Extra Life 2013 is Over!

Extra Life 2013

UPDATE: Extra Life 2013 is officially over. It was not only the first year for GamersWithJobs to make a combined effort, but a first for many of us participating as well. Leading up to the event I increased the goal multiple times, and as of this writing we managed to raise $3,652, surpassing our third intended goal.

I want to thank everyone that contributed. Some of you gave generously, some of you set aside time in your weekend to game with us, and others watched our streams and provided a constant run of feedback and encouragement. I've learned a lot this year, and I look forward to putting it to good use next year.

Thank you.


Right now your fellow GWJers are gaming for the kiddies! Extra Life is a 25-hour gaming marathon for charity. All proceeds go to Children's Miracle Network hospitals across North America. You can view our team page and select any GWJer's profile to donate to and contribute to the cause.

Many of us will be on the Ventrilo GamersWithJobs server chatting it up in the Extra Life channel while we stream. Feel free to join us, or see the Vent FAQ thread for information on obtaining and setting up the software.

Behind the break are the list of community members participating as well as links to their streams. Feel free to tune in!

ccesarano -- Twitch Channel
ParallaxAbstraction -- Twitch Channel
Kamakazi010654 -- Twitch Channel
Merkaba -- Twitch Channel
harbichidian -- Twitch Channel
gamerparent -- Twitch Channel
Xeknos -- Twitch Channel
Wing-It -- N/A
sometimesdee -- Twitch Channel
ShynDarkly -- Twitch Channel

Comments

Been watching Merkaba for a bit, he's doing a great job! Okami right now, Tokyo Jungle starting in just over an hour I believe.

Merk - I left your stream accidentally and when I went back it wouldn't connect to chat. Good luck in your next 12-13 hours!

Been watching since 630 am. Luckily this is falling on a day where I'm free to do whatever I want.

Have fun everyone, can't wait to see how weird you all get.

Thanks for popping by Dethroned! It's always good to know somebody's watching after 10 hours.

Sadly I seem to be dealing with nothing but technical difficulties. :/

Been making good progess on Metroid Prime. Taking a quick 15-20 minute break for lunch now.

I will note, however, that it's difficult to collect donations if Extra Life's website is down.

PXA is saying that Extra Life's site is being DDOSed. Real nice.

garion333 wrote:

PXA is saying that Extra Life's site is being DDOSed. Real nice.

Regardless, they've raised over $3 mil!

Now steaming Euro Truck Simulator 2. Metroid Prime got to be a bit too much. I had forgotten how absurd that game gets if you try to play it straight through.

My ear aches from the headset and my back aches from sitting, but I'm still amazed I'm going through with this so far.

Big thanks to Cyrax, LtWarhound and IHateDRM for gaming with me, and for all the others that have watched. My late night programming is basically stuff no one cares about, mostly.

garion333 wrote:

PXA is saying that Extra Life's site is being DDOSed. Real nice.

That is some low stuff right there. There are truly some classless people in this world, it seems.

Xeknos wrote:
garion333 wrote:

PXA is saying that Extra Life's site is being DDOSed. Real nice.

That is some low stuff right there. There are truly some classless people in this world, it seems.

I wonder if there's a common theme between this and people hating successful KickStarters.

Holy crap I feel dead today, way more so than the previous two years I've done this. I think it was cause I was playing a lot of higher action games this year. I didn't raise as much as I did last year which is too bad but there's good reasons for it and I still had a very respectable showing which I'm happy about. Happier still, the Gamers With Jobs team had its funding goal raised multiple times and still bested it! You guys are all amazing. Also yes, there's a special place in Hell for the people who DDoS'd Extra Life.

I didn't expect to end up playing as much Battlefield 4 as I did (especially since it's still broken in many ways) but I had a ton of fun doing that nonetheless. Got to play several other things on my list as well and later today, I'm going to put up highlight clips of my time playing Majicka with co-workers and myself, Demonbox, Vector, KeyMastar and my buddy Chris playing No More Room In Hell which was just bloody hysterical. Thank you to everyone who donated! Extra Life raised 2 million last year and was past 3 million halfway through the run this year, even in spite of the attacks! Amazing!

I was going to drop by early morning Pabstraction, but the bad weather made that I was without internet. Was fun to drop by last night and also playing Firefall, the Badwater run together with other goodjers

Sparhawk wrote:

I was going to drop by early morning Pabstraction, but the bad weather made that I was without internet. Was fun to drop by last night and also playing Firefall, the Badwater run together with other goodjers :)

We need to play more Firefall at some point. That game's come a long way since I played it last.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I was going to drop by early morning Pabstraction, but the bad weather made that I was without internet. Was fun to drop by last night and also playing Firefall, the Badwater run together with other goodjers :)

We need to play more Firefall at some point. That game's come a long way since I played it last.

We have a group that plays quite a bit. deftly and dimmerswitch are very good at helping out new (or returning!) folks get their footing. Play with me if you want to do dumb things and die a lot.

So among the highlights of my stream were when Demonbox, Vector, KeyMastar and my friend Chris from work decided to try out the No More Room In Hell mod which came out the same day. This mod was apparently in development for 8+ years (longer than the entire Left 4 Dead series) and was pitched to me largely as a super hard core version of that. It's so hilariously broken and terrible that it's actually hilarious and as a result, we all had a laughing good time. I cut that 90+ minutes out of the stream and edited together a highlight video last night. You guya' gotta' see this:

NSFW language by the way. I get sweary at 2:00am.

I just wanted to mention as well that donations are staying open until the end of the year so if you couldn't pitch in yet, you still have a chance! With two business donations I just put in today, I've now hit $1,450 in my campaign. I'm 232 of 37,826 participants on the Extra Life leaderboard and more amazingly, the Gamers With Jobs team is 105 or 3,617 teams, after passing out goal of $3,500 which was revised up I think 3 times? That's friggin' awesome!

Details on my single-session stream of Daikatana for crossing $1,000 is forthcoming. We can totally get me to $2,000 so that I have to live stream Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs before then! Who's in?! Anyone who watched me stream Amnesia: The Dark Descent last year knows this will be worth it.