Playing 24 Hours of Various Games for Extra Life This Weekend

Last Updated on November 5, 2020 by Michael Brockbank

It’s the first weekend in November, and you know what that means. It’s time to get ready for the 24 hours of gaming event for Extra Life! And we’re kind of excited for this year’s run at driving donations.

I only say “kind of” simply because there is so much more we wanted to do this year. But, the pandemic makes certain things impossible for us.

So, we’re just going to fall back on streaming the gameplay on Twitch.

How Are We Setting Up the Weekend?

With things the way they are at the moment, trying to hammer down specific plans is difficult. For one thing, I just can’t do 24 hours straight at the moment.

I’m chalking it up to age and being busy…especially now.

However, we can try to come up with some semblance of a plan. I’m just not sure how much of it we can stick to.

Two Days at 12 Hours Each

Because everyone here has some amazingly poor scheduling for this weekend, we’re breaking up the 24 hours into two segments. We’ll stream from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

And I think the only day all of us will be together is on Sunday before 3:00 pm. Sam and Donaven have some craptastic schedules.

At either rate, this is pretty much the only thing I can set in stone. Because no matter what, I’ll be streaming…even if I play 12 hours of They Are Billions, which I can easily do.

What Featured Games Do We Have in Mind?

This is where it’s going to be haphazard. Depending on who is playing when, we might jump into anything from GTA V to EverQuest 2. I’m trying to find games that people can come and go as they wish, that way someone can leave and join after and before work.

I was hoping to have the new server set up by now so we could easily switch game views. But, COVID happened and various expenses all but decimated my savings account.

Still, I know the girls will probably want to do some Minecraft.

Games that we’re considering include:

  • EverQuest 2
  • Don’t Starve Together
  • Phasmophobia
  • GTA V
  • Raft
  • Among Us

I’ll know more once I have an idea of who can play when. I hope next year isn’t nearly this chaotic!

What All is Being Donated?

So obviously, we’re striving to generate donations for Extra Life. Whether you use the Extra Life link to make a donation to our team or you send money through a direct PayPal donation, it’s all going to the charity.

However, I’m also sending money from other avenues.

Blog Income

Anything the blog generates this weekend will be donated directly to Extra Life next Monday. This includes AdSense income, any affiliate sales made, and any other money that is brought in from the website.

This will be a 100% donation, as opposed to the 33% I usually give throughout the rest of the year.

Twitch Advertising

Since we have an affiliate account with Twitch, we can earn ad revenue. Even though it’s not a lot, because we’re not as big as some other streamers, 100% of anything we make in ads will be donated to Extra Life.

And if it’s only $0.05, as in the case last year, I’ll round it up to an even dollar and add that amount to everything donated.

Hope to See You There!

Regardless of what we play, I hope you’ll stop by and at least say, “Hi.” We have far more fun if there are people chatting.

And remember, this is a benefit to help Children’s Miracle Network. Even just viewing the video helps as I am donating everything I can to Extra Life.

But if you would like to help us out even more, feel free to share this post on your social media accounts. Every set of eyes we get on the video is more money generated for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Michael Brockbank
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Michael Brockbank

Michael developed ColoradoPlays to help various charities through his favorite pastime. Since then, the blog and Twitch channels have donated several hundred dollars to Extra Life, Geeks of Grandeur and Operation Supply Drop to name a few.