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Games Done Legit

As a lifelong Clevelander, gamer and producer of international events in the videogame world, I've witnessed firsthand how social videogaming brings inclusiveness, camaraderie, and electrifying experiences to any group.

Gaming has provided a unique form of entertainment enjoyed by men and women, boys and girls of all ages and backgrounds for 40 years. And gaming is truly the new American pastime.

Games Done Legit's software and hardware library span across decades of videogame classics, with a venue and entertainment plan customized specifically for your event!

Chris Hatala
Event Director and Owner, Games Done Legit

Chris Hatala

Owner / Event Director

Right now, you might be thinking, “What do videogames have to do with special events?” Our story of Games Done Legit‘s origin demonstrates how interactive entertainment brings us together like nothing else.

Growing up, I was an unpopular, short, smart, nerdy kid with insanely unmanageable head of hair. But after school, none of that mattered.

Through videogames, I learned to test my skills, overcome challenges, experience new worlds, and make new friends. Arcades were the only place I didn’t feel self-conscious about my height! The normal things kids tease you about don’t apply in the gaming world.

Early on, I began to understand the uniting, feel-good, social power of videogames.

Then from 2006-2012, my friend and I created and directed what became one of the world’s international videogame tournaments. I got to meet and entertain people from all different countries and walks of life.

Our annual event drove home to me what amazing impact videogames can have on our lives.

Whether you grew up with Pac-Man, Mario or Minecraft, videogames are a huge part of our culture. My story is not unique: for many of us, games have a profoundly positive effect on our lives.

I started Games Done Legit to share that joy with everyone during the biggest events of their lives.

I hope you enjoyed our story. I want to hear your favorite gaming stories, whether it was hours of Mario Kart in high school or quarters spent on getting just one level higher in Donkey Kong.

Then we can build an interactive event experience that your guests have never imagined and will never forget!

Game on!

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