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#1 Edited by jeffrud (382 posts) -

DUDERS,

GIANT BOMB COMMUNITY ENDURANCE RUN 2’ - HYPER RUNNING IS A THING!

More than an hundred years have passed since the first King of Endurance Run Tournament was held. The participants shattered the backs of Xbox 360 launch titles, survival horror trilogies, genre spoofs, speedrunning, and crippling design bugs. Those who survived have spent the past months studying under various masters of video game lore, preparing their bodies and minds for the day when they would be called once again to soar with the eagles, Charlie Tunoku, Francis York Morgan, Francis Zach Morgan, and Brono.

Let's be honest here: Brono ain't got nothin' on Bucketz.

Well guess what, sonny jim, we’re back! and this time we’re playing for keeps. We’re getting the band back together to Endure the crap out of a tidy fistful of games, while taking donations for Child’s Play! Last time we held such an event, we managed to surpass $1,200 in sixty hours! That’s all well and good, but we are some stakes-raisings SOBs.

Remember @amlabella’s heart-attack inducing race against the clock to finish Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines at the end of the last event? The passcode on the door from that glitched-out nightmare of a section? That’s right...

WE AIM TO RAISE $7337 IN TWO DAYS!

Just what will we be playing? We're not gonna show all of our cards just yet, but here's a sampling:

  • Phantasy Star II with @jeffrud and @goodspaceguy!
  • Cthulhu Saves the World with @amlabella!
  • GTA: Vice City with @chavtheworld!
  • Resident Evil 4 with @JTB123!
  • A perfectly normal man?
We can't guarantee more hot invisible taxi action, but we'll try.

Swing by our home page at midnight, 26 October, and prepare to have your face melted hard, a lot!

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(P.S. Wanna be involved? We’d be interested in chatting with you, ESPECIALLY if you are from Oceania/Australasia. Send @jeffrud or @fattony12000 a message and we’ll see what can be done XOXOXO)

(P.S.S. Here's a handy list of what we actually managed to beat in the first event. I'll be updating this as we continue to hold these <3<3<3)

#2 Edited by jeffrud (382 posts) -

P.S.S.S. THERE WILL BE GUESTS ------<-@

#3 Posted by jiggajoe14 (625 posts) -

Children are cool

#5 Edited by jeffrud (382 posts) -

@jiggajoe14: As it turns out (after hiring an outside research firm to look into it), roughly 100% of kids are at least "pretty cool". We're all pretty stoked to help make their hospital stays a little more liveable.

#6 Posted by Bollard (5198 posts) -
@jeffrud said:

P.S.S.S. THERE WILL BE GUESTS ------<-@

P.S.S.S.S. THE GUESTS WILL BE COOL.

#7 Posted by jeffrud (382 posts) -
#8 Posted by jiggajoe14 (625 posts) -

Can't wait to donate!

#9 Posted by jeffrud (382 posts) -

@jiggajoe14: We can't wait to coerce you and other friendly community members into donating! And speaking of coersion, let's bump the shit out of this thread! The HYPE TRAIN runs on bumps, baby!

#10 Posted by Fattony12000 (6947 posts) -

And here's a website...

www.heightofthegame.com/chat

As built by the stunning @chaser324, and as mucked around with a little bit by me. Not everyone's streams are on the Big Wall O' Streams yet, but will be very soon.

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#11 Posted by Dagbiker (6938 posts) -

Children are cool

+1 ( in a not creepy way )

#12 Edited by jeffrud (382 posts) -

@dagbiker: A few men from the government will be coming around shortly to ask you some questions.

#13 Posted by Fattony12000 (6947 posts) -
@jeffrud said:

@dagbiker: A few men from the government will be coming around shortly to ask you some questions.

Fucking kids.

...

wait no.

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#14 Posted by Ramone (2954 posts) -

You can count on me to give you "words of encouragement" in the chat!

#15 Edited by jeffrud (382 posts) -

@ramone: The encouragement will be mutual, hopefully, as I'm currently in email conversation about getting some pretty dope prizes secured for the most fervent weirdos in the chat!

#16 Posted by Optix12 (609 posts) -

chavtheworld/kloakindevice planning to play Rayman Legends this time around? Or is it abit too soon from release

#17 Posted by GoodSpaceGuy (4 posts) -

I'm looking forward to more impromptu competitions within chat this time around.

#18 Posted by Wolfgame (671 posts) -

This seems like a great cause, but it might be worth considering doing a bit of clean up work on the original post. The way it's structured with random font changes, bold and underlines is a bit off putting for what you are hoping to accomplish. I only say that because I think this is a worthy topic that deserves more attention, but certain elements of that first post may drive some people away.

#19 Posted by James_Hayward (225 posts) -

excellent. The first one was great so I'm in for round 2 and will be donating...

#20 Edited by jeffrud (382 posts) -

@wolfgame: I appreciate the feedback! I made one or two small changes already, basically to get the tl;dr version of events as clear as possible to people who don't like to read words. We're glad there's a little heat on this thing already, and anything we can do to crank it up to about twelve glasphillion is worth doing.

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#22 Edited by Fattony12000 (6947 posts) -
@james_hayward said:

excellent. The first one was great so I'm in for round 2 and will be donating...

You didn't watch me play through Perfect Dark Zero did you? I'm so, so sorry if you did.

REMEMBER TO TWEET ABOUT US AND LIKE US ON AOL AND FRIEND US ON ASK JEEVES

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#24 Posted by Bollard (5198 posts) -
#25 Posted by jeffrud (382 posts) -

@chavtheworld: There ain't no speedrun derailings like GTA derailings, because GTA derailings are merciless RNG bastards. At least you'll have Spandau Ballet to keep you company during your "Gold" run. Do you get it?

#26 Posted by Bollard (5198 posts) -

@jeffrud: No. But yes. Also, I will be making the radio I listen to for the duration of the run a donation incentive. So we need to get people to vote with their charity dollaz for that shit.

#27 Posted by jeffrud (382 posts) -

@chavtheworld: You evil, evil, evil son of a bitch. I'm probably going to lose a lot of money keeping Emotion on the air.

#28 Posted by Bollard (5198 posts) -

@jeffrud: You like a bit of the Fernando Martinez? I'm down for some Africa for sure.

#29 Edited by jeffrud (382 posts) -

LESS THAN 12 HOURS BEFORE THE SHOW BEGINS BAW GAWD I BETTER PUT ON PANTS

#30 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4136 posts) -

@jeffrud:

Looking forward to it!

Just don't stand up.

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#35 Edited by Sinusoidal (1260 posts) -

Phantasy Star II? Good luck with that one. Gonna be a looong grinding session.

#36 Edited by jeffrud (382 posts) -

@sinusoidal: That would be me. I'm...concerned about the ways the run could fall apart. At least the soundtrack is a BANGER.

#37 Posted by Bollard (5198 posts) -

Shit's going down for real over here.

#38 Posted by TruthTellah (8383 posts) -

@jeffrud said:

WE START IN FIVE. GET YOUR ASS OVER HERE!

heh. I tried mentioning in chat, but your link here doesn't work. I thought you might like to change it.(probably add the http://)

#39 Edited by Fattony12000 (6947 posts) -

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#40 Posted by Bollard (5198 posts) -

We already had Patrick come by for a Skype call, and now we have Phantasm Star II, Penny Arcade games and Spelunk LIVE for the children! Swing by - and look forward to sub 2 hour Dark Souls and GTA Vice City.

For the Vice City run we are taking donations to vote on the radio station I will listen to for the whole run! So put in your donation comment the station of your choice :D

#41 Posted by ZombiePie (5556 posts) -

It's looking good!

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#42 Posted by jeffrud (382 posts) -
#43 Posted by Landmine (524 posts) -

Good luck guys!

#44 Posted by Fattony12000 (6947 posts) -

Games!

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#45 Posted by sqrabbit (102 posts) -

Dark Souls ending now.

#46 Posted by Nickieroonie (141 posts) -
#47 Posted by Ramone (2954 posts) -

I'm gutted that I missed most of this :(

#48 Posted by sqrabbit (102 posts) -

Phantasy Star 2 now

#49 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4136 posts) -

DIS SHIT IS A BUMP

#50 Posted by Nickieroonie (141 posts) -