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"April is my last month with HAVAmedia, thank you for the past 7 years!"

Join N4G as We Game for the Children's Miracle Network

Cat | 1591d ago
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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 donations are tax deductible.

Our team fundraising goal is $5000 - which is huge for our first year, but c'mon...we can so do this!

If you would like to be part of the N4G team by playing just go here: All gaming counts - PC, console, mobile, board...just game!

If you want to be part of the N4G team by donating choose any of our participant profiles on that page and donate!

Some other stuff: Want to play 24 hours but not for 24 hours straight? That's cool, just clock 24 hours in the time frame you choose! This is about the kids, after all - any Achievements/Trophies/etc. earned is just icing on the very real cake.

BONUS: If you join the team OR donate $24 or more to one of the N4G team's participants you'll be entered to win a swag bundle from our swag closet. This is a grab bag of posters, t-shirts, buttons, bags, and dog tags to name a few from GDC, E3, PAX...or stuff that showed up in the mail.
1. Swag bundle is open to all except for employees of HAVAmedia and immediate relatives. You do not have to be a registered N4G user to win.
2. Closing date is 15th October 2011
3. The winner will be chosen by and notified via email or N4G ticket on or after October 16, 2011.
4. Failure to reply to notification within fourteen (14) days results in forfeiture of prize.

snowb420  +   1590d ago
I'm slightly confused. Do I just play and N4G pays, or what?
Cat  +   1590d ago
You've got options - you can join the team (or another team, or as an individual) and you just game! You get a link to your page like and that's where people can donate towards your personal goal. Money they give to you on your page goes to the hospital of your choice! (and counts toward the team's goal)

Or, you can just donate to someone if you don't feel like gaming but want to give!
snowb420  +   1590d ago
Well I registered, thanks for the info.
WildArmed  +   1590d ago
Don't feel like gaming?
Cat  +   1590d ago
Nice! Welcome snowb420, skv007, and Criminal! (@skv - I know, I know, "don't feel like gaming", on the off chance someone wandered onto N4G by mistake? :D )
Criminal  +   1590d ago | Well said
Basically, the N4G staff will spend 24 hours straight to play games in support of a great cause; we can support them by donating and/or joining in to keep them going. We donate.

On topic, things like this make me proud to be a gamer. I'm in.
SilentNegotiator  +   1590d ago
"2. Closing date is 15th October 2011"

So I can sign up really close to the date? That's good, because I can really only do this if I have off of work that day and the day after (for sleep).

Hope I can participate. There's nothing more sad than someone dying before they get a chance to live a full life.
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Cat  +   1590d ago
Don't stress about getting your game time in on the 15th - nobody is going to be at your door checking. It's still in the spirit of the marathon and fundraising if you get your hours in at another time!!
SilentNegotiator  +   1590d ago
True, but that's no fun. I'd rather do the 24 hours along side everyone else :)
JL  +   1589d ago
I, like Cat, won't be doing the 24hrs on the 15th. First off, I'm just too old to be sitting and gaming for 24hrs straight. And I work through the weekend. So, it would be impossible for me to game all the way through that Saturday.

It's much more likely that I'll split my time up between the few days prior to that.

Or, another option is: my "weekend" is actually Monday-Tuesday, those being the days I'm off work. So, I could maybe squeeze in a 24hr session there. Or at least a couple 12hr sessions.

P.S. Cat, if I split up my time and the Marathon-Donation Police show up at my door, you are so paying for my bail :P
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Theo1130  +   1590d ago
For some reason I'm assuming this only pertains to playing on consoles.
WildArmed  +   1590d ago
Nay, it's also for Steam / Rift / and others!
Cat  +   1590d ago
And mobile and board and D&D, Farmville? It's time for Theo to give in and embrace his inner gaming-for-charity gnome.
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WildArmed  +   1590d ago
I'm in :D
WildArmed  +   1590d ago | Well said
Also, if I don't get any sponsors, I'll make it my personal goal to donate 20$ from my pocket.
ISKREEM  +   1590d ago
I like that idea, I'm going to do the same.
fear88  +   1590d ago | Well said
Count me in. Im always good for a charity.
-Mezzo-  +   1590d ago
I wish i had a Debit or Credit Card to Donate & participate. =[

All i have is cash.
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ISKREEM  +   1590d ago
Anything for charity! :)
LostDjinn  +   1590d ago
I'll cough up some cash.

On the condition that you (Cat) play Zero in the game of my choosing. If you win I'll drop $50. If Zero wins it'll be $25. I know it's wrong to give different amounts based on the outcome but Zeros' tears are worth more than yours to me.

Do we have a deal?

P.S.- You'll have to promise that you both try to win though. Zero throwing the match won't impress me so I think you'll have to record some footage of this particular challenge and post it up for all of N4g to see.
Cat  +   1590d ago
We have a deal if you give every team member $100 regardless. HA! :D Charitable conditions, zany.

10 members strong and counting!
LostDjinn  +   1590d ago
Don't push it lady!

Edit: It's good to be back. (For me I mean.) ;)
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Cat  +   1590d ago
Yeah, I'm gonna tell you what I told UnSelf: Just come game with me. Or give us all your money.
TriangleOffense  +   1590d ago
Ive been registered and generating as many donations as I can on my own for a few months now.

This is a great event and Im happy to see other gaming sites and communities finally getting on board with it.
wynams  +   1589d ago
I am down! Thanks for putting this together n4g/Cat/others!
Cat  +   1589d ago
Awesome! We're on a roll - 15 team members strong and 13% of our goal!!

edit: welcome to the team, Shani!
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FrustratedFury  +   1586d ago
We got Mike(PaladinXII) over at doing 24 hours as well. Great fun for a great cause.
Shani  +   1586d ago
I am in. I don't know if I can do 24 Hrs straight since I am starting my shift next day and I have to go to different city for that.
I will try to squeeze 24 Hrs between Oct.12-14 or Oct.12-15.
bgreene110  +   1574d ago
yeah awesome childrens hospital in st. louis has saved my sons life on more than one occasion and bent over backwards to help him and my wife no matter what i'll be gaming for the whole 24 hrs

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