This month really has asked a lot from us as humanitarians. So far I've seen 5 major gaming charity events for children's hospitals. That's a lot to ask of a group of people. This barrage of charity can potentially wear on people. As a guy that is constantly strapped for cash, I realize this.
The 15th will be my 3rd fundraising event I've done this month. I'm not sure if I can push as hard as I can this go around. Fortunately, Tactix is running the show for the official Team Destructoid, so I don't really have to do anything more than drum up my own donations. I know I'm most likely hitting the exact same people that helped me raise $525 and I apologize for having to ask for more. You all have already done a lot.
However, I know we can easily do a lot more.
I learned a lot from doing my first online fundraising event. I'm trying to help Tactix in what he's doing and I got Monkey Paw Games to help sponsor us with tons of codes for their games. We actually took their last Arc the Lad codes guys. I'm hoping that we'll be able to hit our goal like last year.
We're representing a lot of hospitals and we're also hitting international ones as well. The random hospital I chose was a British one and we have another sponsor working for the Canadians. As I've said over and over, this is for sick kids regardless of their place of birth.
I am simply trying to get people to help raise funds for children that need it. If you have a Facebook account, push for a hospital. If you have a twitter account, tweet for a hospital. I know it's hard to find some extra money these days, so I need help in any way I can to spread the word. I want to hit our goal.
For G3, I had a lot of things that I stumbled on. Mostly, that I was trying to play online games that I hadn't played in over a year for Xbox's free live weekend. That yielded some unsatisfying results in my playthroughs and probably frustrated me more than I should have been.
I was fractured in my gaming process and wasn't really sure of what I was going to play and constantly skipped between games. This go around I'm doing it differently. I'm gaming the way I would want to game. The best way to do this would be for me to tackle my backlog.
So I'm looking for suggestions. I already know for a fact that I'm playing Super Mario RPG. Since that's going to be on an HD TV, I'll need to take a break so the pixelation doesn't ruin my eyes. Now I'm going to ask you all an important question. What games should I tackle?
My Laundry List: (in no particular order) Zettai Hero Project 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors Suikoden Lost Odyssey Batman: Arkham Asylum Infinite Undiscovery Operation Darkness Valkyria Chronicles Nier Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor Dragon Quest IV
All of these games are sitting half finished. Some with good reason, some without. However, these are all games that I want to progress further through and simply haven't. I don't care which game you choose, as I've enjoyed each of these.
Will I be holding a raffle this time around? Of course! Rifter01 had absolutely no need of his Castle Crasher's code for XBLA. I've also been able to procure 2 codes from the awesome people at Monkey Paw games. I'll be raffling codes off at the end if I hit my goal of $100. This doesn't include the large number of games that Destructoid has to give out on their livestream.
I know I'll put up a better post on Saturday about what I'm going to do and what we're all gaming for. For now I just want to raise awareness for this event on Saturday. It's going to be huge and I know for a fact that Jesse has some great stuff planned. I hope you all join me this weekend to help some children.
The Hospitals in Need: Bristol's Royal Hospital For Children Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland Sacred Heart's Children's Hospital Washington New Orleans Children's Hospital Nationwide Children's Hospital of Ohio Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Primary Children's Medical Center Salt Lake City Connecticut Children's Medical Center UC Davis Children's Hospital Rhode Island Hasbro Children's Hospital Oklahoma Children's Hospital Foundation
These are all hospitals that need help. Please support them any way you can. We've gone international for this event and I want everybody to help.
LOOK WHO CAME: