Oh boy! It’s time to play games for the kids again. This is my 3rd year, and I’ll be playing games for 25 hours starting at 8:00am on November 3 (Sat) and ending at 8:00am the next morning. (The extra hour is thanks to the end of daylight saving time.) Here’s my Extra Life Participant Page, where you can donate to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland and find all the info about my schedule and streams. I’m also bumping up my goal from $200 last year to $269 this year, just because.
Third time’s a charm for streaming. This year I’ve got a new VR room setup and I even have a webcam, so I’ll be streaming and you’ll be able to watch the games as well as me playing them. I’ll attempt to talk more than I typically do, so that you can get my running commentary on the games that I’m playing. My Twitch stream is embedded here, followed by a link to my YouTube stream, for your viewing preference.
I will also have a schedule set up with all of the games listed so that you know when to watch if you want to see a specific game. Here’s a list of potential games that you can vote for: Extra Life 2018 Game List
I’m planning on doing more VR games this year, now that I have a clear space in which to play. I’ll likely alternate between VR and monitor games to give the headset a chance to cool off and let me sit down.
The Extra Life gaming marathon is happening on Nov. 4 (Sat) this year. I’ll be playing video games for 25 hours (thanks to daylight saving time ending that night) starting at 8:00am. The purpose of the marathon is to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network, and my donations will go to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in particular. It also gives me an excuse to try out 25 games that I have purchased, but have not played yet for whatever reason.
Since I raised $165 last year, which was over my goal of $100, I’ve doubled my fundraising goal to $200. In exchange for the increased goal, I’m going to attempt to stream the games this year. I’ll also try to get a headset working so that you can hear my random commentary while I play, and perhaps even hear me shout obscenities when a game is being stupid. I’ve been testing some streams on YouTube and Twitch so far, and I am leaning toward YouTube at the moment.
Extra Life 2017 Game List
I’ve created a form which lists all of the games which I will have ready to play. You can click the link above to see the list. You can also vote for any games that you would like to see me play, which will give them priority. Similar to last year, I will be playing each game for 1 hour, and these are all games which I have not played yet. If I have any technical issues, I’ll simply move onto the next game.
If you feel like donating (which is tax-deductible, by the way), click this banner:
I’ll be putting together a list of 24 games for the event, with some backups just in case. There will be PC, console, and mobile games, with several in VR. My plan is to play each game for at least an hour, and see how far down the list I can get. If I happen to come across a game that I want to play for longer, then that’s what’s going to happen.
I’ll be posting to my social media accounts to keep a running update of my progress. I’ll also be trying to set up some software to allow streaming for games that are compatible with it. Console and mobile titles will not be streamable, unless I can find a web cam in my pile of hardware.
Feel free to check in on me during the event to see how far I’ve made it, or just to heckle me for my game choices. Game on!