Good MORNING, gamers!
No, you’re not hallucinating – this is being posted at 4am. Why?
Because we’re participating in Extra Life 2011!!!
Never heard of it? EL2011 is a charity event which helps gamers like us, give to hospitals participating in the Childrens Miracle Network.
How does it work? You know those walk-a-thons some charities have where they raise money for their cause via a team or individual contribution? Well this is JUST LIKE THAT, only we’re clocking in hours of video gaming as opposed to miles of activity.
So far team FORTHEYUM has raised $50 toward our goal! We’re totally astonished, BTW. Since we got wind of this event at the last minute (read: a week ago), we didn’t expect to even come close to our goal, but with the support of friends and family we were able to hit thw half-way mark!
If you’d like to check out our team page, visit http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&eventID=501&teamID=7620.
For the last 20 hours, GamerMan and I have been playing Rift with a hundreds of other folks – questing, crafting, raiding, streaking, you name it – and it’s been a BLAST!
4 hours to go and there are still 4 energy drinks in the fridge, a box of Teddy Grams, and 3 protein bars for us to nomnom on. Think we can make it? :D
UPDATE @9.15a: 24 consecutive hours of gaming completed! Man, those last hours were frackin’ crazy – now we get to relax and hibernate for the winter. See y’all at the first thaw!