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We're Playing Halo For 24 Hours - For The Kids! [UPDATED]

Alexis and Drew strap on their cat helmets for the good of kids everywhere.

UPDATE 2: WOOOOOOOOOO! We just raised over seventeen THOUSAND American dollars, you guys! That, combined with donations from the other members of Team Giant Bomb have totaled in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars that goes directly to charity! Truly unbelievable.

Thank you so much to everyone who tuned in, and especially to those who donated. As the staff and kids at the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland and children's hospitals around the world now know, the Giant Bomb community is made up of some incredibly generous people. Alexis and I could not be more proud. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

UPDATE: Wow! We've already raised $1000! Since we haven't even started yet, I'm going to raise the "goal" on the Extra Life page to give us something higher to shoot for. Big thanks to everyone who has donated so far! This is awesome!

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Citizens of Earth, I have an announcement! Tomorrow, web designer extraordinaire Alexis and I (Drew) will be playing Halo for 24 hours.

Woah! Why would a person do that?

For the kids, of course! Extra Life is a charity that benefits children's hospitals. Specifically, donations made to our Extra Life page will benefit Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids!

Crazy people.
Crazy people.

That sounds great! How do I donate?

Go here! Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated!

When does the stream start?

Saturday, October 20 at 9am Pacific Time.

How do I watch it?

Go here when it starts!

What will you be playing, specifically?

Alexis and I will be playing co-op, attempting to get through the campaigns of Halo 1 & 2 on the original Xbox and Halo 3 on the Xbox 360.

What difficulty?

We want to make sure we get through all three campaigns in 24 hours, so probably not Legendary. We'll probably start on Normal, but if that's too easy we'll bump it up to Heroic.

What if you finish all the campaigns before the end of 24 hours?

Who knows? Maybe some multiplayer? Reach? We'll ask the chat!

Will the stream be archived on Giant Bomb?

Yes! Hopefully! We've never tried archiving 24 hours of video before, but we'll try.

Special guests?

Maybe!

Is this an Endurance Run?

What?

Join us tomorrow for some alien killing and planet saving, all in the name of helping kids! And don't forget to drop by the Giant Bomb Extra Life Team Page (spearheaded by our very own Matt Pascual) and check out what other GB users are streaming for their charities. They could use some help too! In the meantime, check out this rad video GB user Hamst3r made!

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