Sponsor Me for Extra Life – A 24-Hr Videogame Marathon for Charity!


UPDATE: For every $24 worth of pledges, I will do a new episode of Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts!!! Already at 14 new eps!

Hello everybody!

Christiana here. I’m here today because I have decided to participate in something really exciting and special. I’m talking about the Extra Life Charity Event. Started as a Community Charity Effort at The Sarcastic Gamer, Extra Life is a 24-hour Videogame Marathon, where all proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network. Each participant chooses a local hospital to receive all donations. I have chosen the Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center.

So here’s the plan. On October 16th, starting at 8AM, I am going to be playing videogames for 24-hours straight. The only time I won’t be in front of the TV with a controller, or at the computer is when I need a bathroom break, or I need to take Luna outside for HER bathroom break. Those are what iPhone games are for! I’ve got a big selection of games to choose from, all the way from classic NES titles to brand new PC and PS3 games. Throughout the day, I’ll be tweeting, as well as recording the occasional audio, picture, or video update, to keep you all informed.

So here’s where all of you come in. I need sponsors. I need people who are willing to donate at least $1 per hour, at $24 total, to help me support the Children’s Miracle Network. So of course it’s a good cause, but why should you sponsor me instead of just donating the money straight to them, or sponsoring someone else?

Well! I have prepared a short list of incentives, to encourage you!

If you are willing to pledge $24 ($1 per hour), you can choose one of the following options:

1. You can choose a half-hour period during the day to have me play any game you want from the list of games I have available. You can find the list below. Choose anything from that list, or any downloadable game or demo that I can get for free, and I will play it for at least 30 minutes of my twenty-four hours, and I will record 30minutes worth of audio commentary and review, to be posted after the marathon is done and I’ve had some sleep!

2. Choose a time, and any available game with online multiplayer capabilities, and I will play multiplayer with you for at least an hour. If there is no particular reason to stop, we could potentially play longer, but I guarantee at least an hour, at whatever time you choose. Of course, times are first-come, first-serve.

3. And if you don’t really care about videogames that much, if you choose, I will email you a special sneak-preview of the first chapter of my current work in progress, the sequel to Nina Kimberly the Merciless.

If you are willing to pledge $48 ($2 per hour), you can choose one of the following options:

1. Choose any two of the $1 options.

2. You can choose to have a character named after you in “Victory”, my science fiction novel, which is currently in the rewriting phase, and which I plan to podcast sometime in the second half of 2011.

If you are willing to donate $72 ($3 per hour), you can choose from the following:

1. Any combination of the $1 or $2 options.

2. An autographed copy of Nina Kimberly the Merciless

3. A Space Casey “Casey’s Cadets” Lapel Pin

I am also happy to announce that Brand Gamblin, creator of Calls for Cthulu and Tumbler, has offered to donate three mini-cthulu plush toys, which I will give away to three lucky random sponsors during the big day.

So there we have it! I hope I can count on your support! If you would like to sponsor me, simply find the link at the top of this post that says “Sponsor Me!”

Thanks everybody!

List of Available Games (M – Indicates multiplayer available):

PC Games
Civilization V (M)
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age: Awakenings
Left 4 Dead (M)
Left 4 Dead 2 (M)
Dead Space
World of Warcraft (M)

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Legend of Zelda
Snake Rattle and Roll
Metal Gear
Metal Gear 2: Snake’s Revenge

Super Nintentdo (SNES)
Super Metroid
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
Super Mario All-Stars

Resident Evil 4
Bomberman Generation
Mario Kart Double-Dash
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Super Mario Sunshine
Legend of Zelda: Wind-Waker

Metal Gear Solid
R-Types (R-Type 1&2)

Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Shadow of the Colossus

3D Dot Game Heroes
Bioshock 2 (M)
Burtal Legend (M)
Demon’s Souls
Fallout 3
FIFA 11 (M)
Final Fantasy XIII
God of War III
Heavy Rain (with Playstation Move)
Little Big Planet (M)
Metal Gear Solid 4
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Resistance 2
Sports Champions (with Playstation Move)
Uncharted 2 (M)
Valkyria Chronicles

Playstation Network
Super Stardust HD
LocoRoco Cocoreccho
Bionic Commando Rearmed (M)
Mega Man 9
Super Street Fighter 2 HD: Remix (M)
Noby Noby Boy
Worms (M)
Battlefield 1943
Bomberman Ultra (M)
Fat Princess (M)
Critter Crunch
Pixeljunk Shooter
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapters 1&2
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Nintendo DS
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! 1&2
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Dragon Quest IX
MarioKart DS
Animal Crossing Wild World
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
Harvest Moon DS
The World Ends with You
Final Fantasy IV
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
Chrono Trigger
Rhythm Heaven
Cooking Mama
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Brain Age
Elite Beat Agents
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Pokemon Diamond

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