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Extra Life 2013 – Thank You!

As many of you know, this past Saturday I participated in the Extra Life charity gaming marathon. I wanted to take this opportunity to extend my deepest gratitude to everyone who joined with me to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Together, we raised over 2,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital, with at least another $500…

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Extra Life 2013 Is Tomorrow!

October was one intense month. I started a new job for the first time in 10 years, we threw a birthday for our 5-year-old son where the theme was “all of the iPad games”, and our Boston Red Sox won the World Series! Fortunately, I get to kick off November with a nice, relaxing 25-hour…

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Extra Life 2013: Please Donate!

This fall I’m participating in two marathons: the Extra Life charity gaming marathon on November 2, and the Philadelphia Marathon on November 17. One is a grueling test of strength, skill, that will help me raise money for a worthy cause, while the other is a totally self-indulgent 26.2-mile run that will help me raise…

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Extra Life 2013: Be a Hero for Kids!

Make a Donation! Last year was the first time I participated in Extra Life, a 24-hour charity video gaming marathon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Thanks to the generosity of many friends, family, and readers, we raised $1,962 for Boston Children’s Hospital, part of a record-breaking $2 million total raised by Extra Life…

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Extra Life 2012 Charity Gaming Marathon: Live Blog

A word of caution: my live updates may contain spoilers for Dishonored, and probably also for Lego Star Wars. If you’re worried that discussions of Lego pantomime might ruin the plot of a 30-year-old movie, you might want to stop reading now. Today’s the big day! It’s the morning of Saturday, October 20th, and I’ve…

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Extra Life 2012 Is Tomorrow!

The Extra Life 2012 charity gaming marathon starts tomorrow, Saturday, October 20th! Starting at 8:00 AM, I’ll be playing video games for 24 hours straight. That should be more than enough hours to log some good quality time with Dishonored, although I’ll likely end up playing some Lego Star Wars with my son, and maybe…

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Extra Life 2012 Update

Update: we’ve passed our goal—thank you to everyone who has donated! Of course, $1000 was just an arbitrary number I picked, mostly because it seemed achievable and because it looks pretty in our conventional base-10 number system. There’s no reason we can’t raise even more! Just a reminder… the Extra Life charity gaming marathon is…

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Extra Life 2012: Play Games. Heal Kids.

I’ve never had much interest in the whole “charity” thing. I don’t particularly enjoy helping people I know, much less complete and total strangers. However, one thing that does interest me is finding new ways to validate the unreasonable amount of time I spend playing video games. Also, as a father of two, I have…