Extra Life 2015

We’re done! I managed to stay up playing games for 24 hours – approximately 8:30am on Saturday 11/7 through until 8:30am on Sunday 11/8. Thanks so much to everyone who donated to Children’s Hospital! At the end of the 24 hour gaming marathon, my little campaign has raised $730.00. Obviously, that is what it is all about, and that is where the praise and credit is due. Thanks again, everyone who contributed even a little!

Click here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2YoK6DyOJ8 for video 4.

Click here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toLGntx-73M for video 3.

Click here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JfChF9Vjdo for video 2.

Click here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYiDH–cu8I for the first 8 hours of video.

The short version: I’ll be playing games for 24 hours on November 7th to benefit Childrens Hospital here in Pittsburgh. You can support my efforts by GOING HERE TO CONTRIBUTE A PLEDGE.

The longer version: Every year the Extra Life organization has a gaming day where people pledge to play games of any kind (video games, board games, card games, whatever) for a 24 hour period. People can pledge money to support these gaming efforts and the monies collected go to help a local Children’s Hospital.

It’s kinda like a walk-a-thon or other such fund-raiser – you pledge money towards a good cause in a way that also supports the efforts of a friend.

Anyway, I setup my pledge page with the smallest goal possible, just so I could get things going this year. I have no idea what a reasonable goal should be, so we’ll see. I’d love it if you would sponsor me by GOING HERE TO CONTRIBUTE A PLEDGE.

My “schtick” for this year is that I’m going to attempt to play nothing but pre-crash video game systems for 24 hours. Nothing NES or later! I’ll be playing on the following systems:

  • Intellivision
  • Atari 2600
  • Odyssey 2
  • Colecovision
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800 (yes, technically this isn’t a pre-crash system, but it developed pre-crash and definitely has pre-crash hardware inside)
  • Vectrex
  • Bally Astrocade
  • Fairchild Channel F

As soon as I finalize my plans for how to do it, I’ll post a URL here where you can watch my gameplay during the day on November 7th.

Thanks so much!