It should come as no surprise that we like to give back and help in any way we can. That’s why when we heard about Extra-Life.org we wanted to get involved.
It was while talking to Timothy Majik that we first heard about Extra-Life.org and were enticed by the idea of a marathon of gaming for a good cause.
Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria Enmon. Tori’s battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia inspired the Sarcastic Gamer Community in a way that is difficult to describe. Members sent in video games and bought gifts to keep Tori’s spirits up despite numerous hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease.
Sadly, Tori lost her battle, but and idea was born from her death. Extra Life, a 24 hour gaming marathon to help raise money for her family. Others were quick to jump on board, but expressed a desire to also help children and hospitals in their own areas.
For more about how they came to be click here.
We like kids, though our show and site is not for them. That doesn’t change our desire to help them. So as of yesterday Mad World Radio has a team for Extra Life, it consists of myself, my wife, my younger brother and my son. Between the four of us we should easily pull off a 24 hours session.
You can play ANY video game, on ANY platform including mobile. We’ll be primarily using my 360 (gamertag madworldodd if you’d like to play us). The whole thing kicks off for us in the wee hours of the morning on October 20th. We’ll play all the way through the day, we’ll be swapping games occasionally, but here is a rough list of some of out games. If you own any of these feel free to add me and play with us on the 20th. Just shoot me a message with the game and time (we’re in the EST timezone)007 Golden Eye Portal 2 Ghostbusters Naughty Bear Bioshock 2 Dead Rising 2 (and Off The Record)
Max Payne 3 Borderlands 2 Blur You Don’t Know Jack Gotham City Impostors Left 4 Dead (1 & 2 with most of the DLC) Minecraft Burnout Paradise
Our goal this year is small. Our goal is $200 for this year. We figured we’re late in the game and wanted to keep our goal reasonable. Please feel free to donate and help us help others. All of our proceeds are going to Beaumont Children’s Hospital.