Extra Life 2017

The short version:

I’ll be playing games for 24 hours (again!) on November 11th to benefit Children’s Hospital here in Pittsburgh. You can support my efforts by GOING HERE TO CONTRIBUTE A PLEDGE. You should also be able to watch my live feed of the gaming day on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rickreynolds1969.

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.

Based on previous years, I’ve set a goal of $300. That should really be attainable. I’m not an overly competitive guy, so I’m not on a crazy campaign to out-do previous years’ amounts (although that would be great), I’m just wanting to do something fun that benefits kids. I’d love it if you would sponsor me by GOING HERE TO CONTRIBUTE A PLEDGE.

In previous years I’ve only played on systems that were pre-crash (i.e. pre-1984 or so). So everything would pre-date the NES. I’ll certainly be concentrating in that area again, but I might branch out a bit this year. There are some great pinball games I like to play on the ouya, for instance.

I’m also considering playing some arcade games with a camera over my shoulder to stream the audio/video — my current arcade setup doesn’t feature any kind of dual screen setup to allow me to send the video to another device.

At any rate here’s a list of stuff you can expect to see if you pull up my live feed:

  • Intellivision
  • Atari 2600
  • Odyssey 2
  • Colecovision
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • Bally Astrocade
  • Vectrex
  • Fairchild Channel F
  • Emerson Arcadia
  • Pong (assuming I can get an opponent)
  • RCA Studio II (New this year!)
  • Unisonic Olympian 2600 (New this year!)

I’m still doing some testing and tweaking of my setup for streaming the games onto youtube. But you should be able to see the gameplay by going to my youtube channel on the game day November 11th: https://www.youtube.com/user/rickreynolds1969.

Thanks so much!