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Anthony Thomas

Giant Bomb Extra Life 2020

Full Disclosure: I work for Epic Games. My views are my own and do not reflect my employer. 

On November 7th starting at 9am EST, I'll be playing games for at least 25 hours to raise funds for sick kids at Johns Hopkins Children hospital.
Be sure to tune in on Twitch starting at 9am!

Here's how it works

  • Extra Life is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • On Game Day (Nov. 7th), I will join the thousands of gamers and dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU!

  • 100% of the donations go to Johns Hopkins. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids!

  • What platforms will you be playing on?

    • I will have PC and a Switch hooked up. Typically I have other consoles, but in past years I simply did not use them. 

  • Is this PG? Yes! It's for the kids, so I try to keep it as clean as possible :D. This year I'm instituting a "swear jar" policy. If I cuss, I donate $5 to my campaign!


If you came here from the Gameboy Macro page you will be please to know I'm raffling a Macro based on donations to the stream! 

Rules will be the same as last year. Every $5 counts for one entry in the raffle. eg: $20 = 4 entries. 

If you win the raffle I will contact you using the "Send Thanks" feature. Though if you're worried, feel free to message me on Facebook or email me at confirming your entry. I will sort out the raffle on Sunday or Monday once I regain consciousness and contact the winner to inform them!

Please view this post on the Macro website to see the colors available! If we hit $2500 I'll add a second Macro :D

Donation incentives

Just enter the details in your notes! Any game requests you can stack by donating multiples if you so choose.

Note: A full list of games I own on steam is here: any other games I may not own, I'll buy based on the price points below. 

  • Any donation of $5 or more enters you into the raffle. These do stack, so $10 is two, $15 is 3, etc!
  • Any donation of $50 or more - I'll play any game you want ($20 or less) for at least 30 minutes.
  • Any donation of $100 or more - I'll play any game you want ($40 or less) for at least an hour.
  • If we hit $2000 I will extend the stream by 1 hour, for a total of 26 hours.
  • If we hit $2500 I will raffle a second Macro
  • If we hit $3000 I will extend the stream by 2 hours, for a total of 27 hours.
  • If we hit $4000 I will raffle off a Nintendo Switch and your choice of game (up to $60 USD). If I can't find a Switch in stock then I will instead send a gift card to your preferred retailer for the cost of the switch + game. 

*Games must be easily attainable (eg: Epic Store, Steam, GOG, etc)

What Games am I planning?

I don't have a finalized list. But for now it is:

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