Retro consoles and gaming for charity happening this weekend

Events, Gaming, Nintendo, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Image courtesy of Endgame.
Image courtesy of Endgame.

The weekend may be chock full of pre-Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, but two gaming events in Tempe aren’t aiming to follow the trend. Endgame Bar and The Gaming Zone will be holding a tournament for a good cause and a trip into the gaming world of yesterday year this Saturday.

The barcade Endgame located on Mill Avenue, will be hosting a Halo Slayer tournament at 12 p.m. for charity. The tournament is being held in honor of Monty Oum, a Roosterteeth animator known for his work on the Halo-based web series Red vs. Blue, whom recently passed away.

Entry for the competition will be $10, half of which will go towards the Child’s Play charity, and the other half towards the main prize pot. For more details on teams and tournament rules, please check their official event page.

For those more interested in classic games, The Gaming Zone on Broadway Road will be hosting another one of their signature Retro Game Nights. The event will start at 1 p.m. with several mini-tournaments being held for games such as Pokemon Stadium, Super Smash Bros. 64, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own old school games to play with others. For more info, check out their official event page.

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Christen BejarChristen Bejar is a freelance gaming writer who started the local blog The Pause Button while studying at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. For Nerdvana, Bejar reviews video games and also previews, recaps and photographs many local events from a gamer's perspective.