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Video Gamers Win Money For Charity

Joystick Junkies have announced the three games which will be used for the Trueplayerz Tournament - the new monthly charity gaming event.

There will be three hourly heats taking place on Burnout 3 on Playstation 2, Halo 2 on Xbox and WarioWare on Nintendo DS plus there will be some retro classics on the Atari Flashback console.

For those of you who missed the last press release amidst E3 madness here you go...

This summer, a new style of event is offering video games fans the chance to win money for their favourite charities

Titled Trueplayerz and organised by British video games fashion label Joystick Junkies, the monthly events have already received support from several major video games companies including Xbox, Nintendo and Electronic Arts.

The simple concept allows anyone to turn up, pay £3 to take part and if they win the tournament they get to choose a recognised charity to receive the total entry fees.

With generous donations of free games from publishers, gamers will also benefit from loads of great prizes throughout the day.

The event takes place this Sunday 29th May at The Medicine Bar on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, London and runs from Noon-6pm

In addition, UK members of PMS Clan, the world's largest community of girl gamers will be turning up to host the VIP room and will be taking on all comers in some friendly matches.

Starting midday and running till 6pm the tournament is open to anyone 18 and over. The daytime tournament is followed by an after party starting at 7pm. Entry to the Medicine Bar where the tournament is taking place is free whilst the tournament entry fee is just £3 and the after party is £5.

Full web links full details will be updated here:

Event: Trueplayerz

Date: Sunday 26th May

Schedule: Hourly Heats from Noon-5pm with prize giving at 6pm

After party: 7pm-2am

Location: The Medicine Bar, Great Easter Street, Shoreditch

Nearest Tube: Old Street, Northern Line

Entry: Over 18's Only. Free to enter bar tournament area

£3 to play in tournament

£5 entry to after party

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