The Geekmates do Extra Life!

21 Oct

As a kid, I used to love the rare occasion of being allowed to stay up all night with friends and play video games at a sleepover. As an adult, it’s hard to justify taking time like that to hang out with friends and play games into the early morning. However, once a year an amazing excuse comes up to play for 24 hours, that not only is a fun time of gaming, but also raises money for a really important cause – Extra Life!

a great idea, and a great cause

a great idea, and a great cause

Extra Life is an organization that began in 2008, and has helped to facilitate this really great gaming marathon for charity every year since. With the goal to play games and heal kids, money that is raised by each team is donated to a local children’s hospital of your choice – The Geekmates have chosen the Janeway’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, which is our local children’s hospital in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Last year I raised money on my on and played along and streamed with with Radio Playstation, and had a great time. This year, Dave and I decided to make a Geekmates team, and raise money for the Janeway with a 25 hour livestream on our Twitch channel! So here’s the plan: we’re going to post the games we have to play here. If you want to join in with some online, keep an eye on Twitter or Twitch to see when we’re playing, add us to PSN, and join in! If there’s something specific you want to watch us play off the list, or you want to guarantee an online spot with us, just donate 20.00 to one of us or the team and the choice is yours!

Our Games:

Online Multiplayer: The Last of Us, PSASBR, GoW Ascension, Uncharted 3

Dave’s Games: Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, Papers Please, Chvalry

Sarah’s Games: The Wolf Among Us, Beyond: Two Souls, Tales of Xillia, Backlog Trials

this will be us around the 18 hour mark.

this will be us around the 21 hour mark.

Here’s the thing though: we need your help! Our goal is $1000.00, and even a 5$ donation will be a great help in us reaching our goal to support our local children’s hospital. You can donate online on the website to me, Dave, or the team, and we will be taking cash donations up until and during the stream that we will add to the donations at the end!

We hope to have your support, both through donations and through support during the livestream! We may even have some giveaways for donators, so keep your eyes peeled! All our information can be found here:

The Geekmates Twitch Channel

Team Donation page, Sarah’s Donation page, Dave’s Donation page

The Geekmates, Sarah and Dave’s Twitter

The Geekmates Facebook

Extra Life

Sarah’s game list

Dave’s game list (coming soon!)

Please come chat, play with us, and donate as we raise money for the Janeway! Help us help kids!

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UPDATE: Our tentative schedule of games!

Extra Life Schedule:

9:30am -11:30am – groove of gaming (single player)

11:30am – 1:00pm – fun co-op

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Diablo III 4-player

3:00pm – 5:00pm – Dave PC stream

5:00pm – 7:00pm – Sarah and the JRPG’s

7:00pm – 8:30pm – EB store vs. store extravaganza

8:30pm – 9:30pm – podcast guests reunited!

9:30pm -12:00am – MP with RPS

12:00am – 2:00am – BC dudes

2:00am – 3:00am – something funny

3:00am – 5:00am – staying awake through DANCE

5:00am – 7:00am – independent play

7:00am – 9:30am – fun co-op to finish it off

Remember, this is tentative! If we get sick of something, or someone donates to the stream and wants to play something specific, we’re throwing this out the window. Also there’s a time change in there. Somewhere.

There will be swearing, fart jokes, and delirious 3am talk about definitely inappropriate things, so be forewarned when watching the stream!

Until next time!

CeraTopz (@Cerajoy)

Follow us here! @thegeekmates

 

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