Here it is: The big news! Gaming Chronicles and our friends are ready to once more enter the fray for a good cause! We will be holding our third annual gaming marathon to benefit Child’s Play Charity, and this time, we won’t be going in solo.
The Mulitplayer Marathon will be just that: Multiplayer. This year we are playing games with a minimum of two human players, either working together or out for each other’s blood… And there will be blood.
The money raising affair begins February 6th at 12 Noon and rolls all the way through February 9th at 12 midnight, meaning 84 hours of mind-blowing madness and multiple player action. Don’t miss your chance to be entertained by the iconic insanity of the GC crew and you just might win a prize! Donate to see us play a game you want us to try, or give us a set of challenges, even donate to make us your puppets and have us sing, dance, or do something else you deem embarrassing! All bets are off because it’s for the kids!
With the marathon over and the donation window officially closed, I thought it might be nice to review some numbers!
84: Number of hours played this year.
$1625: (American) Raised for Child’s Play Charity.
6: Number of paintings completed during the marathon by Julia Dennebaum.
$28.50: The average donation.
40,858: Views on the UStream channel.
10: The total number of hours Capital M (Matt) slept during the marathon.
82: The number of videos recorded to our UStream channel this year.
9: Total number of games beaten.
4: The number of consoles played.
Gaming Chronicles is reinventing their charity marathon, this time by tackling some of the greatest games from then and now!
Join us once more as we game through day and night for Child’s Play Charity! The crew at Gaming Chronicles (as well as their friends, families, and enemies) are playing through two entries in various popular gaming franchises including Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Metroid, Mega Man, and more! Featuring special guests, gaming challenges, and prizes! Follow the action here on Gaming Chronicles or via our UStream account from Thursday, January 31st 12:00 Noon to Sunday, February 3rd at 12 Midnight.
Check out our press release!
(Monmouth County, New Jersey) – Starting Thursday, January 31st at 12:00 NOON EST, members and friends of GamingChronicles.com (http://www.GamingChronicles.
Looking to trump last year’s efforts, Gaming Chronicles’ crew is playing more than just Sonic, broadcasting longer than just the weekend, and looking to raise more than the heartwarming $1230 from January of 2012. This GC Marathon spans four days and features playing through old school and recent entries in some favored video game franchises, including Super Mario, Mega Man, Metroid, Spyro the dragon, Kirby, Tekken, Sonic the Hedgehog and more. Viewers can donate to Child’s Play in order to insert a specific title into the playlist, force certain players to continue through frustrating levels, or even punish players comically by delivering what the marathon creators have dubbed a “fail pie” to the face. The event will stream live and allow viewers to participate and communicate with those in attendance via chat, Twitter, and Facebook. On-air call-ins, prize giveaways and raffles, and the standard fanfare will be done (sing-a-longs, Q&A, etc).
The Child’s Play Charity (http://www.childsplaycharity.
It’s happening this weekend! January 6th-8th it’s the Gaming Chronicles SONIC THE HEDGEHOG MARATHON FOR CHILD’S PLAY! Get ready to help us raise money so we can help make the world a little bit better for the families and children in it. The marathon starts at 12:01 AM on Friday morning, so make sure to come back and check in often! If you have any requests for the crew to fulfill for you live (singing a song, dancing, enacting scenes, you know all that quintessential live marathon stuff) when you make your donation you can make those requests by adding a comment on the Chip-In page!
The announcement has been made! Gaming Chronicles first ever gaming marathon will be Sonic The Hedgehog! We’ll celebrate the Blue Blur’s 20-year anniversary by doing our best to tackle some of his most memorable games! Will we make believers out of the GC crew that say they don’t like Sonic? Can we raise money for Child’s Play in the process? Will you tune into our live streaming event (via Ustream) and join in on the fun?
Your donations will affect the marathon in the following ways:
Check us out January 6-8 for the first GC Marathon: Sonic The Hedgehog!
Gaming Chronicles marathon games for Child’s Play Charity
Monmouth County, New Jersey – Starting Friday, August 26th, members and friends of GamingChronicles.com are going the distance with video game legend Sonic The Hedgehog at the ready. The gamers, who have been chronicling their experiences with their beloved hobby for well over a year now, are going to be raising money for Child’s Play charity as they broadcast their marathon, dubbed GC Marathon, live online.