The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California will host its third annual Maxgames videogame tournament on Friday, July 23. Finalists on several of the games will duke it out for the championship on the museum’s Giant Dome Screen and its 13,000 watt, 44 speaker sound system. The rest of the year the theater is reserved for showing IMAX films.
The tournament will also feature two of the creators of the well-known "Red vs. Blue" machinima series, who will talk about the series during the day and then show episodes on the Giant Dome Screen during the evening. Bungie, developers of HALO and HALO 2, will also provide a hi-res version of their nine-minute trailer for the upcoming HALO 2.
This year’s Maxgames tournament includes the following games: For PS2: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4, DDR Max 2 and Downhill Domination. For Gamecube: Mario Kart Double Crash, Super Smash Brothers Melee and Super Monkey Ball 2. For Xbox: NASCAR Thunder 2004, SSX 3 and HALO.
Finals for the following games will be played on the Giant Dome Screen: Super Monkey Ball 2, NASCAR Thunder 2004, SSX 3, Mario Kart Double Dash, HALO and Downhill Domination.
For more information on the Maxgames tournament and instructions on how to register, visit http://www.thetech.org/maxgames.