v2.0 – MLG Countdown v2.0
# MLG Team Slayer v2.0 – MLG Reflection v2.0
# MLG Team Slayer v2.0 – MLG Zealot v2.0
# MLG CTF 3 v2.0 – MLG Sanctuary v2.0
# MLG CTF 5 v2.0 – MLG Countdown v2.0
# MLG CTF 5 v2.0 – MLG Zealot v2.0

The Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament will be a double elimination tournament where losing twice throughout the day will result in elimination. Damage and timer will be left on default.

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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