This will be my third Extra Life campaign and Chris’s fourth. In fact, it’s because of Chris that I got into this at all. The idea of staying up straight for 24 hours to play video games seemed impossible. The fact that I can’t have caffeine for medical reasons makes it sound even more impossible. But listening to him talk about his Extra Life 2012 experience, I really wanted to be a part of it, so I signed up for 2013 and joined Team GrE via Skype. I loved it so much, that for 2014, I flew to Iowa so I could be with the entire GrE team in person. And Chris and I got Zelda tattoos. It was a good time, despite the lack of sleep.
GrE is no more, so this year, for Extra Life 2015, the former Team GrE is now Team SGR. I’m not going to Iowa this year for two reasons:
- Blake’s second baby is due the week before the Extra Life campaign begins, so he won’t be participating and therefore, we don’t have that awesome basement space he was able to offer for all of us.
- I am very, very broke and cannot justify the plane tickets this year.
So I am staying in Texas, and Ross and Chris (WHO STILL HASN’T SIGNED UP YET, YOU SLACKER) will be staying in Iowa. However, we have a new challenger on the team, a one Jen Bosier, who is traveling down to Texas from Colorado to join in Extra Life fun with me.
Our goal between the four of us is to raise $1,000. My personal goal is to raise $500. As you can see, we’re a ways away from that goal.
If you donate $25 to the cause, be sure to comment that this is an SGR donation, and I’ll put you in running for a free strategy guide OF YOUR CHOICE! With the fall rush coming up, and the timing of Extra Life, this means you could get a free strategy guide for Fallout 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, or Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Or hey, if you want an older guide that isn’t out of print, I will accommodate that too! But note this is within reason. No, I won’t buy the ginormous boxed sets of game guides; don’t be greedy.
I’m also working on getting codes to give away as well throughout the Extra Life day, but those will only go out to donors!
I’m still working on my playlist, but right now, it looks to be filled with open world greatness:
- Dragon Age Inquisition
- Far Cry 4
- Diablo III
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Yes, I put Destiny in there. If you want me to play Destiny, though, you’ll have to donate!
In fact, with any donation amount, you can tell me what games to play. I’ll put up my final list very soon! And did I mention Jen and I will be getting gaming-related tattoos that day as well? Oh yeah, it’s going to be nuts! And fun!