Charity and Video Games

Right now the third True Blue Marathon is going on.  A group of friends playing through Mega Man and Sonic games to raise money for the Child’s Play Charity.  The event will go throughout the weekend.

Child’s Play is a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in their network of over 70 hospitals worldwide.

Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, they set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids.  Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, they buy new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities.

The marathon is set up where they will play so many hours of each series depending on how much money that gets donated.  You can choose to what percent your donation goes to either unlock Mega Man or Sonic game hours.  The max amount of time is thirty-six hours, eighteen for each series.  If they do not finish any unlocked hours they will pickup the following Saturday at Noon.

So far they have unlocked thirteen hours of Mega Man and twelve hours of Sonic.

They raised over $1,000 for their first event and $783 for their second.  They have already raised over $1,000 again, big help from the founders parents.  Let us see how much we can help them out.  Watch them play and chat with guys on their website as well.

Prizes will be given for donations.  These prizes include pear beads for various Mega Man characters and digital codes for Xbox Live and Playstation.

By they way, if you want some music to go along with this I suggest Blue Bomber by Mega Ran and Mr. Wilson.  It is a nerdcore rap album about Mega Man and Sonic teaming up.



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