Are you a bad enough dude to GO FOR BROKE?
Go For Broke Day 2009 is upon us - this Sunday, April 5th! It's a day to lay it all on the line, take a big risk, and give your all against impossible odds. When I first learned about this day in college, the tagline from Street Fighter Alpha 3, "Let's Party! Go For Broke!
" came to my mind and I knew that gamers across the world would totally appreciate having their own holiday.
Since then, April 5th has been G4B Day for me, my friends, their friends, and whomever we can we can involved or interested in the challenge. What challenge, you ask? Well, let's get to that.
What makes a good G4B challenge?
PBC asked the gamer community to submit text and video submissions detailing how they'd be spending their G4B Day. All sorts of ridiculous things came in - a lot of them near impossible, but most were really badass
. A couple guys were going to finally finish a super hard game they'd put down years ago, and others were going to try to beat a favorite game start to finish with low health or other handicaps. Two guys tried to beat every Sonic game ever made, no continues. This truly celebrates the spirit of putting everything on the line.
This year's challenge:
My personal challenge for this year's G4B Day is to kill Dracula before the sun sets
. I've never played Order of Ecclesia
before, which makes this even harder, but my friend Darrin lent me his DS and this Sunday it's ON. One game, start to finish.
I hope that this post has inspired you to take some time this Sunday, grab some friends & your favorite beverage, and fight the impossible fight. Godspeed, Dtoiders.
G4B's actual holiday description:
Today is a day to put it all on the line, and take a chance. It might be money. Or, it can be a love relationship. Perhaps, it's time to initiate a risky project, or to take a new job.
Many of us go about our daily lives playing it safe, not taking big chances. If you are of a conservative ilk, you may have never gone out on a limb, or taken big risks. If this sounds like you, maybe today is a day to really let loose and "Go for Broke".
If you can muster up the courage to take a big risk, you can enjoy today by taking big risks and "Going for Broke". We will leave it up to you to decide whether the risk is worth taking.