Last year was my first attempt at extra-life – and it was a lot of fun but also very hard. I debated whether or not I was going to do it again this year, especially since almost all of my friends are also doing it, and that makes getting donations hard. I don’t want to harass people into donating because that defeats the purpose.
After a lot of thought, I decided that the cause really is just too wonderful not to support. So I set up my twitch channel for the upcoming event, signed on with a new team, and got the donation page all set up. My goal is pretty low, I’m only looking to raise $100, last year I managed to raise almost $300 for CHEO (the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) and as most people know, every little bit helps.
As for what games I’ll play, I haven’t decided! I figure I’ll do a mixture of indie titles and other more well-known titles over the hours. Expect some sort of make-shift schedule to be put up in the upcoming weeks, and unlike last year I think I’ll be voicing for most of the stream this year, so that should give some hilarious moments especially as sleep deprivation sets in.
A huge hug to all of my fellow gamers who are undertaking this task. Sure, gaming is fun, but it’s really nice to see everyone coming together for a common goal, and towards such an amazing charity.