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Bow Wow, The Game Play a Game of Madden for Charity

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Hip-Hop Heavyweights The Game and Bow Wow battled in a game of Madden on Xbox for charity Friday night in Hollywood | Photos by Konsole Kingz

Because there is a Michael Strahan-like gap between the amount of fun had in playing a video game and watching someone else play a video game, the answer I most frequently give when posed with the question "Want to watch two guys play Madden in Hollywood?" is "No."

However, when the two people playing are named Lil' Bow Wow and The Game, I'm going to do my best to get there.

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On Friday night I did just that. I gave it my best to make it over to Hollywood night club, Holly's to watch hip-hop heavyweights The Game and Bow Wow play a game of Madden '09 on Xbox 360.

Unfortunately my best was not good enough to get into Hollywood on time; chalk that up to having a job, the traffic that a typical Friday evening brings and a little bit of chaos in the Hollywood and Highland area that might have been caused by Stand Up for Cancer at the Kodak Theater.

Kudos to Konsole Kingz and Xbox for organizing the first hip-hop-related event in the history of hip-hop-related events to ever start on time. I was hoping that it wouldn't start on time, however, and I would have been able to catch all or most of the virtual action.

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Much to my dismay, I did not get to Holly's on time. By the time I arrived, the gear was being packed up and a few post game interviews with spectators who were able to make it on time were being conducted.

I did get there on time to watch the most recent addition to the "Entourage" cast, Bow Wow and his own entourage get in a black Escalade to head off to wherever Bow Wow goes on a Friday night.

In the short time I saw Mr.Wow, I couldn't help but notice he wasn't in the kind of mood that a man who would have won a game of Madden witnessed by hundreds of people would have been in. That's because he didn't win. In fact, he was beaten rather badly.

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With home field advantage The Game, who may have mentioned once or twice or 81,000 times that he reigns from the City of Compton, defeated Bow Wow by the score of 55-22. From what I was told by the onlookers, entourage members, eye candy and public relations staff who were in attendance, Bow Wow was no match for The Game controlled New England Patriots. Apparently The Game was quite proficient with his one-two punch of Tom Brady (virtual Tom did not suffer a season-ending injury) and Randy Moss; passing all over Bow Wow's Cincinnati Bengals (seriously Bow Wow, there are guys on the Bengals who wouldn't even use the Bengals in Madden).

The Game, whose album LAX was the number one album in America last week, proved that he has a lot of free time on his hands to work on his Madden skills and that he may take his video gaming a little too seriously. He wore eyeblack under his eyes, mouthpiece and at one point donned a football helmet, three things that are very necessary in real football not at all necessary when playing football on your Xbox 360.

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With his victory The Game took home $100,000, which he blew on another face tattoo. No, I made that part up. Actually the $100K went to the charity of Game's choice.

More photos and coverage of the event are available atKonsole Kingz.

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Jermaine Dupri provides moral support to Bow Wow who was beaten badly by The Game