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Extra-Life: I need your help choosing what I play for it.


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
Lost Odyssey
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Infinite Undiscovery
Operation Darkness
Valkyria Chronicles
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.

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About manasteel88one of us since 2:10 AM on 01.09.2008

Front Paged:
E for Effort: Mass Effect 1+2
E3 2010 Recap
Changes: Fatherhood
Technical Difficulties: What A Difference Time Makes
A True Opponent Stands Before Me
P2 Press Start: Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
10 Games Captain America Would Play
Looking Out for the Little Guy
Special Little Places: Mississippi Memories

Front Paged on Flixist:
The Dichotomy of a Dark Knight
Not Understanding Your Audience
A True Classic: Superman Returns

Articles I wrote that I liked:
That One Mook: Gafgarion
My first playthrough of Resident Evil 2
Love/Hate: Operation Darkness
EVO 2010
Recettear Preview
Teh Bias: Nippon Ichi Software, Dood!
More Than Just Noise: Haunted by Final Fantasy
2010: Year in review and some other musings
Obligatory Destructoid Community Rocks Post
Groundhog Day: Stuck in a Book
A story from the Wasteland
PowerUp 2011
E3 2011: MS, Sony, Ninty, and AWARDS
Freedom: Jetpacks
Handhelds: East vs West
Labor Day: Player 2
Online Passes: Nickles and Dimes
2011: Year in Review and Top 10 XBL Indies

Twinfinite stuff I wrote that I liked:
Before Watchmen: It's Not the End of the World
Retrospection: The X-Men vs The Avengers
DC Kills Again
10 Reliable XBLIG Devs You Should Know
10 Disney Classics that Need Remastering
5 Best Moments from EVO 2013
5 Reasons Why the PS2 Was So Successful
5 Ways to Add Flavor to PS Allstars
Did We Really Need to Break Lara Croft?
Father's Day: Bass Armstrong
Why Do We Need Final Fantasy 7 HD?
Wormlight: A Group of No Name Losers
You Can't Fix Bad Parenting
You Don't Deserve Forgiveness
A Forgotten Hero
Future Diary: The Trial of the Father
Silver Haired Devils: Sephiroth, Magneto, Griffith
Sony Made Art Out of Ads
Celebrate the Ridiculousness of Games
The Graying of Gaming
What is Your Deserted Island Game?
An Opinion on How Value is Underappreciated in Gaming
Lazy Brain Games Legacy
Arkham Knight's Knightfall
Next-Gen Gamers: Kinect Party
An Interview with Adam Spragg
An Interview with Miguel Sternberg
An Interview with Nekros Lead Designer
An Interview with Divekick's Adam Heart
An Interview with The Behemoth's Ian Moreno
An Interview with Firebase Studios
An Interview with Lazy Brain Games: Part 1 / Part 2
An Interview with Fun Infused Games
Should I Be Happy Sonic is Selling Me Insurance
Is the $99 Xbox Worth It?
These Games Don't Belong on Steam?
Quest for Sexy Seaside Beachball: Part 1 / Part 2

Comics in Games
Comics in Games: Games in Comics
Comics in Games: The Original Batman
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four Deleted Scenes
Comics in Games: Superman
Comics in Games: The Best of Marvel 1994

Comics in Crossover Games
- Spider-man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!
- Spider-man the Video Game
- Spider-man and the X-men in Arcade's Revenge
- Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems
- Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
- Marvel Brothel
- Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
- Marvel Trading Card Game
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold

It Came From The Quarter Bin

- 1st Edition
- Promised Vengeance
- Sarah's Story Remembered
- First Strike! Extra!
- Fluffie Kiss
- 2112
- The Holiday Spirit
- Days of GLX-Mas Past

Games Created:
Twinfinite Pirate Kart

RetroforceGO Videos

My Greatest Failure

"We constantly have to revisit 'Why would Donkey Kong do this?' or 'Why would this environment be like this?' And then we start thinking: 'We're making a game about a gorilla wearing a tie.'"
-Michael Kelbaugh of Retro Studios on Donkey Kong Country Returns

"I have to say it's kinda scary how much you know about this game."
-Nicolau Chaud creator of Marvel Brothel
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