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Destructoid Extra Life G3 Update: 4 Hospitals, Game Raffle and Money!


Total Amount Raised: $427.91
You guys are amazing!!!!

We have raised over $100 and now I know I can get more. I'm trying to get sponsors and give a big raffle off as soon as we reach $500. I have gained a WORMS XBLA game code and access to the uncharted beta thanks to Hamza. Seriously, thanks Hamza. I've been hitting all the publishers I can get my hands on so I hope to have more.

Right now we have three of us running charities on both coasts. I'm still looking for International support and somebody to rep hospitals in the south, but right now if we have the three of us Dtoiders reach our personal goals we'll be able match the Destructoid Community goal. We're almost 1/5th of the way there and the big event hasn't even started yet.

I'm not half assing this. I want to help as many hospitals as I can and I need your help to do so. Sign up for a hospital and ask somebody for $10. Please donate any cash as well. I'm not asking you to empty the piggy bank, I'm just asking you for a few bucks.

I'm trying to offer you all a prize for being awesome people and donating, but I can't guarantee anything. I can only offer out things that are donated and only when we achieve our goal. There is however an Xbox Twitter contest running for you all if you want to compete for an Xbox 360 prize.

Microsoft is also throwing 12 month codes for live to the first 100 or so people that raise $300. If I win, that will definitely be raffled off. Here's the Email:

Xbox LIVE is challenging you to be one of the first 100 G3 players to reach $300 in funds raised for your local hospital. All 100 of those totally awesome players will score 12 glorious months of FREE Xbox Live Gold.

If I find any other contests, I'll definitely throw it up for you all to compete in.

How to Donate:
Find a donor under Game with these Dtoiders below. On Saturday I'll have a collected page of gamers and the hospitals they are playing for. If you want to do it today, well then please donate to these hospitals below!

manasteel88's Page
Hospital: Hasbro's Children's Hospital

HKKstudio's Page
Hospital: Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Swishiee's Page
Hospital: UC Davis Children's Hospital

Rifter01's Page
Hospital: Children's Hospital Foundation

You can choose to donate any amount you want Anonymously.

How To Sign Up and Raise Funds For Your Own Hospital:


Enter your information and how much you are wanting to play for.

Select your role as Join a Team and scroll to find the Destructoid Community link. Something like this:

Choose the hospital you want to support. It can be a local or international hospital. I chose some Hospital in Rhode Island because I didn't think anybody would be throwing money their way. Doesn't really matter which hospital, kids around the world need these funds.

Fill out your information and you are now a fundraiser. Good for you.

How will the Raffle work?
For those Dtoiders that leave their Destructoid user name in their donation, you will be entered in to a ticket. Any Dtoider that signs up for a charity that makes $5 or more will get two tickets. The raffle will only start when Destructoid reaches $500. If we fail to, I will return the codes to the people that gifted them. I am also ineligible for any of these codes. I want to do this to reward you all. More importantly, I want to hit that goal, people.

If I get contacted by Microsoft that I've won the 12 month Xbox Live Gold card, then I'll raffle that off separately.

How to enter your username:
Just fill out the message to participant and make sure it's show to everyone. You can still maintain real name anonymity by choosing the "make this donation anonymously" button.

Games up for Raffle
Worms for XBLA
Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta
Hopefully more to come.

Don't Have Xbox Live Gold to Game With Us?
No worries. Microsoft is giving everyone free access to online this weekend. There will be no excuse for not gaming with your fellow Dtoiders. If you don't feel like putting your name to this, just donate and play with us.

Don't have an Xbox at all?
Doesn't matter. Create a page and get people to donate. This isn't a Charity for Xbox. This is a charity for Kids. Turn this bad boy in to a PS3 or Wii Saturday Night Fights. I'll support it in a main post on Saturday once this kicks off.

Strapped for Cash?
Just spread the word. I'm asking you personally for a donation, but I'll gladly take some advertising to get people more involved. Tweet it or even Retweet it. Make this a thing.

Game with these Dtoiders
I'm going to update this list all weekend long for the games that the community will play and the personal lists they have created. If anybody wants to join this, post in the comments with the link of your own page. If you see a game you like from one of these people, join in and help them have a good time.

manasteel88's Donation Page
Gamertag: manasteel88
Hospital: Hasbro's Children's Hospital
Games Planned for Saturday: X-Men, UFC Undisputed 09, Virtua Fighter 5, BlazBlue, Marvel vs Capcom 2, and Gears of War.
Time Starts: 2 PM EST/1 PM CST/12 PM MST/11 PM PST

HKKstudios Donation Page
Gamertag: STFUninja
Hospital: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Games Planned for Saturday: Gears of War and Virtua Fighter 5

Swishiee's Donation Page
Gamertag: Swishiee
Steam ID: Swishiee
Hospital: UC Davis Children's Hospital
Games Planned for Saturday: Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Gears of War 3

Random Dtoider Donation Page
Gamertag: aRelaxaKuma
Hospital: Children's Hospital Foundation
Games Planned for Saturday: Pinball FX, Pac-Man CE/DX, Radiant Silvergun, Saints Row 2, Beautiful Katamari, Peggle and Space Giraffe.
Time Starts: 4 PM EST/3 PM CST/2 PM MST/1 PM PST

Not American and want to help?
This is not limited to American hospitals. Australian, European, and Canadian hospitals are all represented by this organization. Money is converted and donated in American Dollars, but money will still be going directly to these hospitals. So please sign up and help lend international support to this. This is all about children, no matter where they are on the planet.

When do we play?
We will be gaming all Saturday so please join us. If you plan on gaming at all on Saturday, October 1. Sign up and gather donations for a hospital. Donations are live right now and will run until the end of this weekend so I do encourage you to participate.

Already registered and want to join Team Destructoid?
That's great! If you signed up as an individual during registration but would like to join a team now, please email [email protected] Make sure to include your name, email address and the name of the team you would like to join (Destructoid Community).

Don't feel like supporting this?
Support the Humble Bundle right now. Leave your name as Destructoid Community instead of anonymous. All I ask is that you decide to support sick kids this weekend. That's it.

If you do feel like supporting this, just not us, then buy an avatar item. Search for G3 during the event Saturday and buy these shirts. It'll go to the kiddies.

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