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Hey folks! In support of McLeod Children's Hospital, we'll be playing video games all day on Twitch on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 2019, starting at noon Eastern.

This year, we're doing GameCube again, so we're calling it GCN REDUX! When you donate, leave a comment indicating which GameCube game you’d like to support—we’ll be playing the games that receive the most donations! (US releases only, please.) You can also donate to our new feature, ROULETTE! (Explained below).

For our 8th year of Extra Life, we're introducing a fun new feature called Roulette. Instead of donating to a specific game, you can donate to "Roulette". Occasionally the roulette will activate and give its entire pool to any game that's already raised at least $25. If you like mayhem, this might be the option for you!

Dan will be reading your donations, and Chaz will be running our donation system. To make everything run smoothly, and to hopefully play MORE GAMES THAN EVER BEFORE, we have a few rules for choosing a game:

  • Be sure you add a message! This is where you'll indicate the game (or "Roulette") you'd like to see played. You can write other things here, too - your donation may be read on stream! (If you don't want your message read, just include a note at the top of the message.)

  • Don't use a single donation to vote for multiple games. If you want to donate $10 towards two games, please make two $5 donations. It helps out everyone running the donation system!

  • Please choose a specific game, not “Stephen’s choice”, “Mallory’s choice”, “Kepler’s choice”, etc — if you don't have a game listed, we'll put your donation toward "Roulette"!

  • While we will try to read all donations on stream, we'll be prioritizing reading donations of larger amounts. Every donation is extremely important to us, and to the hospital! However, we want to spend the most time possible playing games. Also, we'll be saving donations to read later into the night, so if you don’t hear your donation read right away, it may be read in the wee hours (when things start to get a bit loopy!)

The game with the highest total is dropped to $0 and played for ~30 minutes, then we move on to the next game and repeat the process. It's possible for the same game to be played multiple times, if donations for it climb back up the list a second or third time!

Here is the master spreadsheet that shows what is winning. Also, there is a tab named “All Games” that has a list of every GameCube game, if you want to find a game to donate to: Click here to see what's winning!

The hashtag for social media is #GCNExtraLife — if you're an artist, please tag your creations with this and you might see it appear on the stream throughout the day!

If you can’t wait for the event, check out our previous streams right here! See you all on November 2nd!

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