PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s game on in downtown Pittsburgh.

The ReplayFx Arcade and Video Game Festival is underway at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

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Carnegie’s own Replay Foundation organized the event, and for the second year in a row, it’s kept the festival here in Pittsburgh.

“We’re very lucky to have the Replay Foundation based here that owns all of these games,” said festival-goer Joe Scaletta. “They own 500 or some pinball machines, so it is really nice.”

One of the highlights of the festival is the Pinburgh Match-Play Championship. It’s the world’s largest pinball tournament.

A total of 700 competitors are playing and more than $100,000 in prize money is on the line.

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But the weekend-long festival has a lot more to offer than just competitive pinball.

“We have about 520 pinball machines, about 275-300 arcade games, a couple thousand console games and a bunch of other fun stuff. Everyone’s welcome to come down and play,” says festival director Mark Steinman.

There are also panel discussions and live music.

The festival runs through Sunday and for more information, visit their website here.

“The arcade’s open roughly from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day Thursday through Sunday, and there’s a couple different types of passes, but basically, if you come down here, it’s going to cost anywhere from $25 to $30,” says Steinman. “But once you walk through the door, everything here is on free play, so you can just walk up to the different games, leave your quarters at home and just walk around, smile and have a good time.”

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Heather Abraham