It’s getting close to time to see if anyone’s interested in raising money for kids this year!
Extra Life is a 24 hour charity gaming marathon that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals. The date of the marathon this year is November 7th. Basically what you do is raise some money for sick kids, and then you go play video games for 24 hours! It’s pretty simple. You don’t necessarily have to play on the date, or even play for 24 hours, but it’s a lot of fun to try!
Last year Grouvee’s team raised $786.57, and I think we can do better than that.
If you guys are interested in joining up, there’s a team already created on the Extra Life site. Go here: Play Games. Heal Kids. | Extra Life and join our team!
Several of us streamed some of our marathons last year, and I’m going to do the same thing. Chime in here if you’re in!
For some reason that link isn’t working for me.
I definitely didn’t stream for the straight 24, I broke it up through the month, I’ll probably do the same this year. It’s hard streaming when you want to watch everyone else stream!
I fixed the link. That was a logged in version of the page I guess.
I’ve always wanted to do something like this. I definitely won’t be able to partake in the streaming, and since Black Ops 3 comes out on the 6th, I probably won’t be able to do it on the 7th because I’ll probably be working for 24 hours straight or something.
BUT! I will definitely donate some money and I will definitely look to play for 24 hours straight at some point next month!
Just joined the team. Looking forward to the 7th! How sweet would it be if we could rent a hall or something (if we get enough people) and all play together with a variety of consoles and games? Just dreaming.
Haha, if you want to figure out how to get to Indianapolis, we could have an exhausted 24 hour video game party.
I’m just putting this out there, I plan on streaming many hours of me playing and working towards the platinum trophy in FFX HD edition. I kind of put my goal on hold specifically for this marathon. I doubt I actually complete the feat on stream, but I plan on trying. I’ve got a lot of monster hunting and battles to do…
No. You stream until you get that trophy! And no breaks!
In other news, I might actually be able to do the 24 hour thing this year. With lots of breaks though, or else my back will punish me in a bad way for sitting in a chair for that long. Could be super cool though! Maybe I’ll even make a week of it or something, we’ll see, I might be a bit overly ambitious.
I’ll probably make up some milestone goals this year and a schedule. I’m excited! If anyone is interested, it could be fun to Skype chat while we’re each playing our respective games. Easier to keep going with company!
And watch out, Peter, I’ve got family up there, if I ever get roped into another reunion I might just flee to your house for that 24 hour video game party!
Maybe I didn’t read everything correctly but do donations have to be in by the 7th? Because…well, my donations are 50 bucks from me right now. I posted the link on my Facebook but I don’t have any takers.
You can actually take donations all year long. Basically ‘Game Day’ is just one big extra fundraising day. I’m pretty sure it’s a yearly cycle, so I’m guessing come 2016 is when your donation bar would technically ‘reset’ for the Extra Life 2016.
Thanks Jess! That’s a relief, I was all sorts of confused.
Anyone planning on streaming this weekend? I’m going to be doing my day on the 14th as I have to work on the 7th this year.
Is anyone streaming right now for Extra Life? It’s 6am in Australia, I wanna see some streams!! @Jess and I might be doing a Myst Marathon stream at some stage.