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  1. Game gear company KontrolFreek has been supporting Extra Life for years, bringing incredible passion to their fundraising efforts, and this year is no exception. Tomorrow, the wonderful folks at KontrolFreek will begin streaming for a full day of weird and wild gaming hijinks. Since the stream is taking place during the holiday season, KontrolFreek has also organized a series of giveaways as donation incentives! The stream will begin tomorrow, December 14th, at 11am EST and continue until 9pm EST. The KontrolFreek team plans on livestreaming non-stop from their Atlanta headquarters. The KontrolFreek Day of Giving Charity Stream will be benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a facility that supports over 60 specialties and programs for children across the state of Georgia. Be sure to tune into the stream, which you can find over on KontrolFreek's Twitch channel, throughout the day for a chance to win cool donation prizes from their corporate sponsors. Everyone who donates $5 USD or more to KontrolFreek's Extra Life page during their official stream will be entered into a giveaway contest for a slew of incredible items donated for them to use for their fundraising efforts. Prizes have been donated by some of the leading brands in gaming. For a $5 USD donation, you could win products from Gunnar, Legion, Meta, DXRacer, Kill Cliff, Lenovo, and Turtle Beach! You can also gun for the coveted spot of top donor during the stream, which will guarantee the person behind the donation a win in the contest. Furthermore, at various points throughout the stream, KontrolFreek's dedicated streamers will be opening "mystery boxes." These boxes contain three escalating levels of disgusting and embarrassing challenges for those who open them, all for the entertainment of the audience. The more that people donate, the worse things will get for the streamers, and they are only too happy to oblige when its all going toward helping the kids of Georgia. We applaud KontrolFreek's dedication to the kids, thank you so much to the brave streamers putting themselves on the line. Tomorrow will be an exciting time over on KontrolFreek's Twitch channel, so be sure to follow along with the shenanigans. If you want to support, you can donate to KontrolFreek's Extra Life page or even join their team and host your own stream inspired by the efforts of the KontrolFreek team! All donations count toward 2019's Extra Life fundraising total until the end of December. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  2. Game gear company KontrolFreek has been supporting Extra Life for years, bringing incredible passion to their fundraising efforts, and this year is no exception. Tomorrow, the wonderful folks at KontrolFreek will begin streaming for a full day of weird and wild gaming hijinks. Since the stream is taking place during the holiday season, KontrolFreek has also organized a series of giveaways as donation incentives! The stream will begin tomorrow, December 14th, at 11am EST and continue until 9pm EST. The KontrolFreek team plans on livestreaming non-stop from their Atlanta headquarters. The KontrolFreek Day of Giving Charity Stream will be benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a facility that supports over 60 specialties and programs for children across the state of Georgia. Be sure to tune into the stream, which you can find over on KontrolFreek's Twitch channel, throughout the day for a chance to win cool donation prizes from their corporate sponsors. Everyone who donates $5 USD or more to KontrolFreek's Extra Life page during their official stream will be entered into a giveaway contest for a slew of incredible items donated for them to use for their fundraising efforts. Prizes have been donated by some of the leading brands in gaming. For a $5 USD donation, you could win products from Gunnar, Legion, Meta, DXRacer, Kill Cliff, Lenovo, and Turtle Beach! You can also gun for the coveted spot of top donor during the stream, which will guarantee the person behind the donation a win in the contest. Furthermore, at various points throughout the stream, KontrolFreek's dedicated streamers will be opening "mystery boxes." These boxes contain three escalating levels of disgusting and embarrassing challenges for those who open them, all for the entertainment of the audience. The more that people donate, the worse things will get for the streamers, and they are only too happy to oblige when its all going toward helping the kids of Georgia. We applaud KontrolFreek's dedication to the kids, thank you so much to the brave streamers putting themselves on the line. Tomorrow will be an exciting time over on KontrolFreek's Twitch channel, so be sure to follow along with the shenanigans. If you want to support, you can donate to KontrolFreek's Extra Life page or even join their team and host your own stream inspired by the efforts of the KontrolFreek team! All donations count toward 2019's Extra Life fundraising total until the end of December. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  3. Having trouble coming up with ideas for what gifts to pick up for the holidays? Sometimes buying gifts for the gamer in your life can be difficult when venturing beyond the actual games themselves. We dug through the internet to find four gift ideas outside of the norm to put on your list or pick up for your loved ones. Fortnite Yoga Pants Sometimes you want to rock an eye-catching look to yoga while also subtly signaling your nerdiness to the world. These Loot Llama leggings will accomplish both goals flawlessly. Inspired by the infamous Loot Llama of Fortnite fame, these will certainly add color to any yoga-goer’s ensemble. Gaming Pet Collars If you haven’t ever looked into the world of handmade video crafts on Etsy, there’s more to discover than you can imagine. One of the most unique and practical items you can purchase on the site are collars for your dog or any other kind of pet. There are fantastic ones inspired by gaming controllers, Space Invaders, and The Legend of Zelda series. One of our favorites is a collar that uses the opening legend scroll from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in its design. Pac-Man Makeup Line If you are looking for a way to represent your love of old-school gaming or for the perfect finishing touch on your look for that hip neighborhood arcade outing, cosmetics company Wet n’ Wild has an official partnership with the Pac-Man brand to sell makeup based on the iconic gaming franchise. Each item has been designed both in color scheme and packaging to be reminiscent of the series, making it a fun gift for any fan of gaming. Nerdy/Cool Keyboard Customization Keyboard customization has become a rapidly expanding hobby industry. You can find artisans to create key caps for mechanical keyboards that incorporate cute or cool designs inspired by video games or characters from pop culture. For laptops or keyboards that don’t have easily removed caps, you can find handmade decals to make your functional keyboard into a piece of art that can serve as an outlet for self-expression. You can find all kinds of people who make these things across the internet, like TinyMakesThings (who is also an Extra Lifer!) or various artists who offer decal or key cap services, like TooMcCoolForYou and their sweet Pokémon keyboard decal set. If none of these are terribly interesting, you could always make sure that loved one has a Platinum Extra Life profile for 2019 and help them hit the $200 goal to get them the sweet and exclusive t-shirt design for the year. That way, you know your money is going to a good cause and letting your gamer flag fly by rocking one of our super cool gaming t-shirts. You can do this anytime from now until the end of December. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  4. Having trouble coming up with ideas for what gifts to pick up for the holidays? Sometimes buying gifts for the gamer in your life can be difficult when venturing beyond the actual games themselves. We dug through the internet to find four gift ideas outside of the norm to put on your list or pick up for your loved ones. Fortnite Yoga Pants Sometimes you want to rock an eye-catching look to yoga while also subtly signaling your nerdiness to the world. These Loot Llama leggings will accomplish both goals flawlessly. Inspired by the infamous Loot Llama of Fortnite fame, these will certainly add color to any yoga-goer’s ensemble. Gaming Pet Collars If you haven’t ever looked into the world of handmade video crafts on Etsy, there’s more to discover than you can imagine. One of the most unique and practical items you can purchase on the site are collars for your dog or any other kind of pet. There are fantastic ones inspired by gaming controllers, Space Invaders, and The Legend of Zelda series. One of our favorites is a collar that uses the opening legend scroll from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in its design. Pac-Man Makeup Line If you are looking for a way to represent your love of old-school gaming or for the perfect finishing touch on your look for that hip neighborhood arcade outing, cosmetics company Wet n’ Wild has an official partnership with the Pac-Man brand to sell makeup based on the iconic gaming franchise. Each item has been designed both in color scheme and packaging to be reminiscent of the series, making it a fun gift for any fan of gaming. Nerdy/Cool Keyboard Customization Keyboard customization has become a rapidly expanding hobby industry. You can find artisans to create key caps for mechanical keyboards that incorporate cute or cool designs inspired by video games or characters from pop culture. For laptops or keyboards that don’t have easily removed caps, you can find handmade decals to make your functional keyboard into a piece of art that can serve as an outlet for self-expression. You can find all kinds of people who make these things across the internet, like TinyMakesThings (who is also an Extra Lifer!) or various artists who offer decal or key cap services, like TooMcCoolForYou and their sweet Pokémon keyboard decal set. If none of these are terribly interesting, you could always make sure that loved one has a Platinum Extra Life profile for 2019 and help them hit the $200 goal to get them the sweet and exclusive t-shirt design for the year. That way, you know your money is going to a good cause and letting your gamer flag fly by rocking one of our super cool gaming t-shirts. You can do this anytime from now until the end of December. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  5. For the third year in a row, ArenaNet, the developer behind the popular Guild Wars 2 MMO, participated in Extra Life. Over the past two years, Team ArenaNet managed to raise over $80,000 USD for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This past year, ArenaNet set up a Super Team that includes 9 sub-teams and nearly 500 team members that includes staff, community members, and fans. Through their combined efforts, ArenaNet and its community have raised over $145,000 this year alone, bringing their lifetime fundraising total to well over $225,000 USD for kids all across the US and Canada. "We're on a mission to show the world that gaming is the best form of entertainment, the best way to make new friends, and most importantly, the best way to raise money for children's hospitals!" - Official ArenaNet statement ArenaNet provided support beyond encouraging employees to participate in Game Day fundraising. In the lead up to the big day, they put out a blog post letting everyone in the Guild Wars 2 community know that all donations up to $25,000 USD would be matched by ArenaNet. That means that when their fundraising hit $25,000 USD total, ArenaNet also donated $25,000, doubling the funds raised up until that point. Of course, the Guild Wars 2 community didn't just let things end there. Streamers and staff members were able to work together to bring in almost three times that $50,000 USD during their Game Day efforts. That's an incredible achievement for a developer and its community to reach by cooperating and coordinating together and we want to thank everyone; the ArenaNet employees who went out of their way to help arrange the fundraiser, corporate for providing matching funds, and the fans who played and spread the word to bring in an astonishing amount of donations. You all did an incredible job and a huge number of kids are going to be able to get the treatment they need thanks to your efforts. Thank you so much! If you want to continue showing that support until the end of the year, you can! Team registration is open throughout the year, so you can head over to the Team ArenaNet Extra Life page to create a sub-team or join the larger Super Team and hold your own personal Game Day to raise money for sick and injured kids in the Children's Miracle Network Hospital of your choice, or donate to the overall team's total to help them set a new fundraising record for 2019. Every donation from now until the end of December sets the bar for next year even higher! It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  6. For the third year in a row, ArenaNet, the developer behind the popular Guild Wars 2 MMO, participated in Extra Life. Over the past two years, Team ArenaNet managed to raise over $80,000 USD for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This past year, ArenaNet set up a Super Team that includes 9 sub-teams and nearly 500 team members that includes staff, community members, and fans. Through their combined efforts, ArenaNet and its community have raised over $145,000 this year alone, bringing their lifetime fundraising total to well over $225,000 USD for kids all across the US and Canada. "We're on a mission to show the world that gaming is the best form of entertainment, the best way to make new friends, and most importantly, the best way to raise money for children's hospitals!" - Official ArenaNet statement ArenaNet provided support beyond encouraging employees to participate in Game Day fundraising. In the lead up to the big day, they put out a blog post letting everyone in the Guild Wars 2 community know that all donations up to $25,000 USD would be matched by ArenaNet. That means that when their fundraising hit $25,000 USD total, ArenaNet also donated $25,000, doubling the funds raised up until that point. Of course, the Guild Wars 2 community didn't just let things end there. Streamers and staff members were able to work together to bring in almost three times that $50,000 USD during their Game Day efforts. That's an incredible achievement for a developer and its community to reach by cooperating and coordinating together and we want to thank everyone; the ArenaNet employees who went out of their way to help arrange the fundraiser, corporate for providing matching funds, and the fans who played and spread the word to bring in an astonishing amount of donations. You all did an incredible job and a huge number of kids are going to be able to get the treatment they need thanks to your efforts. Thank you so much! If you want to continue showing that support until the end of the year, you can! Team registration is open throughout the year, so you can head over to the Team ArenaNet Extra Life page to create a sub-team or join the larger Super Team and hold your own personal Game Day to raise money for sick and injured kids in the Children's Miracle Network Hospital of your choice, or donate to the overall team's total to help them set a new fundraising record for 2019. Every donation from now until the end of December sets the bar for next year even higher! It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  7. Salesforce has been a long-time supporter of Extra Life through its Fragforce Extra Life team. These intrepid members of the Salesforce company go out of their way every year to raise money for Extra Life as well as several other excellent charity organizations. The Fragforce team has been able to raise over $350,000 USD for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada. From the beginning, Salesforce has been one of the most charitable companies out there. The company's CEO, Mark Benioff, is the namesake of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, an achievement that speaks to the underlying ethos of Salesforce. On top of that, the company's support of the Fragforce Extra Life team through employee matching has been a massive factor in the success of their fundraising efforts. Salesforce Employees have taken advantage of the company's matching donations to supercharge the money that goes to supporting kids who need help the most. Fragforce has had a significant Extra Life United presence over the past few years. This past year, Dave Denison, a member of Fragforce, came up with a brilliant idea. He bought a version of Munchkin that allows players to draw their own cards. He was able to have Champion Kids from across the US and Canada draw their own cards for the popular tabletop game. After that, an impromptu tournament was put together with the winner taking home a $500 USD grant from Salesforce to support the hospital of their choice. Not only that, the one-of-a-kind game made with the passion of those kids was put up for auction, eventually being bought for $550 USD. “The idea of being able to gain a few extra volunteer hours (while doing something I spent far too much time doing anyway), was what initially intrigued me. However, after joining Fragforce and touring UCSF Benioff Hospital, I was awestruck at seeing firsthand how much Children’s Miracle Network and Extra Life do to help these kids, and how our fundraising directly empowers them.” – Ben Gray, Salesforce.com, Software Engineering For what the awesome members of Fragforce are able to do with the support of Salesforce, we cannot thank them enough. It's inspiring to see a company and its workers coming together to help the kids in their communities while having fun and forming genuine, lasting connections. The creativity Fragforce shows the world every year is astounding and we are honored that they choose to spend their time helping kids through Extra Life. One thing that can really bring fundraising efforts to the next level is a matching donation from a company. Many actually have these programs, though they can be a bit hard to find. If you are looking to increase your fundraising to hit your goal or just to do as much good in the world as possible, consider asking your manager or browsing your company's corporate site to see if they will match the donations you receive for Extra Life. It's a simple step that can do a lot for the kids in your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  8. Salesforce has been a long-time supporter of Extra Life through its Fragforce Extra Life team. These intrepid members of the Salesforce company go out of their way every year to raise money for Extra Life as well as several other excellent charity organizations. The Fragforce team has been able to raise over $350,000 USD for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada. From the beginning, Salesforce has been one of the most charitable companies out there. The company's CEO, Mark Benioff, is the namesake of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, an achievement that speaks to the underlying ethos of Salesforce. On top of that, the company's support of the Fragforce Extra Life team through employee matching has been a massive factor in the success of their fundraising efforts. Salesforce Employees have taken advantage of the company's matching donations to supercharge the money that goes to supporting kids who need help the most. Fragforce has had a significant Extra Life United presence over the past few years. This past year, Dave Denison, a member of Fragforce, came up with a brilliant idea. He bought a version of Munchkin that allows players to draw their own cards. He was able to have Champion Kids from across the US and Canada draw their own cards for the popular tabletop game. After that, an impromptu tournament was put together with the winner taking home a $500 USD grant from Salesforce to support the hospital of their choice. Not only that, the one-of-a-kind game made with the passion of those kids was put up for auction, eventually being bought for $550 USD. “The idea of being able to gain a few extra volunteer hours (while doing something I spent far too much time doing anyway), was what initially intrigued me. However, after joining Fragforce and touring UCSF Benioff Hospital, I was awestruck at seeing firsthand how much Children’s Miracle Network and Extra Life do to help these kids, and how our fundraising directly empowers them.” – Ben Gray, Salesforce.com, Software Engineering For what the awesome members of Fragforce are able to do with the support of Salesforce, we cannot thank them enough. It's inspiring to see a company and its workers coming together to help the kids in their communities while having fun and forming genuine, lasting connections. The creativity Fragforce shows the world every year is astounding and we are honored that they choose to spend their time helping kids through Extra Life. One thing that can really bring fundraising efforts to the next level is a matching donation from a company. Many actually have these programs, though they can be a bit hard to find. If you are looking to increase your fundraising to hit your goal or just to do as much good in the world as possible, consider asking your manager or browsing your company's corporate site to see if they will match the donations you receive for Extra Life. It's a simple step that can do a lot for the kids in your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  9. Extra Life Nerds, formerly known as Team Nerdery, has been going strong for several years, fundraising for kids in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, and Arizona. The group grew out of employees at the various Nerdery offices discovering Extra Life and wanting to leverage their nerdy interests in a way that could give back to their various communities and the hospitals that had helped them and their children. Finding that the group had grown larger than just those within the company, they changed their name to Extra Lifer Nerds as both a nod to their roots and a more welcoming name for newcomers. Troy Cleland took leadership of the team from the very beginning. Playing for Extra Life for the past 9 years, Troy was given the Angels in Action Award last year for everything he has done to contribute to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota through his work with Extra Life Nerds and as president of the Twin Cities Extra Life Guild. Under his leadership, fundraising events around the state have been empowered to find success and support their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. With Extra Life Nerds specifically, Troy has captained the team to raise nearly $200,000 USD since the team began its fundraising efforts, consistently putting Extra Life Nerds in the top 20 teams raising money #ForTheKids. The Extra Life Nerds team incorporates over 130 gamers across their four central locations. Part of the success that the group has found is in turning parts of the office spaces within the Nerdery into community gaming spaces for Game Day. The company donates the space which those running the events can then use for Rock Band/Karaoke venues, VR stations, auction space, rooms for tabletop roleplaying games like D&D, space for people to bring in consoles or PCs of their own, and more. The Minnesota location, for example, even has an annual midnight dodge ball game! Giving local gamers a place to go if they want to participate in a big group event for Extra Life has helped Extra Life Nerds grow every year and make their Game Days a draw for the entire community. The employees at the Nerdery are able to leverage their connections with the tech industry to snag cool incentives for giveaways and auctions, giving everyone a chance to pick up something cool during their time marathoning for the kids, confident that the money they bid is going to a great cause. A huge thank you to Extra Life Nerds for everything they have done for the kids of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Phoenix Children's Hospital, KU Medical Center, and more. If you're interested in joining or donating to the Extra Life Nerds team, you can head over to their Extra Life team page. You can also sign up for updates on the team's activities on the website the team built to help organize itself. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  10. Extra Life Nerds, formerly known as Team Nerdery, has been going strong for several years, fundraising for kids in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, and Arizona. The group grew out of employees at the various Nerdery offices discovering Extra Life and wanting to leverage their nerdy interests in a way that could give back to their various communities and the hospitals that had helped them and their children. Finding that the group had grown larger than just those within the company, they changed their name to Extra Lifer Nerds as both a nod to their roots and a more welcoming name for newcomers. Troy Cleland took leadership of the team from the very beginning. Playing for Extra Life for the past 9 years, Troy was given the Angels in Action Award last year for everything he has done to contribute to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota through his work with Extra Life Nerds and as president of the Twin Cities Extra Life Guild. Under his leadership, fundraising events around the state have been empowered to find success and support their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. With Extra Life Nerds specifically, Troy has captained the team to raise nearly $200,000 USD since the team began its fundraising efforts, consistently putting Extra Life Nerds in the top 20 teams raising money #ForTheKids. The Extra Life Nerds team incorporates over 130 gamers across their four central locations. Part of the success that the group has found is in turning parts of the office spaces within the Nerdery into community gaming spaces for Game Day. The company donates the space which those running the events can then use for Rock Band/Karaoke venues, VR stations, auction space, rooms for tabletop roleplaying games like D&D, space for people to bring in consoles or PCs of their own, and more. The Minnesota location, for example, even has an annual midnight dodge ball game! Giving local gamers a place to go if they want to participate in a big group event for Extra Life has helped Extra Life Nerds grow every year and make their Game Days a draw for the entire community. The employees at the Nerdery are able to leverage their connections with the tech industry to snag cool incentives for giveaways and auctions, giving everyone a chance to pick up something cool during their time marathoning for the kids, confident that the money they bid is going to a great cause. A huge thank you to Extra Life Nerds for everything they have done for the kids of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Phoenix Children's Hospital, KU Medical Center, and more. If you're interested in joining or donating to the Extra Life Nerds team, you can head over to their Extra Life team page. You can also sign up for updates on the team's activities on the website the team built to help organize itself. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  11. Game Informer has been turning out to support Extra Life since 2011. Their efforts began as a community effort for that first year before snowballing, drawing in the editors and artists that work on the magazine and website. Since then, the team's Game Day stream has grown larger and larger with each passing year. This year, Game Informer's streaming efforts and their wonderful community managed to raise almost $80,000. In total, the Game Informer team has managed to raise almost $350,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota. To achieve their stellar results year after year, Game Informer has been able to come up with a great Game Day program. The editors on working the live stream focused on group games to foster a competitive spirit along with a couple strategically picked solo titles to bring in additional viewers. Divided into 1-2 hour blocks of time, Game Informer's staff played party games like Pictionary and Jackbox Party Pack 6 with the audience while challenging one another in matches of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Goldeneye, and Heave Ho. Other segments had editors providing commentary while playing through The Last of Us: Left Behind, Final Fantasy VII, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Hard Mode. Throughout all of this, viewers were able to donate to force editors into a wide variety of masks and suits, pie one another in the face, or even eat bugs or the notorious clam-dy canes. However, one of the biggest draws to the Extra Life stream every year are the auctions. During various chunks of time throughout the 25-hour Game Day stream, the livestream would switch over to the auction desk, where unique, one-of-a-kind items were put up for viewers to bid on in the Twitch and YouTube chats. These auctions included unobtainable shirts that had been used as promotional items for games going all the way back to the 90s, gaming themed bundles, consoles, rare collector's editions, signed magazines by the staff, signed posters from development teams, action figures, and so much more. These are things that usually can no longer be bought anywhere else, so the auctions draw a lot of attention from hardcore gaming fans. While those auctions and opportunities have come and gone for 2019, those who want to continue to support Game Informer still can! If you are interested in joining their team to do an end of the year fundraising stream or donating to their overall total, you can do so on Game Informer's Extra Life team page. Finally, we just want to say thank you to everyone in the Game Informer community and everyone who worked so hard on the Game Informer staff who gave their time and energy to helping kids. It's so inspiring to see you all come together, whether that's over the Game Day stream or an obscure game like OverBlood, to do something incredible to support the most vulnerable among us in getting the care they need to live happy and healthy lives. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  12. Game Informer has been turning out to support Extra Life since 2011. Their efforts began as a community effort for that first year before snowballing, drawing in the editors and artists that work on the magazine and website. Since then, the team's Game Day stream has grown larger and larger with each passing year. This year, Game Informer's streaming efforts and their wonderful community managed to raise almost $80,000. In total, the Game Informer team has managed to raise almost $350,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota. To achieve their stellar results year after year, Game Informer has been able to come up with a great Game Day program. The editors on working the live stream focused on group games to foster a competitive spirit along with a couple strategically picked solo titles to bring in additional viewers. Divided into 1-2 hour blocks of time, Game Informer's staff played party games like Pictionary and Jackbox Party Pack 6 with the audience while challenging one another in matches of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Goldeneye, and Heave Ho. Other segments had editors providing commentary while playing through The Last of Us: Left Behind, Final Fantasy VII, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Hard Mode. Throughout all of this, viewers were able to donate to force editors into a wide variety of masks and suits, pie one another in the face, or even eat bugs or the notorious clam-dy canes. However, one of the biggest draws to the Extra Life stream every year are the auctions. During various chunks of time throughout the 25-hour Game Day stream, the livestream would switch over to the auction desk, where unique, one-of-a-kind items were put up for viewers to bid on in the Twitch and YouTube chats. These auctions included unobtainable shirts that had been used as promotional items for games going all the way back to the 90s, gaming themed bundles, consoles, rare collector's editions, signed magazines by the staff, signed posters from development teams, action figures, and so much more. These are things that usually can no longer be bought anywhere else, so the auctions draw a lot of attention from hardcore gaming fans. While those auctions and opportunities have come and gone for 2019, those who want to continue to support Game Informer still can! If you are interested in joining their team to do an end of the year fundraising stream or donating to their overall total, you can do so on Game Informer's Extra Life team page. Finally, we just want to say thank you to everyone in the Game Informer community and everyone who worked so hard on the Game Informer staff who gave their time and energy to helping kids. It's so inspiring to see you all come together, whether that's over the Game Day stream or an obscure game like OverBlood, to do something incredible to support the most vulnerable among us in getting the care they need to live happy and healthy lives. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  13. The Giant Bomb Extra Life team has been going strong for over nine years now, next year will mark a decade of the media outlet's participation in Extra Life. In that time, the staff and community of Giant Bomb have raised over $1.6 million USD for the kids. Over 200 members joined their team this year, and together they were able to raise over $230,000 USD, with a significant amount of that going to support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, a network of medical facilities that helps kids across Northern California. Giant Bomb's staff hosted not one, not two, but seven streams for a total of length of 139 hours of streamed content, which translates to nearly six days of near constant streaming between the various members of the Giant Bomb staff. That's not counting the hard work of the Giant Bomb community that outdid themselves. Not only did members raise an incredible amount of the Giant Bomb team's total, they also put together a lot of fun resources for others in the community to use, like nearly an hour of free to use music tracks and even a slick promo video to advertise their team's fundraising efforts. One of the fundamental aspects of the fundraising Giant Bomb's community has built over the years is livestreaming on or around Game Day. They recommend selecting a theme for your stream to attract other die hard fans and help you stand out from the crowd. Becoming familiar with streaming allows some to up the production quality of their streams with graphics, layouts, donation alerts, and more. By focusing their energy around Game Day, they have found it easier to build hype around their streams and that hype makes it easier for them to find donations. In fact, community members encourage one another to put the time in to promote their streams before Game Day as much as possible in order to bring in the most donations. After all, it's hard to get donations after a streamer's marathon has come and gone. If you want to help Giant Bomb's Extra Life team reach their full goal of $250,000 USD for 2019, there's still time! Extra Life takes donations at any time throughout the year. Just head over to the Giant Bomb team page to donate or sign up to participate in a year-end fundraising stream either solo or with your friends. We want to thank everyone who has helped Giant Bomb and its community to become one of Extra Life's most dedicated and successful pillars. You are all incredible and never stop amazing us. Shine on, you crazy diamonds! It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  14. The Giant Bomb Extra Life team has been going strong for over nine years now, next year will mark a decade of the media outlet's participation in Extra Life. In that time, the staff and community of Giant Bomb have raised over $1.6 million USD for the kids. Over 200 members joined their team this year, and together they were able to raise over $230,000 USD, with a significant amount of that going to support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, a network of medical facilities that helps kids across Northern California. Giant Bomb's staff hosted not one, not two, but seven streams for a total of length of 139 hours of streamed content, which translates to nearly six days of near constant streaming between the various members of the Giant Bomb staff. That's not counting the hard work of the Giant Bomb community that outdid themselves. Not only did members raise an incredible amount of the Giant Bomb team's total, they also put together a lot of fun resources for others in the community to use, like nearly an hour of free to use music tracks and even a slick promo video to advertise their team's fundraising efforts. One of the fundamental aspects of the fundraising Giant Bomb's community has built over the years is livestreaming on or around Game Day. They recommend selecting a theme for your stream to attract other die hard fans and help you stand out from the crowd. Becoming familiar with streaming allows some to up the production quality of their streams with graphics, layouts, donation alerts, and more. By focusing their energy around Game Day, they have found it easier to build hype around their streams and that hype makes it easier for them to find donations. In fact, community members encourage one another to put the time in to promote their streams before Game Day as much as possible in order to bring in the most donations. After all, it's hard to get donations after a streamer's marathon has come and gone. If you want to help Giant Bomb's Extra Life team reach their full goal of $250,000 USD for 2019, there's still time! Extra Life takes donations at any time throughout the year. Just head over to the Giant Bomb team page to donate or sign up to participate in a year-end fundraising stream either solo or with your friends. We want to thank everyone who has helped Giant Bomb and its community to become one of Extra Life's most dedicated and successful pillars. You are all incredible and never stop amazing us. Shine on, you crazy diamonds! It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  15. Over the past three years, it has been incredible seeing Funko Games come out to support kids across the United States and Canada. This year, they've outdone themselves. The DDoS attack on Game Day was a major setback for many, but Funko Games' Stephanie Straw has decided to lead the charge in planning and hosting a make-up game night to raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd. With limited space and killer prizes, the event at Funko HQ has already sold out, with all ticket proceeds going to local kids through Extra Life. However, the willingness to do not one, but TWO Game Day events isn't the only thing that sets Funko Games apart. The previous two years in which Funko Games participated saw their team raising over $35,000 USD. This year not only have they done a significant amount of fundraising, but they have incorporated Extra Life into their year-round plans and helped get the word out about Extra Life in a number of fun and unique ways. Back in June, Funko Games helped Extra Life out by helping to stock the incredibly popular Human Claw Machine with a wide array of their incredible Funko Pop! figures. In order to make the Human Claw Machine initiative work, we needed to have those prizes to create a draw. Funko Games really came through for us in that regard. Funko Games has their own podcast that talks about the biggest things the company is involved with, highlights important members of its community, and teases fun things coming in the future. Extra Life's own Brandon Llinas was invited onto the program for Episode 125 to talk about all things Extra Life. You can listen to Brandon expertly informing the Funko community about Extra Life over on Soundcloud or find the Funko Funkast on most major podcasting apps. Finally, Stephanie Straw was on the official Gen Con stream with Extra Life's own Lou Adducci. The duo, accompanied by Miracle Kid Ethan McKinney and host Maya Coleman, were able to introduce the world to Funko Games latest tabletop game, Funkoverse Strategy Game. Featuring tiny Pop! figurine representations of characters from all corners of pop culture, Funkoverse throws them all together into a fun battle of wits for all ages. It was amazing to be included in such a high-profile reveal. We were, and still are, thankful for the opportunity. Funko Games' last major Extra Life push will be their sold out Giving Tuesday Game Night event. However, if you want to support their fundraising efforts, you can always join or donate to their Extra Life team, Funko Games & Friends. Donations are accepted at anytime and count toward the year's fundraising total right up until the end of the year. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  16. Over the past three years, it has been incredible seeing Funko Games come out to support kids across the United States and Canada. This year, they've outdone themselves. The DDoS attack on Game Day was a major setback for many, but Funko Games' Stephanie Straw has decided to lead the charge in planning and hosting a make-up game night to raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd. With limited space and killer prizes, the event at Funko HQ has already sold out, with all ticket proceeds going to local kids through Extra Life. However, the willingness to do not one, but TWO Game Day events isn't the only thing that sets Funko Games apart. The previous two years in which Funko Games participated saw their team raising over $35,000 USD. This year not only have they done a significant amount of fundraising, but they have incorporated Extra Life into their year-round plans and helped get the word out about Extra Life in a number of fun and unique ways. Back in June, Funko Games helped Extra Life out by helping to stock the incredibly popular Human Claw Machine with a wide array of their incredible Funko Pop! figures. In order to make the Human Claw Machine initiative work, we needed to have those prizes to create a draw. Funko Games really came through for us in that regard. Funko Games has their own podcast that talks about the biggest things the company is involved with, highlights important members of its community, and teases fun things coming in the future. Extra Life's own Brandon Llinas was invited onto the program for Episode 125 to talk about all things Extra Life. You can listen to Brandon expertly informing the Funko community about Extra Life over on Soundcloud or find the Funko Funkast on most major podcasting apps. Finally, Stephanie Straw was on the official Gen Con stream with Extra Life's own Lou Adducci. The duo, accompanied by Miracle Kid Ethan McKinney and host Maya Coleman, were able to introduce the world to Funko Games latest tabletop game, Funkoverse Strategy Game. Featuring tiny Pop! figurine representations of characters from all corners of pop culture, Funkoverse throws them all together into a fun battle of wits for all ages. It was amazing to be included in such a high-profile reveal. We were, and still are, thankful for the opportunity. Funko Games' last major Extra Life push will be their sold out Giving Tuesday Game Night event. However, if you want to support their fundraising efforts, you can always join or donate to their Extra Life team, Funko Games & Friends. Donations are accepted at anytime and count toward the year's fundraising total right up until the end of the year. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  17. 2019 is the 8th year Reddit has partnered with Extra Life to raise money and heal kids. This year marked the first time the company has been able to form a Super Team, an umbrella team that allows large organizations to bring their many communities into the fold. Together with some of the biggest internet communities around, Team Reddit was able to raise almost $150,000 USD for kids in Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada! One of the special drives Reddit pushed in the lead up to Game Day was a special Extra Life trophy and award. The award, purchased with 500 Reddit Coins, cost the same as giving Reddit Gold and conferred the same benefits upon the recipient. Those who donated the Extra Life Charity Award were given a special Extra Life themed trophy to display on their Reddit profiles. As part of this initiative, Reddit matched the first $15,000 USD of Reddit Coins purchased during that time. In total, Reddit was able to bring over 400 people together across 38 teams to almost reach their goal of $150,000 USD. The top three teams among those 38, excluding Reddit itself, were Reddit Remotes!, Fortnite, and Team Soraka (the r/leagueoflegends community). Thank you so much to Reddit for organizing their Super Team this year and thank you to all of the Redditors who supported Extra Life this year to help sick and injured kids at their local hospitals. You're really making a differences in the world. Extra Life might have one main Game Day per year, but we accept donations and support at all times! If you would like to sign up and fundraise under the Team Reddit umbrella or donate to help them reach their goal, you can do so before the end of 2019. Just head to the Team Reddit Extra Life page and go from there. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  18. 2019 is the 8th year Reddit has partnered with Extra Life to raise money and heal kids. This year marked the first time the company has been able to form a Super Team, an umbrella team that allows large organizations to bring their many communities into the fold. Together with some of the biggest internet communities around, Team Reddit was able to raise almost $150,000 USD for kids in Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada! One of the special drives Reddit pushed in the lead up to Game Day was a special Extra Life trophy and award. The award, purchased with 500 Reddit Coins, cost the same as giving Reddit Gold and conferred the same benefits upon the recipient. Those who donated the Extra Life Charity Award were given a special Extra Life themed trophy to display on their Reddit profiles. As part of this initiative, Reddit matched the first $15,000 USD of Reddit Coins purchased during that time. In total, Reddit was able to bring over 400 people together across 38 teams to almost reach their goal of $150,000 USD. The top three teams among those 38, excluding Reddit itself, were Reddit Remotes!, Fortnite, and Team Soraka (the r/leagueoflegends community). Thank you so much to Reddit for organizing their Super Team this year and thank you to all of the Redditors who supported Extra Life this year to help sick and injured kids at their local hospitals. You're really making a differences in the world. Extra Life might have one main Game Day per year, but we accept donations and support at all times! If you would like to sign up and fundraise under the Team Reddit umbrella or donate to help them reach their goal, you can do so before the end of 2019. Just head to the Team Reddit Extra Life page and go from there. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  19. On November 2nd, 250 gamers arrived at the West Edmonton Mall, their new home for the next 25-hours. The Game Day event, organized by the Edmonton Extra Life guild, had hundreds of people take to the ice rink at the mall to play games and raise money for sick and injured kids at Stollery Children's Hospital. The event opened with a now traditional opening ceremony that featured kids from Stollery Children's Hospital playing an exhibition game of Mario Kart against a team of local Edmonton politicians. For the record, the kids have beaten the politicians at every previous opening ceremony competition and continued their streak of victory this year. The Edmonton Extra Life guild's president, Lisa Hawthorne, made sure that the event was stuffed full of enough games and fun side activities to keep attendees occupied and engaged for the duration of the 25-hour gaming marathon. Tournaments with prestigious trophies were held at the event, pitting players against one another in games like Super Mario Party, Luigi's Mansion 3, and even Untitled Goose Game. A photo booth captured snapshots of attendees throughout the day and night. Live music performances kept both attendees and mall-goers entertained. Since 2012, Edmonton Extra Lifers have raised almost $1.1 million CAD for Stollery Children’s Hospital. Extra Lifers in Edmonton raised over $200,000 CAD this year with the West Edmonton Mall event helping to break that incredible total. Part of what made their event so successful was the support they received from local sponsors like: Beamdog, Digital Extremes, EA, Game OVR, BioWare, The Gamers' Lodge, Microsoft, Noms, RetroActive Arcade, The Brick, Animethon, Displayco, DQ Orange Julius, Fragapalooza, West Edmonton Mall, and many more. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped make Edmonton's events so successful and fun. The Edmonton Extra Life guild hopes to push that number over $250,000 CAD before the end of the year - if you want to help them reach their goal, consider signing up for their team to raise money yourself or donating to the cause through their Extra Life team page. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  20. On November 2nd, 250 gamers arrived at the West Edmonton Mall, their new home for the next 25-hours. The Game Day event, organized by the Edmonton Extra Life guild, had hundreds of people take to the ice rink at the mall to play games and raise money for sick and injured kids at Stollery Children's Hospital. The event opened with a now traditional opening ceremony that featured kids from Stollery Children's Hospital playing an exhibition game of Mario Kart against a team of local Edmonton politicians. For the record, the kids have beaten the politicians at every previous opening ceremony competition and continued their streak of victory this year. The Edmonton Extra Life guild's president, Lisa Hawthorne, made sure that the event was stuffed full of enough games and fun side activities to keep attendees occupied and engaged for the duration of the 25-hour gaming marathon. Tournaments with prestigious trophies were held at the event, pitting players against one another in games like Super Mario Party, Luigi's Mansion 3, and even Untitled Goose Game. A photo booth captured snapshots of attendees throughout the day and night. Live music performances kept both attendees and mall-goers entertained. Since 2012, Edmonton Extra Lifers have raised almost $1.1 million CAD for Stollery Children’s Hospital. Extra Lifers in Edmonton raised over $200,000 CAD this year with the West Edmonton Mall event helping to break that incredible total. Part of what made their event so successful was the support they received from local sponsors like: Beamdog, Digital Extremes, EA, Game OVR, BioWare, The Gamers' Lodge, Microsoft, Noms, RetroActive Arcade, The Brick, Animethon, Displayco, DQ Orange Julius, Fragapalooza, West Edmonton Mall, and many more. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped make Edmonton's events so successful and fun. The Edmonton Extra Life guild hopes to push that number over $250,000 CAD before the end of the year - if you want to help them reach their goal, consider signing up for their team to raise money yourself or donating to the cause through their Extra Life team page. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  21. Games You Should Know, a gaming channel and podcast, put together a Game Day event in Calgary with the help of Caravel Craft Brewery. As one of the event's attractions, the diligent and creative group constructed a towering, functional Game Boy that attendees could play with throughout Game Day. Games You Should Know was created by Terence Teske and Andrew Smith. The two host videos and podcasts highlighting games that they believe everyone should know. Smith and one of his best friends, Curtis Braham, took on the task of creating the massive Game Boy. The device was constructed in the hopes that it would draw more attention, and more donations, to the Games You Should Know team. The Giant Game Boy stands approximately 4.5 feet tall. Smith and Braham took special care to get the ratios exactly right to preserve the authenticity of the device. The duo decided to use a Raspberry Pi computer to bring the electrical systems together. The buttons and directional pad are all linked via arcade buttons and a microcontroller before linking to the Raspberry Pi. From there, the Raspberry Pi is connected to the screen, a flat screen television installed within the wooden frame of the larger device. The device links to a car amplifier to accurately simulate the sound systems of the Game Boy. The Games You Should Know team managed to bring a lot of eyes to their Extra Life event with the reveal of the Giant Game Boy. They managed to raise over $11,000 USD for Alberta Children's Hospital. This is the team's sixth year of fighting for the kids in their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. We can't wait to see what they come up with for next year! You can show your support for Games You Should Know and their Giant Game Boy by joining or donating to their Extra Life page. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  22. Games You Should Know, a gaming channel and podcast, put together a Game Day event in Calgary with the help of Caravel Craft Brewery. As one of the event's attractions, the diligent and creative group constructed a towering, functional Game Boy that attendees could play with throughout Game Day. Games You Should Know was created by Terence Teske and Andrew Smith. The two host videos and podcasts highlighting games that they believe everyone should know. Smith and one of his best friends, Curtis Braham, took on the task of creating the massive Game Boy. The device was constructed in the hopes that it would draw more attention, and more donations, to the Games You Should Know team. The Giant Game Boy stands approximately 4.5 feet tall. Smith and Braham took special care to get the ratios exactly right to preserve the authenticity of the device. The duo decided to use a Raspberry Pi computer to bring the electrical systems together. The buttons and directional pad are all linked via arcade buttons and a microcontroller before linking to the Raspberry Pi. From there, the Raspberry Pi is connected to the screen, a flat screen television installed within the wooden frame of the larger device. The device links to a car amplifier to accurately simulate the sound systems of the Game Boy. The Games You Should Know team managed to bring a lot of eyes to their Extra Life event with the reveal of the Giant Game Boy. They managed to raise over $11,000 USD for Alberta Children's Hospital. This is the team's sixth year of fighting for the kids in their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. We can't wait to see what they come up with for next year! You can show your support for Games You Should Know and their Giant Game Boy by joining or donating to their Extra Life page. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  23. SlugFest Games has done a lot for Extra Life in the tabletop gaming space during 2019. Earlier this year, they announced a promotional card themed after Extra Life that would be released exclusively to Extra Life streamers. The card, Water of Life, was compatible with all versions of The Red Dragon Inn, one of SlugFest's most popular tabletop games. Streamers were given the cards to disperse between donors and viewers, making for a very fun and interactive way to support Extra Life. On November 9, SlugFest Games hosted a livestream to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Throughout the stream, they gave away lots of prizes to those who were watching and supporting them with donations. The stream was so successful that the company ended up raising over six times their initial goal! To crown off their stream, the team introduced the 50th character coming to The Red Dragon Inn! You can see the reveal for yourselves in the video below. You can watch the full stream on The Red Dragon Inn's Twitch channel. While their main streaming day might be over and done, you can still support SlugFest Games' fundraising efforts for Extra Life by donating to their page and earning yourself some cool Red Dragon Inn swag! Everyone who donates $5 USD will be given a Water of Life card. $25 USD will net donors the Water of Life and Gold Dragon Gin cards. $100 USD donors will be given the following: A Water of Life promo card, a copy of Gold Dragon Gin, Ohava's Healing Brew, Purified Potent Pixie Power Punch, and the d6 variant of Barroom Brawl. Head over to their Extra Life fundraising page to grab yourself some of these limited edition promotional goodies. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
  24. SlugFest Games has done a lot for Extra Life in the tabletop gaming space during 2019. Earlier this year, they announced a promotional card themed after Extra Life that would be released exclusively to Extra Life streamers. The card, Water of Life, was compatible with all versions of The Red Dragon Inn, one of SlugFest's most popular tabletop games. Streamers were given the cards to disperse between donors and viewers, making for a very fun and interactive way to support Extra Life. On November 9, SlugFest Games hosted a livestream to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Throughout the stream, they gave away lots of prizes to those who were watching and supporting them with donations. The stream was so successful that the company ended up raising over six times their initial goal! To crown off their stream, the team introduced the 50th character coming to The Red Dragon Inn! You can see the reveal for yourselves in the video below. You can watch the full stream on The Red Dragon Inn's Twitch channel. While their main streaming day might be over and done, you can still support SlugFest Games' fundraising efforts for Extra Life by donating to their page and earning yourself some cool Red Dragon Inn swag! Everyone who donates $5 USD will be given a Water of Life card. $25 USD will net donors the Water of Life and Gold Dragon Gin cards. $100 USD donors will be given the following: A Water of Life promo card, a copy of Gold Dragon Gin, Ohava's Healing Brew, Purified Potent Pixie Power Punch, and the d6 variant of Barroom Brawl. Head over to their Extra Life fundraising page to grab yourself some of these limited edition promotional goodies. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round! View full article
  25. The Extra Life Guild based in Saskatchewan has pulled together an event this weekend called the Extra Life Saskatchewan Milestone Gaming Marathon. The event will welcome gamers from all walks of life to participate in raising money for Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, a facility that was able to open its doors earlier this year due to partners like Extra Life. Due to donations and fundraising events, Saskatchewan now has its first dedicated hospital for treating mothers and children. The marathon will be held this weekend at the Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Centre in Saskatoon. It will begin on November 16 at 9am CST and close out strong on November 17 at 9am CST. The event welcomes every kind of gamer who would like to attend, though tickets will need to be purchased either through Eventbrite or at the door. Children 12 years and under will not need a ticket, but will need an adult to accompany them. Additionally, while the event allows all non-electronic games, there are considerations for power and space if attendees want to bring a console or PC. Please contact the Saskatchewan Guild via Facebook before bringing additional electronics to the event. Below are just a few of the events happening throughout the 24-hour gaming marathon: Board games Console games Trading Card Games with Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more being featured prominently Tabletop RPGs run for all skill-levels by friendly local Game Masters Fighting Game tournaments for Super Smash Brothers, Tekken, and more Raffles, contests, and tournaments galore! Photos of Jim Pattison Children's Hospital were taken by Lisa Landrie – A Photogenic Life Even more is in store for those who attend. “We’re going to have a library of board games, virtual reality, some Jack Box games, 24 hours of D&D, and a local game shop and video game bar are sponsoring consoles and TVs,” explained Nolan, Extra Life Saskatchewan Guild's president. The Extra Life Saskatchewan Milestone Gaming Marathon has been organized by the Extra Life Saskatchewan Guild. As part of the event, the guild is asking all attendees to register to participate on extra-life.org prior to arriving or at the door. This year, the team is aiming to reach $20,000 USD. To register or donate to support their endeavor, please visit the team page. It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!
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