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Cleveland Clash – a Monthly Fighting Game Event for a cause

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Presenting a new monthly Cleveland fighting game tournament — great times with a great cause! What: Cleveland Clash, a new Super Smash Bros. and fighting game tournament open to all regional gamers. Where: Pilgrim Congregational Church, Main Gymnasium. 2592 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113 (Google Maps Directions) There are 2 parking lots connected to…

Cleveland Nintendo Quest (NES documentary) film screening + director & star interview

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The creators of the upcoming NES documentary NINTENDO QUEST, chronicling one man’s quest to obtain every North American Nintendo game — in 30 days! It’ll be a true celebration of retrogaming, with behind-the-scenes interviews with many of gaming’s most famous stars (Billy Mitchell and Walter Day are featured in the trailer). And guess what? You…

Halloween Game-A-Thon for Extra Life charity

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What: Halloween Game-A-Thon,   When: Saturday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. Where: Dave & Buster’s Gamerspace (Google Maps directions) Who:  GDL Entertainment: “Games Done Legit”, Cleveland’s videogame entertainment company, bringing you console gaming, prizes, and fun times w/ area gamers. Extra Life: just like Relay For Life, except using videogame streams to raise millions of dollars for kids children. Dirty Nerds:  Cleveland gamer…

Why Videogame Events Need to Evolve, Part 1

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Once upon, I took videogame competition exceptionally seriously. I traveled to national tournaments multiple times a year, and have been lucky to compete in Japan as well, as well as play the best players from the world, in fighting games like Street Fighter II, III and Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and also Dance Dance Revolution. I traveled to national tournaments multiple…

Cleveland Videogames – MarioMondays at The Side Quest Bar – Console Gaming

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Post by GDL Entertainment. Every (Mario) Monday, 7:30 p.m. – 1:59 a.m at The Side Quest bar. Videogamers fans looking for a night out each week truly have a place to call home in Cleveland, Ohio! With the opening of Cleveland’s hub for geek culture, The Side Quest, GDL Entertainment is gathering CLE’s most hardcore &…

Lakeland Videogame Expo

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What: Lakeland Videogame Expo, by GDL Entertainment and the Lakeland Gamer’s Guild When: Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Lakeland Community College, Main Campus Gymnasium (Google Maps directions) PRE-Registration: GDLent.com/register Why: A Midwest gaming event, brought to you by top Ohio tournament directors (Josh Lozar, Smash Bros. T.O.;  Chris Hatala, Event Director, GDL Entertainment; Dom DiPadova, President, Lakeland Gamer’s Guild) Food/drink for sale just…

Shape V: The Shape of Melee to Come

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What: Shape V: The Shape of Melee to Come (Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament), featuring two of the world’s best players: Armada (from Sweden) and Armada! When: Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Lakeland Community College, Main Campus Gymnasium (Google Maps directions) PRE-Registration: GDLent.com/register  Why:  One of the Midwest’s top Smash T.O.s is teaming up with GDL Entertainment…

How Videogames Build Community, Friendships & Cameraderie Uniquely

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Videogames build community in powerful, unique ways, but not everyone in leadership roles in our society today realize what a powerful tool they can be for education, wellness, and business success. How many Americans today do you think regularly engage in traditional activities with friends (and I don’t count going out for drinks), like playing sports?…

“My Girlfriend Hates VideoGames” and How to Fix that: Act 1

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Videogame (one word, noun): electronic entertainment in which a player interacts with a physical apparatus to carry out influence over a virtual environment (video-), usually focused on completing a series of objectives (-game). That’s how I define “videogames”. Many of us have been playing them since we were old enough to hold a controller. Whether…