Drained. That’s how I usually feel after videogaming for 24 hours straight. But, once a year for the past three years, I’ve made that choice to help kids at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, because friends and family have believed in this cause enough to sponsor me. I’m doing it again this year and we’re upping the challenge, because the official day lands on November 2, which just happens to be on Daylight Savings Time.
Each year, I try to figure out as many ways to make this event as entertaining as possible for the people who sponsored me and to promote the event for others who may want to participate. This year, I seriously considered a live stream of my gameplay, but it just proved too expensive for something I wouldn’t use very often. However, there have been new technologies that have been released since last year’s event that I will use — Instagram video, photo apps for interactive participation and more. If you have any other ideas for promotion and entertainment, please let me know.
I’d be delighted if you’d like to sponsor me. My profile on the Extra Life website is at bit.ly/Jesserad. I’ve included a list of some of the more current games that I’ll be playing below, but I have a fair amount of digital games in my Xbox 360 library, so let me know what you have and if you want to play some multiplayer games. The last five hours are usually the toughest, so if you want to play some games at that time, I’d be most appreciative.
At this time, I’m $100 away from my goal and with everyone’s help, I’ve managed to raise $1,155.26 over the four years. If it wasn’t for the generosity of everyone I know, this never would’ve been possible, so I applaud everyone who has sponsored me. You’re all the best.
Here’s to another great year and let’s surpass the 2 million dollars that were raised last year!
The games I’m planning to play this year are as follows:
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (Xbox 360)
- Asura’s Wrath (Xbox 360)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
- Bioshock Infinite (Xbox 360)
- Minecraft (Xbox 360)
- Terraria (Xbox 360)
- You Don’t Know Jack (Xbox 360)
- 30 Flights of Loving (Steam)
- Hotline Miami (Steam)
- Amnesia: Dark Descent (Steam)
- Card Hunter (PC Browser)
- Plants vs. Zombies 2 (iOS)
- Infinity Blade 2 (iOS)
- Ridiculous Fishing (iOS)