Games go big-screen in Imax contest

David Becker Staff Writer, CNET News.com
David Becker
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David Becker

Video games will gain a whole new dimension--including a mild sense of nausea--with a contest Aug. 15 at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif. Game players who pass qualifying rounds will compete for final prizes in games projected on the museum's giant Imax screen, believed to be the first time an Imax screen has been used for gaming.

The Maxgames contest includes popular games for all three major game consoles, including "Halo," "Tony Hawk: Pro Skater" and "Gran Turismo." Registration is $25 for those wishing to compete in all-ages games, $30 for "mature" titles, with proceeds going to the Tech's education fund. For further details and registration, visit the Maxgames site.