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#ESA2014 - European Speedster Assembly 2014 - Gaming for charity

54d ago ... http://www.europeanspeedsterassembly.com/ In just over 24 hours, the European Speedster Assembly 2014 is starting. Hosted by Ludendi in the small locality Skövde in central-Southern Sweden, not too far from Gothenburg, ESA is an annual, weeklong live marathon of speed runners and gaming enthusiasts playing the games they are good at. There have been two previous installments of this event, a...

Help Me Make a Difference in This World

330d ago ... By. Adam Bankhurst Change. Take a minute to think about what that word means to you. Better yet, think of what that word can mean to a child suffering from a disease that he or she does not deserve. Life, unfortunately, does not deal in fairness, and the cards that are dealt to us are not always in our favor. What life does give us, however, is the power to make a difference. We, as...
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Get an Extra Life

701d ago ... Some of you may remember that last year N4G staff and a number of members and friends participated in Extra Life, and for the last four years thousands of gamers have joined together annually to play for 24 hours in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. These days my 24 hour marathons involve my lovely little baby, and so I'm happy to place my support behind other teams of Extra L...

How Jobs did NOT revolutionize gaming.

1043d ago ... In this article I will be explaining some hard truths to why Apple had nothing to do with revolutionizing gaming. I will go into depth about the failed attempts and quotes from developers themselves. Apple may have revolutionized the way people use smartphones, but not gaming. It had to start somewhere. It all started with Bungie, a company in the 90’s that only made games exclusive to th...
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Playing Games, Healing Kids, Winning Swag

1066d ago ... Big thanks to everyone that joined the N4G staff in gaming for kids this past weekend!! Whether you played, donated - or both - it was record-breaking! As part of the Extra Life gaming marathon, our N4G team raised over $1500 for children's hospitals, and were part of breaking that ticker as Extra Life 2011 passed the 1 million mark! That's kinda huge. Congratulations to our swag grab bag...

Going the Distance

1070d ago ... Last year I took part in the Extra Life 24 hour video game marathon. For those that don't know Extra Life is a gaming marathon that helps generate donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. When I heard about it last year I knew I had to do it, not so much because I love playing games and this gives me an excuse to play them 24 hours straight, but more so because my youngest daughter h...
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Join N4G as We Game for the Children's Miracle Network

1085d ago ... Hey, N4Gers! N4G Moderators Odion, JL, cgoodno and I are leading the N4G team to charity victory - want in? As gamers in Extra Life's annual 24-hour video game marathon you can join the N4G team and get some play time in or you can donate and help us reach our fundraising goal! All contributions will benefit local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Any contribution will help and all do...
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