Extra Life 2013 Liveblog

It’s gametime! For the next 25 hours I’ll be gaming to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

We’ve already raised $2,788 but I’m shooting for $7,500 this year.

We’ve already raised $5,444.99! That’s after the stream being down for over 15 hours because a windstorm knocked out my power and internet. I’m thrilled, but let’s keep going!

We raised $6,100 for Seattle Children’s Hospital in 25 hours. THANK YOU.

If you want to help but you missed out, the donation link below is still live and we still have rewards available.

If you can, please DONATE.

There’s a livestream and chat running on twitch.tv/thevowel if you’d like to join the fun! It should be really entertaining when the sleep deprivation hits.

Schedule of what’s been sponsored so far:

  • 8AM-8:30  Batman: Arkham Origins
  • 8:30-9AM  Bioshock
  • 9AM-9:30  OneChanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  • 9:30-10AM  Trials: Evolution
  • 10AM-10:30 NCAA Football 14 (USC vs. Oregon)
  • 10:30-11AM Kameo
  • 11AM-11:30 Borderlands 2


  • 7AM-8AM (the last hour!)  Burger King: Sneak King

DONATE HERE! (leave your email & let me know what reward you’d like when you do!)

Please note that all rewards are “while supplies last”. There are some items I have one or a small number of, and some that I have 50 of. If you want something specific, don’t wait!

Donate $10-$24.99

Your choice of:

  • Xbox 360 Halo 4 Theme (choose Outcast or Longbow)
  • Xbox 360 Black Ops 2 Pack (Pack-a-Punch, Rogue, Glam, Coyote, Breach, or Aqua)
  • Xbox 360 World of Tanks Beta Code

Donate $25-$49.99:

Your choice of Xbox 360 Arcade Games:

  • Charlie Murder
  • CastleStorm
  • State of Decay
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • Magic 2014


  • Age of Empires II HD (Steam key)
  • Age of Empires III: Complete Collection (Steam key)

Donate $50-$99.99:

  • Halo 4 (digital)
  • Borderlands 2 GOTY (Steam key)
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Fuse
  • Armored Core: Verdict Day
  • Blur
  • Blood Drive
  • CoD: Modern Warfare 2
  • CoD: Black Ops 2
  • Goldeneye Reloaded 007
  • Skylanders Giants: The Official Orchestral Score (on CD)
  • CoD: Black Ops 2 Soundtrack (on CD)

Donate $100 or more – choose what game I’ll play for a half-hour AND be entered in the raffle!

For $100 you can pick an Xbox 360 game for me to play for 30 minutes. It has to be a game I have on hand, but I have most of the games released in the US so the odds are excellent. Watch me play your favorite game, or watch me suffer through the game you think I’ll hate!

Want me to play another 30 minutes of the same game? Double the previous donation for that specific game – $100 for the first 30 minutes, $200 for the next 30 minutes, etc. – and I’ll keep playing!

I’m working on making a couple of Xbox One titles available for this, but I don’t want to promise those until I have builds in my possession. Stay tuned!

I’ve got builds of Killer Instinct, Crimson Dragon, and Powerstar Golf for Xbox One! If you’d like to see those on the stream, sponsor away!

Schedule of what’s been sponsored so far:

  • 8AM-8:30  Batman: Arkham Origins
  • 8:30-9AM  Bioshock
  • 9AM-9:30  OneChanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  • 9:30-10AM  Trials: Evolution
  • 10AM-10:30 NCAA Football 14 (USC vs. Oregon)
  • 10:30-11AM Kameo
  • 7AM-8AM (the last hour!)  Burger King: Sneak King

Note: I’m not going to play Kinect games – I’m committed to playing for 25 hours, and if you have me playing Dance Central for hours on end I’ll collapse long before that.

Raffle items:

  • Xbox 360 250GB
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Care Package (includes a working drone!)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition (includes a working RC-XD!)
  • Halo 4 Limited Edition (autographed by 343)
  • Halo 4 UNSC Cryotube (autographed by 343)
  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Blu-ray (autographed by 343)
  • Mega Bloks Halo UNSC Rhino (822 pieces)
  • Mega Bloks Halo UNSC Cobra (460 pieces)
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock USB Key (rare, only given out at PR events)
  • Halo: Silentium hardback
  • Mega Bloks Halo Forerunner Terminal
  • Mega Bloks Halo UNSC Arctic Cyclops
  • Monopoly Empire board game


  • 2 signed copies of The Art of Borderlands 2
  • 2 copies of the Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition Strategy Guide
  • 2 signed Borderlands 2 Swag Filled Diamond Plate Loot Chests

After the marathon is over and I’ve caught a few hours of sleep I’ll randomly draw for each raffle item. If you want to increase your odds in the raffle, feel free to donate multiples of $100 :P .


On behalf of the kids – THANK YOU!