Friends, Romans, countrymen: lend me your ears. And some of your money. And by 'lend' I actually mean 'give'.
On Saturday October 20 myself and Matt Nellis will be going into the VideoGamer.com office to kick off our attempt at a 24-hour gaming marathon for Extra Life, an annual charity event that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals. We're going to be playing one of the few series' I could feasibly imagine playing for 24 hours without having a breakdown, and that's teh Haloz
We'll be livestreaming the entire day on Twitch.TV, and promise a plethora of prizes and entertainment for viewers and donators. It'll be just like watching The Truman Show, only if the Truman Show was about two dudes doing nothing but eating pizza and playing Halo for an entire
Last year, Extra Life raised more than 1.2 million dollars to save kids, but in 2012 our goals, just like the needs of the children, are much, much higher. The Royal Hospital for Sick Children is a place where thousands of children are treated each year. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.
So, join in (and donate - even just a little bit!) to watch me devolve slowly into a primordial soup for the sake of charity and our communal love of Master Chief. We'll be tackling the main series in order. So that's:
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Halo 2
- Halo 3
- Halo: Reach
We haven't chosen to do Halo: ODST because we're (optimistically) hoping to clock through each game in six hours a piece, but if we reach our donation target then I promise to forsake sleep and throw that into the mix as well. No, we're not doing Halo Wars.
Donations are tax deductible (though we don't know enough about money to know what that really means) and are going to a good cause.
You can donate by visiting the link below, and keep updated with the precise timings and information by following our event's Facebook page or @squidmania and @mnellis on Twitter.
<3 <3 XOXO <3,
Martin + Matt
$426.00 Amount Raised 24 Donations Received
Matthew Nellis (Captain)
$394.00 Amount Raised 23 Donations Received