Well, it is that time of year again. The beginning of September for me starts the beginning of the campaign drive for more recruits and drumming up supporters for me. Extra Life this year is on October 15, 2011. For those of you that do not know, Extra Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon. Get people to pledge you money for every hour you play. You do not have to play video games, any game counts – play scrabble with the family, have a afternoon football game, that counts to – even naked twister if that’s what you like. Have fun and raise money for your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. If you are concerned you cannot play 24 hours in one day, break it up in two. Anything goes. Participate in the community get friends and family to sign-up. Have Fun, Heal Kids, Make Friends.
This year Extra Life is a little different there are two membership levels. The basic in which all participants start in at and the Platinum level. Basic is free, you are eligible for some prizes, but none of the big ones; Platinum costs 15 dollars and makes you eligible for bigger prizes, like a new XBOX360, and the yearly t-shirt. The current prize, the XBOX competition runs through September 12. The way to win works like this, raise money, the more money you raise the more entries you get in the drawing. So if you raise $1200 before September 12, then you get 1,200 entries into the drawing; simple right? Great – So get out there and start raising some money. You can register at the all new website - www.extra-life.org. You will notice that this year has a big sponsor - Microsoft. They are responsible for the XBOX and a whole bunch of 12 Month Gold subscriptions.
With Extra Life being on October 15th – there are plenty of new games to play, let me break down a quick list from now to Oct 15 -
- Resistance 3 (PS3)
- Dead Island (PC, PS3, XOBX)
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PC, PS3, XOBX)
- Rugby World Cup 2011 (PS3, XBOX)
- Star Fox 64 (3DS)
- NHL12 (PS3, XBOX) – Ill take the Hawks against any of you fools.
- Gears of War 3 (XBOX)
- Shadow of the Colossus and ICO Collection (PS3)
- Rage (PS3, XBOX, PC)
- Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (PS3, XBOX, PC)
- Batman Arkham City – Doh, the week after Extra Life, maybe I’ll do another Extra Life marathon!