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Get Geeky at UCSD's Video Game Festival

It's almost time for UC San Diego's annual Winter GameFest.

Warm up your thumbs and brush up on strategy—it’s time for the ultimate battle of video games.

The eighth annual at UC San Diego will be in full effect this weekend and thousands will flock to the largest video game festival.

“Our goal this year is to really get more gamers involved who want to participate in the tournaments and have a great time,” said Josh Stolze, director of the Sixth College Tech Committee, which is organizing the event. “We want a record number of gamers who will get the opportunity to win prizes at this free and fun event.” 

The student-organized event is free to the public and sponsored by big names in the gaming industry, like Intel, Blizzard, Microsoft and FanBoyGaming.com. More than a record-breaking $7,000 will be given away in prizes this year and you can join in the fun.

The festival will be open Jan. 13-15, beginning at noon on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the battling begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 8 p.m. About 70 TVs, 50 consoles and 100 free-play games, such as Mario Kart and Duck Hunt, will be set up inside the campus’s Price Center Ballrooms.

Some of the latest gaming and video equipment will be available and tournaments will be held in numerous popular games, like:

Are you a gamer that loves to duke it out virtually? Visit the Winter Game Fest 2012 at on Jan 13-15. The public is invited to play for free or watch seasoned players win big. This festival is organized by students on the Sixth College Tech Committee at UC San Diego’s Sixth College. Click here for more information about Sixth College and this huge event.

Game on!

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