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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.

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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Posted by drewbert

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.

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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Posted by ConstantineL

cool!

Posted by Milkman

Well, I guess I'm not sleeping tomorrow. 

Posted by SirOptimusPrime

What madness is this?

Posted by Dr_strangegloves

lovely stuff!

Posted by YapaPanda

amazeballs

Posted by hi_im_rob
Is this an Endurance Run?
What?

Lol

Posted by MachoFantastico

Good luck Drew and Alexis! :D

Online
Posted by zyn

GO TEAM!

Posted by DukesT3

Pretty crazy!

Posted by SomeDeliCook

I only ever liked the first Halo and barely bothered to play the rest, but I'll definitely tune into this a lot

Edited by VicRattlehead

good luck to you both and have funs

EDIT: DROP A BOMB ON IT!!

Edited by Christoffer

What? And I'm still preparing for the Oktoberkast next weekend. Well, It's for the kids, who can complain.

Edit: Wow, dat trailer.

Posted by Lukeweizer

What?

Posted by Zacagawea

Totally forgot about this. Saturday planned!

Posted by MrMuscle

Thats great, Halo is my second favourite franchise. Ill definately watch this!

Posted by clumsyninja1

Extra Life don't care

Posted by EricSmith

This and then Oktobercast. I think I am going to be building up even more sleep debt in the coming days. Good luck, dudes.

Edited by JoeyRavn

9 Pacific is 18:00 GMT+1. Pretty cool. I guess I'll be with you guys until... 3 GMT+1 (18:00 PDST)? That's 11 hours watching Alexis and Drew play Halo.

Edit: If anyone has trouble with time zones: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/pst-to-gmt-converter

Posted by Tylea002

THIS IS THE BEST <3333

Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY

I like Halo

Posted by Depth

You should probably play on higher than normal because it really is going to be pretty easy!

Posted by MethodMan008

"Is this an endurance run?" What?

Lmao, can't wait.

Posted by Zippedbinders

Today just gets better and better. Good luck tomorrow guys, sounds like its going to be awesome.

This should more than make up for Daniel and Lemon never finishing their Halo Anniversary Endurance Run.

Posted by Morningstar

Good on you, some nice karma points coming your way guys.

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

Mentioned as an aside in the article...but people, this is totally a new Endurance Run! And with three games no less.

I'm stoked! Bring it Drew/Alexis.

Posted by nickolus451

I think a chronological order play through is necessary

Posted by Xeirus

@Christoffer said:

Edit: Wow, dat trailer.

I know right, hah, love it.

Edited by Phatmac

Guess I know what I'll be doing tomorrow! :P

Posted by Foggen

ODST

Posted by DeadPan

IN!!!

Cannot wait for this....

Posted by betterinsodapop

This is a beautiful thing. Glad that Alexis survived the infamous Nug Tug, so it'll be nice to see him doing something less nauseating!

Posted by SomeJerk

So much better than endless singleplayer action, I hope to get time to watch this over the busy weekend!
 
Just don't be me.

Posted by NuclearMusic

YESSSS

Posted by Unequivocable

This is great!

Posted by DeathbyYeti

Is this an Endurance Run?

What?

Posted by NoobSauceG7

You are awesome Drew and Alexis! Can't wait to watch!

Posted by MisterSamMan

Is this an Endurance Run?

OF COURSE IT IS!! DREW AND ALEXIS WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!

Posted by SeanFoster

I'll definitely have this open in a browser while I play XCOM tomorrow.

Posted by FinalDasa

Sounds awesome!

Moderator
Posted by Ben_H

Sweet. Never seen the campaigns for Halo 2 and 3 so I will watch for that.

Posted by MAN_FLANNEL

No ODST?

Posted by Cloudenvy

@MAN_FLANNEL said:

No ODST?

Still the best Halo game!

I wish I could watch all of this live but I'd probably pass out after 4 hours. I'm so weak!

Posted by HatKing

Damn. I have the day off tomorrow and nothing planned. This pretty much just decided for me what will be, at very least, running in the background while I play video games all day. I just wish I could donate something to show my support.

Posted by EpicBenjamin

HOLY SHIT YES.

Edited by MrBubbles

D: october 20th?! that's tomorrow!!!!!! i can't wait!

Online
Posted by Sless

I thought I was going to be doing work tomorrow. I guess I'll have a lot of distractions.

Posted by Daniel_Newton

You guys should play Halo Anniversary instead of vanilla-ass-Halo. Maybe playing some missions in revamped graphics and some in classic would make things more interesting. Also, I'm not entirely sure the original Halo game even has co-op, while Anniversary does.

Either way I'll definitely tune in, sounds like fun.

Posted by Gyoru

XBOXALYPSE: Second Impact

Edited by Manhattan_Project

@Daniel_Newton said:

You guys should play Halo Anniversary instead of vanilla-ass-Halo. Maybe playing some missions in revamped graphics and some in classic would make things more interesting. Also, I'm not entirely sure the original Halo game even has co-op, while Anniversary does.

Either way I'll definitely tune in, sounds like fun.

*twitch*

What. Halo: CE was known for its multiplayer and co-op.

Drew and Alexis, you guys should play ODST in between Halo 2 and Halo 3.