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GenCon Opens With Attempt at Record "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Tourney

The four-day game convention GenCon kicks off in Indianapolis today with what's expected to be a record-setting tournament of "Rock, Paper, Scissors."

Organizers expect about five-thousand people, more than double the previous record, to take a break from other games to square off for quick rounds of "Rock Paper Scissors" -- or, actually, the variation made famous on "Big Bang Theory": "Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock." The eventual champion will be crowned on Sunday, the final day of the convention, and win a MacBook.

Michael Williams is CEO of Oomba, which is running the tournament to showcase its new tournament-management social network app. Williams says the software is the product of a brainstorming discussion with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell about what it would take to have a universal tournament app.

Oomba will also be used to run GenCon tournaments for "Settlers of Catan" and games based on "The Walking Dead" and DC Comics characters.

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