We've been doing our "For the Kids Marathon" event for 4 years. Starts today April 6th at Noon EST till the 7th Noon EST. I think the normal gaming marathons are kinda boring, I mean I don't mind watching someone play a game for a little bit but 24 hours is where I draw the line. What we do that's different is we have a gaming tournament in house, well in my basement.
I have my friends playing games and doing real life challenges as well, last year I built a wind tunnel for the finals that worked out well and was pretty cool, another challenge was while walking on a treadmill to shoot down ducks in duck hunt.
My personal favorite was playing Dead Rising and while you were slaying zombies we sprayed "blood" in your face to simulate the slaughter. I think having these challenges and tournament it's more entertaining and not just that normal marathon where you play Mario for 24 hours, that's cool and raising money for charity is awesome but as far as having content that I want to watch longer than 10 minutes, that it is not.
We always have prizes to give away to people watching and we also allow viewers to challenge our players to complete a game or certain objective, such as beating a level in dark souls without dying. If you can stump our players, we give away a tshirt, DLC code or something video game related we picked up over the year.
Here was a challenge to play RapStar but as the song progressed you had to put marshmallows in your mouth to make it more difficult, as if the game wasn't bad enough.
Check us out at http://www.forthekidsmarathon.com/ we do have 3 streams, one for each TV we have going and it's never boring. There's more information on the site about what we are as well as more photos from previous years. If you have any ideas or challenges for us, come chat with us today at 12 PM EST. Donate to help raise some money for Childsplay charity and maybe win a prize for being generous.