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Extra Life 2017

Hello, again!

To date, I've played over 92 hours of video games to raise a combined total of $1334.19 for Children's Specialized Hospital. And last year, our team, Team #KnifeShoes, raised $4,695 for hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network.

It was incredible. You were incredible. And I'm proud to be back for Extra Life 2017!

And I couldn't have done it without you.

So, to find out more about what I'm doing this year, click here. Or if you wanted to know more, keep reading...

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So, wait, what's Extra Life?

Extra Life is a 24-hour video game marathon that raises money to help sick kids. But we need your help.

Me? How can I help?

The quickest way is to click here and make a donation to the Children's Specialized Hospital. (It's tax-deductible!) My personal goal this year is to raise $250 before the end of my 24 hour marathon, and I'd appreciate any help you can give those kids.

I'll be enjoying games and mild discomfort for a whole weekend for a great cause, and you get to feel like a hero - it's win/win.

Is there anything else I can do?

Of course. You can share the link to my donation page via social media, tell your friends and family about Extra Life, or cheer me on during the marathon.

I'm thankful for anything you can do to raise awareness for this awesome cause. And I really appreciate everyone that helps me keep going with this every year, because it's way more difficult than it looks. (Especially after 4am...)

When is it?

It is Saturday, November 4th. I'll be starting the marathon at 8am Eastern Time, playing for 24 hours straight, until Sunday at 7am. (Thanks, time change!) But you can donate whenever between now and the end of that weekend.

Will you do anything if I donate?

Uh, yeah! If you make a donation, I'll thank you on the stream and via Facebook and Twitter during the marathon (if you want). And if you like, you can make requests for me to do something special for you during or after the marathon.

I've got 24 - 34 hours to fill, and as I proved in the previous years, I'll do pretty much anything within my power to help (or make you laugh).

What if you beat your goal?

If we beat my donation goal of $250, I will play for extra hours on Sunday, November 5th.

Yeah, that's a lot of gaming in two days - as long as we beat that goal. So, let's do it! Make Jeremy Bentham's stuffed corpse proud by making your friend suffer for the great good.

Yeah, but what if you REALLY beat your goal?

If I can raise beyond $250, I'll keep going with some (hopefully awesome) things for you to enjoy, like...

At $350, I'll record a 15-20 minute "ASMR" video of me playing something incredibly violent, accompanied by the soothing sounds of my subdued rage and bile. (Probably PUBG.)

At $500, I'll stream my first attempt at playing Skyrim during November and December. (Yes, I've never played Skyrim. No, I don't like dragons.)

At $650, I'll do a second season (12 episodes) of Every Little Bit, the gaming podcast I started with Jay. And this time, we'll set it up so that you can listen to it through all of the popular podcasting apps instead of just YouTube.

At $800, I'll do an Extra Life sequel weekend! Since so many people also wanted me to play space games, I'll follow up over the Thanksgiving weekend with 24 hours of Elite: Dangerous, Stellaris, No Man's Sky, The Turing Test and Ghost 1.0.

At $1,000, I'll set up a regular streaming schedule after completing my Skyrim playthrough to go back and play through Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4, to give you a full tour of the modern Fallout universe.

And in the unlikely event that we go beyond $1,000 - I'll set up two weeks in the near future to play through both of the other two options that didn't get picked, so everyone gets to see me play what they voted for in the polls.

One last question - how can I follow along?

Like last year, I'll be streaming most of my marathon on Twitch and Mixer, with interludes of Google Hangout (viewed via YouTube). And you can also keep track of me throughout the day on Twitter and Instagram, where I'll be sharing updates about my progress.

So, please, if you can, make a donation to Extra Life and help me help you help some sick kids.


All times are Eastern, since I'm in New Jersey. (And subject to bathroom breaks in between.)

The results of the poll are in, and this year's theme is đź—ˇVIOLENCEđź—ˇ. Which means I'm going to be cracking some skulls and generating some gibs.

On the Way to Game Day

On Monday and Friday nights in October, starting on October 2nd, I'll be playing through Borderlands 2 and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. And whenever I can, I'll be broadcasting the last bits of my playthrough of the very excellent (and violent) Heat Signature.

Game Day Eve - November 3

On the night before Game Day, I'll get ready for the marathon by playing some Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. (And if you'd like to join me, feel free to shoot me a message on either Twitter or Facebook.)

Game Day - November 4

EXTRA LEVELS - November 5

And thank you, thank you, for helping me help you help sick kids. It's an honor.

And lastly, thank you to everyone that made last year special, including Dave Mathis, Bobgar Ornelas, Dave Jordan, Greg Pilling, Mike Slavin, Aileen and Chris Reilly, Ryan Closs, Dan Emmons, Darcy Yusuf, C Kevin Porter, Lauren Nagle, Andrew Sanford, Mel Marrero, Demps, Ali Colluccio, Joanna Amador, Hoi Yuk and Brandon Griffin, Tim, Natasha Alterici and Christopher Walsh.

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