Welcome to Extra Life, an annual 24-hour video game marathon that raises money to help heal sick kids at your local children’s hospital. It’s never been this much fun to do this much good.
This year’s event begins at 8:00am in your local time zone on October 16th, 2010. Each of our participants is currently raising money by recruiting at least 4 sponsors to give $1.00 for each hour of the marathon (that’s $24.00 per sponsor).
I have signed up for a lofty goal of $1,170.00 for Boston’s Children Hospital :). A few friends will be joining myself and we will be marathon Halo for 24 hours. The current plan is a rush through on coop Normal through Halo Reach -> Halo 1 -> Halo 2 -> Halo 3. Reach and 3 will be 4 player coop and 1,2 will be 2 sets of 2 player coop. Our team will webcast the event and any ensuing shenanigans because I am sure Halo 3 will be a BSAngel surprise (Read as: team killing heaven) due to the exhaustion and caffeine taking over :P. I hope you will take your time, and open your wallets 😉 to a good cause.
I know it has been a while since my last update, I was being followed *shifty eyes*.
My next post was supposed to be me revealing the diamonds I found in my xbox. After the video was made shady characters began following me smelling a lot like manly people who bathe in Old Spice… Therefore I have been reluctant to post it. It will be made public tonight while they are distracted with the Launch of REACH.
Speaking of which!
Join me later for an unboxing and the my revelation upon opening my Box of X. As well as the video of my diamond search!
So I know I promised videos and screenshots however I have ran into a few snags on the video end, I bought bungie pro but it has yet to propagate to my acct. I will be taking this up on another end so until that happens enjoy this one grabbed from one of Bunige’s most recent updates.
First game of the night: http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Reach/GameStats.aspx?gameid=788692&player=EmprAnimalistic
+13 in my first match of reach I can deal with that. :). The rest of the night I ended up averaging out as I tried to get the feel for each weapon. I am about to start up the game for the night but before I do I wanted to note 2 things.
1. We are thinking of doing a ustream of the beta for a day, or two, or several. Let’s see if there is interest 🙂
2. Watch out for this elite he looks angry:
Enjoy and may the bullets fly true in all of your Beta madness!
Â Halo Reach Beta starts next monday, but the Friends and Family Beta Starts THIS WEEKEND, if you haven’t noticed from the insane amoutn of twitter traffic.
News Item 2:
Bungie and Activision enter into potentially Faustian Deal.Â The Deal links the two for the next ten years, while this isn’t necessarily good/bad news, it is … interesting. We all know Halo is owned by Microsoft. That is not an issue. What is an issue are the shenanigans that happened with Infinity ward. Here’s hoping that Activision doesn’t use their sole bungie publisher power for evil. NOTE: Helping Bungie towards world domination does not constitute as evil.Â Gamepro has an article showing some reactions to this news: http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/215016/tell-us-how-you-really-feel-activision-bungie/Â (featuring a tweet from yours truly:) )
This is a multiupdate frankly because I enjoyed the headline for it :P.
Halo 2 it was sad to see you go, but it was pure epic to see some people hold out for days due to maintaining connection to Bungie’s servers. You showed them you would not give up so easily. They said shut it down and you (to paraphrase the arbiter) responded with “Were it so easy…”. I was able to fit in a solid 9 hours and end at about 4 E.S.T., and only a 20 minute break. 🙂 One downside:Â X != reload especially not in Halo 3 Team swat while staring down the barrel of a BR