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  1. 10 points
    After the completion of the 4th annual Extra Life United event, my family and I are in awe of all the Extra Life community has accomplished. I wanted to write and share this note on behalf of the Enmon family. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Extra Life GAMERS! Somehow these words just do not seem to be adequate enough to thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for Extra Life. The amount of money that was raised this year was phenomenal – Eleven million plus is just amazing. We never could have dreamt that “the little girl from Orange, Texas would leave such an amazing legacy”. Our family had such a wonderful time meeting so many new gamers, returning gamers, spectators, and their families at Extra Life United at Children's Hospitals Week. What a year for amazing things to happen - raising eleven million plus dollars in 2017; raising $40,000 at Extra Life United leaving Jeromy Adams speechless on stage, as well as having in attendance a Cow, Fairy, Unicorn, Dinosaur, a bottle of Hot sauce and many illuminating hairstyles! WOW just WOW, all of this and more will be cherished and remembered. As we reminisce about the past years, we cannot help but continue to thank Jeromy Adams and his family for his Dream! What a dream ride it has been and continues to be! We can only imagine what the future will hold for Extra Life and #forthekids. We want to send a great big THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to Liz, Mike, Lou, Jeromy and staff for planning such a wonderful event. To Tori’s Angels, we say THANK YOU, for providing your expertise to the process and to the event to ensure that it ran smoothly. Our family has discussed the event in great detail and we have an announcement. This year the Enmon Family will be awarding ELU Scholarships to applicants, to help defer some cost of the Extra Life United / Children's Hospitals Week trip in 2019! We hope that by helping in different ways, that perhaps some of the burden will be lifted for those who may otherwise be unable to make it to ELU in 2019. We will keep you posted as details become available. Thank you again for all of the love you continue to give to our family. Victor & Jo Ellen Enmon Christin & Justin Hommel, Corbin and Adilyn James and Stormy Enmon
  2. 4 points
    1. This is the biggest family reunion of people you’ve never met before. TL;DR: You’re going to make friends. A lot of them. You’ll know people from across the world now, and you have one amazing cause in common. Welcome home. I’ve been lucky enough to attend all prior Extra Life Uniteds (November 2014, February 2016, and March 2017). The feeling is the same every year – how did I not know this person before now? We’ve just met, but I feel like we’ve been friends forever! That first year was intimidating. I went in not knowing anyone, was keenly aware I was in a new place, surrounded by new people, oh, and I was also competing with everyone. But what I quickly realized was that everyone felt the same. Within minutes people were introducing themselves, arranging rides for each other, and generally just welcoming each other. I made friends all over the country, hung out all hours with them, and regularly keep up with them on Facebook. 2. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. TL;DR: Bring a contact card of some sort to hand out. Come prepared with business cards that have your name, email, phone number, and gamer tags. I’d also suggest including your city and state, the hospital you play for, and your Extra Life URL (customize it to have the same URL every year!). You can always exchange contacts on your phone and friend people on Facebook, but there are sometimes so many people you’ll meet handing over a card is easier. You may also get to spend time with hospital staff and partners you haven’t met before. Don’t have cards? No worries! Head to your local print shop and they can have some printed for you quickly. You’ll want heavy cardstock, and can also get full color printed on both sides, too. You can ask for them to be cut, but you’ll be charged per cut, or you can use a paper cutter and trim them yourselves. There are plenty of templates available for free on the web, and even in Microsoft Word. 3. The camera loves you. Love it back. TL;DR: Take that selfie. Share that post. Photobomb all the group shots. You’ll want to capture as much as you can, and you should be in the picture, too. If I have one regret about Extra Life United, it would be that I’m not in more photos. I’ve taken a ton, and I’ve shared a ton, but I’m not great about getting in the photos, or asking people to take photos with me. These photos will be shared all over and come up in your Facebook memories, so you should be in them! There are also professional photographers who will be taking photos all over, and you’ll be able to access those within a few weeks. Want a peek at past ELUs? Here you go: Extra Life United 2014 Extra Life United 2016 Extra Life United 2017 – Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 4. Even if you lose, you’re still winning. TL;DR: Not everyone is going to win prize money. But that’s okay. You’ll walk away with something priceless. Losing is tough. No way to sugarcoat it. But what you can do is prepare yourself a little bit for how you react. I’ve had some really, really tough losses at ELU. It hasn’t stopped me from going back. But I did take myself out of the picture for a bit, literally. One semifinal loss was particularly brutal for me, and I completely missed the closing ceremonies. I saw the pictures, but it’s not the same as being there. Especially when you realize you’re missing from the large group shot. ☹ It's completely okay to take a break. Head outside, get some sunshine or find a quiet corner for a minute. Take a short walk around the lake if you need it. But come back. You’ll thank yourself later. And your new family will be there to help you recuperate. 5. Take this! TL;DR: Pack all the things. TSA will love your board games. Got a bag of holding? Pack that, too. I like to think I’m a pro at packing light. I avoid checked bags if I can. But you may want to check your bag if you plan to bring along some board games. If not, give yourself extra time to go through security. Board games and all their little pieces tend to get extra attention. It’s also a good idea to tape your name and phone number on the inside lids of the games, just in case they need to find their way back to you. What else should you pack? Here’s a good starter list if you’re visiting ELU for the first time: Allergy medications (Florida pollen will be high) Reusable water bottle (cut down on waste and save money!) A sweater or hoodie if you get cold easily (the convention center rooms can be cold) Your favorite snacks (I always pack a few meal bars and gummies when I travel) Battery packs and charging cables for your phone, and extra batteries for other items Headphones (they can do wonders if you need a moment to yourself and are in a crowded area) ELU specific accessories (I’m not saying onesies, but I’m saying there will be onesies… Also, tutus.) Giveaway items: buttons, stickers, business cards Swimsuits if you want to take advantage of the pools near your hotel Heading to the parks? Make sure you have these: Comfortable shoes Extra socks Sunblock Hat Blister Block, moleskin, or cushion inserts to avoid blisters Comfy shorts or jeans (I like cargo shorts. All the pockets!) A bag that’s easy to carry (backpacks work best in the parks) 6. Get your swag on. TL;DR: This is a wonderful time to pick up some CMN Hospitals swag. For yourself, and for your donors! You can browse the online shop, but save shipping costs by picking up items at ELU. I like to wear a CMN Hospitals pin on my jacket anytime I travel. I’ll give a small gift pack of CMN Hospitals swag to donors (a stylus pen, screen wipe, and a lapel pin). Want to add to your collections of t-shirts? This is the place to get them! 7. Side quests are fun, but stick to the main story. TL;DR: You’ll spend way more time at ELU than you expect, and that may mean skipping out on other things. Unless you’re coming into town early or staying late, you may not have time for park visits or hanging out outside of ELU. Once ELU starts, plan to stay close by. As much planning goes into it, adjustments sometimes must be made and scheduled times can change. There is plenty of time to hang out in between games, but stay where the action is. Just remember – if you’re wearing your Extra Life gear, represent Extra Life well. (There may or may not be a story from the first year where I ever so kindly used my mom voice and asked a few boisterous Extra Lifers to turn their shirts inside out.) 8. You’re going to need a bigger boat. TL;DR: Actually, a place to keep all those contact cards, buttons, and other gift items you’ll receive. Don’t forget to bring some of your own! One of the absolute best and most amazing things about Extra Life United is having a chance to interact directly with the kids your Extra Life efforts are helping. You won’t want to miss the pin exchange with the Champions. This is happening on Thursday, March 8th from 10:00-11:15am. Most of the Champions bring pins to exchange – so bring some of your own! You can take photos with the Champions and have them sign an autograph book. Don’t have an autograph book? Buy a deck of cards and have each Champion sign one! Let them know they’re aces in your book. Some Champions use stamps because they may have trouble holding a pen. You can become a human autograph book, or have them stamp a t-shirt as a keepsake. Find out about each of the Champions here. Don’t have buttons? Don’t worry – you may be able to have some made quickly locally or with online shops, and have them shipped to your hotel. But you can also bring any other small item for an exchange, such as sticker sheets, playing cards, or mini-games. Your local dollar store is a great place to find items like this. You will get neat little string bag when you check in, but it can get full quickly, so you may want to bring a bag of your own to carry your stuff around. 9. You’re not the only one who is bananas for Extra Life. TL;DR: One of us! One of us! You’re not alone in your love and all-encompassing obsession with all things Extra Life. Get ready to have even more ideas to act on. I came to the first Extra Life United because I helped plan, manage, and run a large game day event. But I didn’t consider myself a true Extra Lifer because I didn’t regularly play games. And I also didn’t play video games. If anything, I liked board games and puzzle games I could play solo. I didn’t even register my first year of Extra Life, I just donated to others. After leaving Extra Life United, I realized I wasn’t alone in that feeling. But also, that I had nothing to worry about. Extra Life is for anyone and everyone who loves gaming – from whatever viewpoint. I still don’t play video games much. But I’ve discovered a whole new slew of board games. I’ve earned four medals of my own, and have gotten my whole family involved, too. I’ve shared ideas with so many others on planning game days, donor rewards, fundraising ideas – all of it. And I’ve gotten just as many ideas in return. Extra Life has made a massive impact on my life. For five years I planned and managed a massive Extra Life game day of a few hundred gamers. Every year I recommitted to do it again. And in 2017 I left the tech industry to work for CMN Hospitals. That’s how much I care for this cause. So, I won’t be competing at ELU this year, but I’ll be there and can’t wait to meet my new family members! ~Tanya K., 5th yr Extra Lifer from San Antonio
  3. 3 points

    Version 2.0.2

    4,112 downloads

    Download all of the "Broadcasting Kit" files by selecting "Download this file". Includes: - Donation Alerts - Miracle Stories and Commercials (same as Multimedia Kit) - Talking Points - Overlays - Profile Buttons - Custom Community Graphics Includes .eps files where appropriate and video clips (larger file download)
  4. 3 points
    Hello all, I've been video gaming for over nearly thirty years, collecting games and systems long the way: everything from classics like 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis, to more obscure systems like Virtual Boy, Pong clones, and the Astrocade. I've also been recently getting into tabletop gaming. While I've known about Extra Life for a few years now, this is the first time I'm trying to get involved. I'm also looking for some advice on running a large-scale event. I work at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (you may know us from the Mütter Museum), and I am exploring the possibility of hosting an EL event at the College. We have tons of event space and I am eager to fill those spaces with games, all the better if it is for a good cause. I just wanted to get some advice/tips about hosting an event. I'm sure many people do them on their own or with groups of friends but have any of you host any kind of large-scale event? I'm excited to be a part of the cause. Even if I don't host something for work, I'd like to do something on my own.
  5. 3 points
    We definitely appreciate the cautious attitude and questions. Regarding how Extra Life functions, it is as we say, the hospital sees the entirety of the donations made to it's participants. The amount of the donation made to an Extra Life participant is always made to the hospital that they support! The fee is not deducted from the donation, but covered by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The $19 fee to upgrade your account helps offset the cost of the actual incentives you receive when you reach fundraising milestones (t-shirt, sticker, medals, etc). If you have any further questions or concerns your can see our financial information here: https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/financials/ or send inquiries to support@cmnhospitals.org!
  6. 3 points
    Play Games. Heal Kids. Now to be perfectly clear, just playing games isn’t what is going to help the kids treated at your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. It’s telling your friends, family, coworkers and other community members about what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and then asking them to make a donation to your fundraising page in support of your efforts. Here are some tips & tricks to help you get started: Fundraising Tips & Tricks 1. Personalize your Extra Life Fundraising Page 2. Use the Extra Life Email Portal to ask for donations 3. Download the Extra Life Facebook and mobile apps There are also 1,000+ posts in our community forums of best practices that Extra Lifers from around the world are sharing and discussing with each other. Spend 15 minutes browsing the topics and I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that works for you. We're here to help you in your quest to save kids' lives through gaming! Let us know if you need any help at support@extra-life.org and a member of our crew will be in touch shortly afterwards. Thanks for all you do For The Kids, Mike, Liz, and Jeromy Team Extra Life Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Download the Extra Life Mobile Fundraising App! Manage and share your Extra Life experience on the go with our new Extra Life mobile and tablet app. This FREE app lets you fundraise and connect with others through SMS, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Email. You can update your Extra Life page and check your fundraising progress all from the palm of your hand. iOS | Android
  7. 3 points
    Hi there everyone! It was a lot of fun attending the guild event tonight. I'm planning to become a more active member of this community and figured I'd stop here first and say hello to everyone
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    Hey guys, I'm Bill! I know I have been putting off joining this guild for a while, since I'm not used to putting myself out there. But, I love games and helping those need, so this a great cause! I'm not too much of a streamer, but I would like to help out any way I can. I'm not able to make it to the guild meeting today, but I hope to see and talk to you guys soon!
  9. 2 points
    Hey All! Inspired by @herobyclicking's post http://community.extra-life.org/forums/topic/2625-seeking-big-hearted-gamers-for-spotlight-interviews/ I wanted to start this one asking what "Extra Life" tattoos or inspired tattoos do yall have? Or have seen?! Post! Post! Post! o/
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    Hello everyone! This is my first post to the Extra Life community but I'm a long-time lurker and 3rd year Extra Lifer. This year my team is hosting the first-ever (that we know of) official Extra Life race on iRacing for game night. We're calling it the Extra Life 150 and it will be held at the Lucas Oil Raceway for the Late Model on November 3rd. Race details are below but entry into the Extra Life 150 is a $5 or more gift to my portion of our campaign at Extra-Life.org/participant/JoshCox. The race will also be broadcast live on the Full Throttle TV network! It is my goal to make this the official iRacing Extra Life event each year. So if you race, please come out and join us. We currently have 11 drivers signed up to run and would always love more! If you have question please feel free to contact me directly at joshwcox@gmail.com. Race Details · Car: Asphalt Late Model · Track: Lucas Oil Raceway (150 laps) · Weather: Night – iRacing Default · Set up: iRacing Fixed · Fast repairs: 1 · Cautions: On · Entry into the Extra Life 150 is a $5 or more donation to the campaign · Winner takes home $30 · Second place takes home $10 · Third-Fifth place takes home DJ3 Extra Life team swag · Cash prize are NOT awarded from donations collected. Donations are 100% tax deductible. Our sponsors will pick up the tab for the prize money. Race Schedule · Practice: 8PM ET – 1 hour · Qualifying: 9PM ET – 5 minutes/2 Laps · Qualifying session will be 10 minutes in length with the final 5 being devoted to the drivers meeting. All drivers should make their lap prior to the 5 minute mark. Any driver recording a time post-5 minutes will be given and EOL penalty before the green flag. · Drivers meeting: 9:05PM ET – 5 Minutes · Green Flag: 9:10PM ET
  11. 2 points
    Hey everyone! I just released a new version that allows you to do a test donation alert so you can see how it will look / sound in your stream when you're setting things up. In the new ExtraLifeHelper.html file, change the new testDonationSeconds value to something other than zero. When the Helper loads up, it will show a test donation that many seconds later. Don't forget to set it back to zero when you're done testing. Latest version is v2.2. and can be downloaded here: https://github.com/breadweb/extralifehelper @MaelstromALPHA, this is something you and others requested.
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    Hey @thejennamonster! So sorry you have had some trouble! The website revamp DID move somethings around. You can edit the URL by logging in and going to "Your Page" > click the "Settings" tab just below your profile pic and thermometer > "customize" to adjust your URL. Let me know if this helps!
  13. 2 points
    Hello PDX Extra Lifers! I'm the new program director for Portland's Extra Life chapter and would love to get a guild started up again! Are you interested in helping? I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to reply to this thread or contact me directly. Let's get a kick-off meeting scheduled and brainstorm ideas on how we can raise $$ for kids fighting for their health at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Let me know if you're out there! Erin Olinghouse olinghou@ohsu.edu Assistant Director of Development Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation
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    Hey @Derek_Meyer, I believe you may be mistaken on what this forum is for. This is for tips about livestreaming via Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, etc.
  15. 2 points
    Hi everyone! The Extra Life Helper has been updated to work with the new Extra Life API. You won't notice a change as it is all under the hood. With that said, everyone needs to upgrade by July 16th before the old API is sunset. Previous versions of the Helper will stop working at that time. Here's the direct download. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help. https://github.com/breadweb/extralifehelper/releases/download/2.1/ExtraLifeHelper-v2.1.zip
  16. 2 points
    Got this last Saturday as a belated birthday present to myself. Courtesy of Cottage 13 in Hamilton, Ontario.
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    Hey all! For those that don't know me, my name is Joshua and I've been part of Extra Life for about 8 years now; and one of my first major adventures with Extra Life was participating in the Trion Worlds in-game event in Rift, back in the "good ol days". Rift has recently returned to a subscription-only progression server called Rift Prime, and to celebrate that as well as my 8th year of being an Extra Life gamer, I've created an in-game guild for anyone interested in giving it a shot. My IGN is Crysola, and I'm in the Guardian faction. The guild is open to players of *both* factions, and primarily designed as a way for us to connect and enjoy the game. For more info on Rift Prime, click here and hope to see you in game!
  18. 2 points
    I forgot I even made the top 30 cut!
  19. 2 points
    Hey everyone! It’s Lizzy, your friendly neighborhood volunteer coordinator for the 2018 Extra Life fundraising season! As we quickly approach May, we are about to jump into our first major event which means we need your help supporting the Extra Life booth at Momocon 2018: Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27. As before, those who volunteer to work a shift (no more than 5 hours max per shift), will receive a free full 4-day badge to the event so that you can experience all the Con has to offer when you are not manning the Extra Life booth. That includes access to all areas of the event including: Gaming Hall, Expo Hall, Main and sub stages, panels, classes and much more!! The only extra cost is for lodging, meals, souvenirs, and the Open World: Video Game Music concert. Just as last year, rather than just a table in the general organizations area, we are now part of the official MomoCon Charity Row section, complete with our own 10' x 10' booth!! We've got some great plans for the space, and I will be sharing those as we get closer to the event. We will be hosting a small meet and greet gathering the weekend prior to MomoCon where you can not only meet this year’s leadership team for the Atlanta Extra Life Guild, but also get some handy tips and tricks for volunteering as well as pick up your weekend badges. More detailed information regarding the meet and greet will be coming out shortly. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the link below to access the sign-up sheet. Please fill in as much info as possible so we have a way to contact you prior and during the event. Also, this is a first come first served event, and we have a limited number of passes available (16), so if you are interested you should sign up sooner rather than later! I will be onsite on and off throughout the event and always will be reachable by phone. I am super excited to meet you all and work with you throughout the year to make 2018 our best year ever #ForTheKids! Don't forget to come join us on both our official Extra Life Guild forums: http://community.extra-life.org/atlanta As well as our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ELGAtlanta/ Lizzy Fountain Volunteer Coordinator - Extra Life Atlanta Guild JustALizzy@gmail.com Volunteer Sign Up Page Here.
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    Hi everybody, my name is Jenn and John told me about his joining of extra life. I think it would be really cool to see what you guys are up to, so here I am! I heard Awesome con was fun. I'd love to come to the next meetup or whatever you guys have planned. I heard there is a discord also, and I'd be happy to join that and pop in to say hi sometime. Thanks for hearing me out! ~Jenn
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    70 signups today at Game Masters, thanks for all the hard work!
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    Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind the digital revival of Shadowrun as a turn-based strategy RPG, has returned, and this time they aim to revitalize mechanized turn-based strategy with Battletech. The company touts the project as "the first turn-based tactical mech combat PC game in over 20 years" which seems like a bit of a stretch, but Harebrained Schemes' track record with turn-based strategy is reason alone to get excited. Battletech casts players as the leader of a mercenary company that uses mechs to wage battles for whoever has money. Out on the edges of civilization, players will have to negotiate contracts for their crew, keep everyone alive, and also put a dethroned monarch back onto her galactic throne. Harebrained Schemes began working on Battletech after a successful Kickstarter raised well over its $250,000 goal to raise almost $2.8 million. The studio has a history of vastly successful crowdfunding campaigns, with each of the last four games finding additional funding on Kickstarter. The fact that backers have continued to support them over several releases indicates that they're incredibly good at pitching interesting game concepts and ultimately delivering satisfying experiences. Battletech will release on April 24 for PC. View full article
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    Hey everybody, We had a great recruiting booth at Emerald City Comic Con this year. It was my first time planning and organizing an event in my current role as Volunteer Coordinator for the guild. I hope I did an ok job. I want to thank everybody who volunteered to work the booth. I absolutely could not have done it without you! I am currently working on a follow up survey that I will be emailing out to all of the volunteers, so that I can get a feel for what worked and what maybe didn't. I just wanted to make sure that everybody knew that I wasn't ghosting on you. I am just trying to get everything gathered after a long Comic Con weekend. Keep your eyes peeled on future volunteer opportunities...For The Kids! Troy Starrett Volunteer Coordinator Seattle Guild
  24. 2 points
    There should be a section on the Miracle Mall for Extra Life Merch. I'm just sayin'.
  25. 2 points
    Hello Everyone! Last year was my first but was a pretty successful one! Can't wait for the event this weekend to meet you all.
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    Hello everyone. This is my first year raising money for Extra Life and Seattle Children's Hospital. I am bummed I can't attend the guild event coming up this month(it's my first wedding anniversary), I'm glad I found this place though! Here's to an excellent year of Helping Kids.
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    Hi/Hello, My name is Troy Starrett, and I recently moved to the PNW from sunny New Mexico, for better work opportunities. I first got involved with Extra Life through the Sarcastic Gamer community in 2010. This is my 9th year participating in the charity. I was previously raising money for the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital, because they were local, and they helped both of my daughters with medical emergencies shortly after they were born. I decided this year, since I was joining the Seattle Guild, that I should raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital (although it still feels a little bit weird). I sincerely look forward to working with all of you for this amazing cause. Cheers!
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    Hey, I'm Jennifer from Crazy Squirrel Game Store where we've run marathon events for the past few years (thanks to the organization of Josh McIllwain). We're up to it again this year and we're starting our campaign for donations and participation. Here's looking forward to another good year.
  29. 2 points
    I keep forgetting to post this. We met this awesome chick at ReplayFX in Pittsburgh when she came up to our table. I told her I had to get her photo so I could post it here. So I do have her permission but not her name. If this is you, say hello! You rock!
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    The Official Extra Life Stream Team Weekly Schedule Find out when your favorite Extra Life streamer is streaming on the Official Extra Life Twitch Channel. You can learn more about each streamer or send them a private message by hovering over or clicking on their @name. Support our streamers by clicking on the links to their Extra Life participant page or their personal Twitch channel. Be sure to read the details and apply today! ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN US TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED *Spanish Language
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    What is the Official Extra Life Stream Team? The Extra Life Stream Team is a group of our most enthusiastic community members who volunteer their time to provide a presence for Extra Life on Twitch.tv on the official Extra Life Twitch Channel. The Stream Team promotes the national Extra Life movement. The members of the Stream Team are goodwill ambassadors for Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. They represent the very best of our community through their dedication and passion for gaming for charity while live streaming. We Want Streamers! Do you have streaming experience? We are looking for Extra Lifers who have experience in streaming for at least 2 hours on a regular (weekly) basis for period of 8 weeks to start. Are you well versed in the Extra life program? Can you talk about it conversationally? Great! Don't have a ton of followers? Not a problem. However, live streaming is a skill and while we understand many of you may want to ‘get into streaming’, we are looking for folks who have a bit of experience engaging the viewer. Don't have experience streaming? Start streaming on your own channel, follow, watch and participate in chat in other streams. You have to start somewhere! We have a core group that know their way around a stream and are experts concerning the Extra Life program. If that sounds like you, then we want to hear from you. Your time to shine and share your love for Extra Life Being on the Stream Team is being an Extra Life aficionado. To be clear this about making Extra Life visible and to encourage participation. It's not about your personal donation page (though a casual mention during your stream is permissible), your guild or team. This application is solely for the person submitting it. If your fellow team or guild members are interested, have them complete an application! The more the merrier! If you are unable to stream during your assigned time please contact the Stream Team Lead- @allthewayj, @MajorLinux, or @heartandthesynapse What is expected of the Stream Team? Stream Amazing Content You’re free to stream just about anything you can "play". We are representing a children’s charity and you’ll be streaming on the official Extra Life channel, so we do require the following: You must use the official Twitch backgrounds provided in by the Extra Life team. Please, no modifications, donation alerts etc. These materials are approved by the national team and we appreciate you adhering to this guideline. NO PROFANITY AT ANY TIME (the all caps means we are serious). Keep it PG/PG-13 when streaming. Be sure to have an appropriate. family friendly screenname for Twitch, Twitter and the whatnot. Keep the content of your games to a maximum rating of “T for Teen.” No “M” rated games (and most games rated PEGI 16+, not sure? Ask!). This shouldn't be a big surprise! There are plenty of games to play outside of that rating. Get creative if you get stuck! Ask the Stream Team community if you get into a rut! Remember, it's for the kids. Use the Official Extra Life Stream Team assets when streaming. Console streamers MUST have access to a capture card and software that supports Twitch Stream Keys. (PS4 and Xbox One do not support this natively). Emulators and ROMS are not allowed on stream in adherence to DMCA. Contact the Stream Team Lead in the event you cannot stream. We are flexible and understanding of the needs of your personal schedule, just keep us in the loop. Failure to adhere to these expectations will affect your continued eligibility as a member of the team. It's all about Extra Life The primary focus while streaming on the official Extra Life twitch channel should be on promoting the Extra Life program. Your audience will be from all over North America and possibly the world. Focus on educating the public about Extra Life and encouraging them to register to participate. What does the Stream Team do? As a member of the Stream Team you will have... A regular, weekly, two hour block of time on the official Extra Life channel for at least a two month period. Depending on demand this could be extended. The opportunity to represent Extra Life to the Twitch community. An opportunity, once per hour, to promote your personal fund raising page, Guild, or Team on the official Extra life twitch channel. That warm fuzzy feeling of doing something that can help others join our amazing community. How to Apply You can check the official Stream Team Schedule for time slots. Please note that all times are shown as Eastern US time. Want to be an Official Stream Team Twitch Channel Mod? Do you have eye for trolls and know how to keep the chat rolling? Love Extra Life and have time to hang out with our streamers? Let us know! Complete the application above and select "Moderator" as the position you are applying for. Have any questions? Direct message the team leads, @allthewayj, @heartandthesynapse, @MajorLinux!
  32. 2 points
    Last year I promised to get a tattoo if I reached my goal. So I did. My wife also decided she wanted the same thing (her 13th). And this year I decided to do the same thing if I meet my goal. "Missouri is #1 flyover state" - Jabroni Times
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    Hey everyone! I just released version 2.3 of the Helper which contains a fun new feature. When a new donation is received, the donation message will be read with text-to-speech during the donation alert. You can choose one of three different voice styles or disable it. New option is in the ExtraLifeHelper.html file: var donationMessageVoice = "UK-female"; // Voice style for the reading of donation messages. // // Set to US-female, UK-male, UK-female or set // // to "" to not read messages with text-to-speech. I also fixed a bug where some of the fonts may not properly load making text look weird in some situations. As always, please let me know here if you have any questions or run into any issues. Latest download: https://github.com/breadweb/extralifehelper/releases/tag/2.3
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    Nevermind! Team information is still available from the dashboard and selecting "Past Events"
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    Extra Life Kansas City Guild Meeting Notes September 12th at the Game Cafe Game Day is November 3rd TOP INFO: KC Ren Fair this weekend! Guild Information: 1) We increase funds and awareness for local children's hospitals 2) Together we Save kids' lives through rallying and connecting local 3) Purpose of the Guild is to Register, Fund Raise, and Get Social! 4) Check out the Handbook and Guild Improvements MAIN DISCUSSION: -Upcoming Events: Kansas City Ren Fair, Trader's Cache opening, Viking Con and Extra Life Night at Pawn and Pint. -Don't forget about our cool new swag! These will be pins that we can share with people who contribute to our cause! The details are as follows: RECRUIT: Unlocked by Registering SHARE: Unlocked by sharing an official Extra Life social media post! DONATE: Unlocked by donating at an event BE A HERO FOR THE KIDS: Unlocked by registering, sharing and donating. This shield pin is for unlocking all three! VOLUNTEER EVENTS: REN FEST! Extra Life Organizer: Sean A. Location and times: September 15th and 16th 10AM to 7PM. Notes: Need Extra Volunteers for Sunday Sign up below or on Facebook! VIKING CON AT MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE Extra Life Organizer: Rashida Location and times: September 24th, at Missouri Valley College Notes: We are visiting Missouri Valley College again this year! Please share the public event! TRADER'S CACHE Extra Life Organizer: Jessie Location and times: October 5th, 7PM to 11PM at Trader's Cache in Lawrence Kansas Notes: It's a board game bar in Lawrence that is opening up soon. This is a pre-grand opening event. KCGAMEON! Extra Life Organizer: Jessie Location and times: October 13th noon to 9PM Notes: Unofficial GameDay with KC Game On! Sign up below or on Facebook! FUNDRAISING EVENTS: EXTRA LIFE NIGHT AT PAWN AND PINT Extra Life Organizer: Todd/Christiy Location and times: September 26th, 4-11pm at Pawn and Pint Notes: We will have a table for recruiting new members to the Guild, while Todd/Christiy raise fund for the Hospital. Please sign up to Volunteer at the booth, or just show up and play some games. Please share the public event! HARRY POTTER PAINT NIGHT Extra Life Organizer: Brie and Lora Location and times: October 4th, 7PM at Pinot's Palette Notes:This is just a fundraising event, not a volunteer event. For tickets contact Brie or Lora. Next meeting Date: Next meeting is Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30PM
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    Dontnod, the developers of Vampyr and Life Is Strange, released The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit for free just a few days ago. The narrative adventure follows Chris, a young boy who lives with his dad, throughout an afternoon of his life. It has a lot of heart, occasionally channeling the spirit of Calvin & Hobbes, and also quite a bit of darkness. It walks a thin line between the joyful attitudes of youth and the stark realities of adulthood, with all of the trauma and pain that entails. Sit down, kick back, and listen as we parse out the details of this interesting lead up to Life Is Strange 2. A correction: At the end of the episode, there's some mention of this free piece of content being the first episode of Life Is Strange 2 - that is not the case. It's a free prequel to the events of the five episodes that comprise the full game. The first episode of Life Is Strange 2 will release on September 27. Outro music: Kirby's Epic Yarn 'Blue Lava, Grass Landing' by The Hit Points (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03754) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
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    Hi! My name is Russ, and I'm 32. I'm currently living in Fort Worth, TX and working for Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth. I haven't started streaming too much yet, but hope to do some more, especially for Extra Life! I play just about anything on any console, and recently finished God of War on PS4! Hoping to get involved with Extra Life here in FW and meet a lot of people.
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    GameStop is teaming up with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help save kids’ lives at local children’s hospitals throughout the United States. This week, GameStop announced the new partnership that will begin taking shape this June. “GameStop has a long-standing commitment to use the Power of Gaming for Good to benefit the families in our local communities. Together with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, it is our hope to give children’ of all ages the miracle of living a better life,” said Jason Allen, head of marketing for GameStop. Beginning June 1, GameStop customers will be able to donate up to 100% of the credit value to CMN Hospitals when they trade their unused video game hardware, software, accessories, or consumer electronics in-store through the Trade for Charity program. PowerUp Rewards™ members will also be able to turn their PowerUp Rewards points into a donation to CMN Hospitals. From June 12-14, GameStop and CMN Hospitals’ gaming fundraising program, Extra Life, will be on site at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, California with a pop-up truck outside the LA Convention Center to accept video game donations. The value of the games will then be donated by GameStop to help sick and injured kids treated at CMN Hospitals. Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon benefitting CMN Hospitals. This September, GameStop’s 3,800 stores throughout the U.S. will be hosting a fundraising campaign where customers will be able to donate $1 or more when they checkout in-store or on GameStop.com. Funds raised by each store will benefit the respective local CMN Hospital, allowing stores the opportunity to serve the children and families treated in their own communities. GameStop’s new partnership with CMN Hospitals aligns with their commitment to corporate social responsibility and their vision to use the Power of Gaming for Good. Since 2007, GameStop and its more than 40,000 associates around the world have raised and/or donated more than $17 million to various external charities focused on youth-wellbeing and empowerment. “We are thrilled to be partnering with GameStop to help further our mission to save and improve the lives of local kids. The funds raised by GameStop’s initiatives will impact over 10 million children treated each year at local CMN Hospitals throughout the country and we are very grateful for their support,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. View full article
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    So, I received an email the other day from Crows Crows Crows, the studio founded by William Pugh, one of the devs who worked on The Stanley Parable. In it, they described an update to The Temple of No, a Twine text adventure they released back in 2016. I have to admit that The Temple of No had flown under my radar at the time, so I thought it would be a great time to hop into the thick of it and see what The Temple of No was all about. Now, I gotta level with you - I have no idea if Crows Crows Crows actually updated the game or if- Wait, no, they actually did update the game. I just went back and did some more due diligence, and there's an bit with a lightbulb and some cleverly concealed scrolling. If you can uncover that secret, you do, in fact, unlock a secret ice level. You can understand my initial confusion, though, right? Like, Crows Crows Crows really know how to mess with expectations and people's heads. They'd probably be able to make a great horror game if they weren't so good at comedy. Anyway, the update is simply called Fire! to reflect the fact that fire is now present in the updated version of The Temple of No! Exciting, right? That's probably why they put an exclamation point after fire. The update even comes with an action-packed live-action trailer - that's TWO actions which means double the action! Look, I don't feel like I have to sell you very hard on this concept. It's free, it'll take up maybe 30 minutes of your time, you'll have a solid selection of laughs and goofs. I swear, it's a good time! And it's free! A good, free time. And there's fire in it now with a new climactic moral decision that probably means something, but whatever. You can play The Temple of No on Crows Crows Crows itch.io page.
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    It would be perfect for Nintendo Switch. It looks absolutely beautiful and amazing.
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    Humble Bundle - May 2018 Humble Monthly https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=144206
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    Hosted Cub Scout Pack 62 for an Extra Life Arcade Tournament. Lots of fun and they raised $250!
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    Last week, E-Line Media and Endless Interactive announced The Endless Mission, a sandbox game with the goal of being both fun and an educational experience that teaches people how to make games. It serves as an enjoyable set of game creation tools and a game in its own right. All of that can be hard to visualize. Luckily, there is now a trailer to show off what's possible in The Endless Mission. While we don't have a hard release date, we do know that The Endless Mission will launch this summer in Early Access on Steam. View full article
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    until

    I can do friday 9-1!
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    Hey everyone, Matt Tucker sent me the list of dates for this years Extra Life Lan Parties at Skyline. This is just a short list of dates. I am working with Matt to see if we can get this on a web page somewhere so we have a more centralized place to put this info. Of course, we are going to have to miss the first Lan since it is during Awesomecon John Month Date Event March 30th 6PM SkyLAN Q1 April 27th 6PM SkyLAN Mini 1 May 25th 6PM SkyLAN Mini 2 June 29th 6PM SkyLAN Q2 July 27th 6PM SkyLAN Mini 3 Aug 31st 6PM SkyLAN Mini 4 Sept 28th 6PM SkyLAN Q3 Nov 3rd-4th Extra Life 2018
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    We are looking for volunteers to help man the Extra Life table at ECGC at the Raleigh Convention Center April 17th-19th. This event is unique as it is during the week (Tuesday-Thursday). Please sign up at: http://signup.com/go/akEPfcr
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    until

    I can do Friday.
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    It's been a fun patch! Where last patch many were confounded by the hard-to-see Abyss cracks in the ground, now we are figuring out how to capture beasts without killing them first. Most builds seem built for speed and high damage, so slowing down to throw a net before clearing a crowd of enemies gets a bit close on timing. Biggest piece of advice is to throw a net before starting damage because you have a brief window of the net animation before you should do damage (while being quick enough so that the beast doesn't break out and hulk out). This is the second league that I've completed the main campaign (Acts 1-10, the Atlas is post game content), and I'm still having a blast. Been playing for a couple years now.
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    I could possibly on Thursday. I believe I have the day off. But, my work allows me to get paid for volunteer hours. Would someone be able to verify for the proper paper work? Either way I can help.
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    I keep putting off my own introduction to you guys since the first meeting. Hi everyone, I am Elizabeth. I am known as KistyNocturn on Twitch. I have been participating in Extra Life since 2013 and helped a friend with his stream for Extra Life back in 2012. I like to stream video games ranging from FPS, RTS, to simulator games, and the occasional RPG game. I work a very tight schedule at my day job, which is a customer service experience specialist, so getting free time can be difficult unless planned well in advance, but I will try to help out when ever possible. I am an expert when it comes to OBS Studio a streaming software so please feel free to ask me questions, if you need help setting it up prior to game day November 4th please, please, don't hesitate to ask for my assistance. I am hoping I can do at least a demo of how to set up OBS Studio which is a free program that allows you to stream game play from PC and Consoles (consoles require capture card with OBS) just in case anyone is interested in that. I have a background in Graphic Communication and Digital Video Production so feel free to tap my mountain of knowledge I am more than willing to share it. I am also very nerdy so feel free to talk to me about anything from movies, animation, to video games.
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