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Extra Life 2019: How Weird Is It Gonna Get?

Weird. It's Gonna Get Weird.

Thanks to Hamster for the video!

Kids, huh? Who needs 'em! Well, I'll tell you who: you and me, buddy, if we want anyone to take care of us when we get sent to the Logan's Run Assisted Living facility, where everyone is happy and renewed! Let's help the future programmers of our cyborg overlords fulfill their mission by streaming some video games for the kids this weekend!

ALL STREAMS WILL BE LIVE EITHER HERE OR HERE! ROLL THE DIE!

Before we get into the details, I wanted to thank everyone who has joined our team this year or has joined our team in the past. You might recall that we passed the million-dollar point during last year’s streams, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone who streams on the Giant Bomb team. We already have over $32,000 towards our yearly goal thanks to these fine team members (shout out to Joshua O'Connor and Friends! for leading the way!) and if you want to join as well, there’s plenty of time to do so! Just sign up and join our team and start streaming anytime you like! And we would also be remiss to not thank Matt Pascual for setting up our team and getting everyone organized every year. Check out his forum post or more details on joining our team, should you be so inclined!

Our own personal Giant Bomb member page is right over here, and we’re hoping to raise $100k as a member and $250,000 as a team this year. Hope you can join us for some of the streams!

Here’s a quick schedule for stuff that you can expect to find in the chatroom for the next week, and I’m really hoping I got the timezone right for all of these because that’s what I always screw up:

Start Time (Pacific Time!)Host
9 AM Wednesday - 9 PM WednesdayDrew/Alexis
9 AM Friday - 9 AM SaturdayGiant Bomb West
9 AM Saturday - 9 AM SundayWill Smith
12:01 PM Sunday - 7 AM MondayMatt Pascual
7 AM Monday - 7 PM MondayGiant Bomb East
7 PM Monday - 7 PM TuesdayDave Lang
9 AM - 9 AM Either Weds-Thurs or Thurs-Fri or Weds-ThursDanny O'Dwyer

We have some real "fun" stuff planned for these streams so please do check it out if you have a chance to! You know, for kids!

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No east?

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Wait... Will Smith is going to do 36 hours? Or is one of the 2 Will Smiths the fresh Prince or the baseball player?

Edit- Rorie ninja edited... Now I look dumb.

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wow 36 hours of Will Smith! I love it

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This is starting tomorrow or next week?

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Are... Are you guys really doing 36 hours in the GB West office?

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You have gb west doing 36 hr including some of wills time. Think its should be till 9 am sat not 9pm. If it's 36hr cool.

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Wooooo Let's get weird for the kids!

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You have gb west doing 36 hr including some of wills time. Think its should be till 9 am sat not 9pm. If it's 36hr cool.

WHOOPS

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@hnnaldor said:

Wait... Will Smith is going to do 36 hours? Or is one of the 2 Will Smiths the fresh Prince or the baseball player?

Edit- Rorie ninja edited... Now I look dumb.

The Gemini Man 2 - Tested's Will Smith, in misguided youthful vengeance, tries to stop Foo's Will Smith from raising more money than himself. Available in VR.

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@faagadaba: Drew and Alexis is tomorrow. GB West starts on Friday

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So ready for this!

Also... @rorie

9 AM - 9 AM Either Weds-Thurs or Thurs-Fri or Weds-Thurs

Danny O'Dwyer

Looks like Weds-Thurs gets two votes.

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everything should be OK with the schedule now (I think) but let me know if I screwed up anything else!

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Errrrrr... dates?

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What day of the month is this starting?

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Good luck to everyone! Love this.

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Danny O'Dwyer is doing a full F1 season on 50% race length for his stream!

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I am beyond excited

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Yay! Be the first time I can donate. Will be donating when I see Rorie on camera for the first time!

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Wow, it's been a year already? Time flies.

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I'm always up for "fun."

But most nights, I don't know.

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Will this all get archived when it's done?

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West doing the full 24 without Ben? curious to see who takes the night shift this time. I miss the solo Brad streams, man is genuinely entertaining during his solo streams.

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My body is ready for the Lang Zone

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@tzarscream said:

Errrrrr... dates?

@fiestymudcrab said:

What day of the month is this starting?

VIdeo says November 2nd

Wednesday is tomorrow! Alexis and Drew will begin tomorrow at 9 AM Pacific!

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@mrfluke said:

West doing the full 24 without Ben? curious to see who takes the night shift this time. I miss the solo Brad streams, man is genuinely entertaining during his solo streams.

Yeah, I love when he digs out a really good backlog game to sink his teeth into.

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These are always a lot of fun. Did the missing footage from last year ever appear?

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@rorie: Thanks! I should have watched the video, but just scrolled down the article to get the details right away :)

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Holy guacamole is that alot of time by everyone. Like Giantomb and friends be streaming for the kids for a whole week.

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Knew it’s going to be next week that’s why I put day off

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So Will Smith is the lucky duder that gets to stream through the DST time change this year. Awesome.

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@dan_citi said:
@mrfluke said:

West doing the full 24 without Ben? curious to see who takes the night shift this time. I miss the solo Brad streams, man is genuinely entertaining during his solo streams.

Yeah, I love when he digs out a really good backlog game to sink his teeth into.

I believe he will be around for this one.

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Is GBWest archiving this year? They didn't last year for some reason (I assume it broke and they decided to just not bother for some reason). I can't watch a stream for 24 hours. I work away from computers now a days so I can only watch an archive.

Looking forward to... whatever archives get posted.

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I will miss Alex's Herculean Drumathons, but I would miss him having arms more. I hope they raise as much money and more without it, but I felt uncontrollably obligated to keep giving money as Alex soldiered on as so few can. Last year's stream was epic! For the kids!

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fingers crossed for more poetry from a certain puppy enthusiast.

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I hope we get some GB-West-Playing-Quiet-Man-With-Big-Bang-Theory-audio level goofery, cuz that killed me.

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Get the 'Giant Bomb Flight Club', i'd pay good money for it.

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Is my old flame Dave Snider going to make an appearance?

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will ian be part of drew alexis stream

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@iamdanthemanstan: Most likely just the GB East and West stuff that's how it's been in the past.

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Ugh, this time of year again.

Time for me to get swindled out of my hard-earned money yet again, all for the sake of these so-called "kids".

And because I am a easy mark, I'll end up donating far too much. I bet most of these children aren't even really sick. They just like lounging around in the hospitals. I hear the food's fantastic.

(For anyone who misread that, I was joking, and am super-excited about this weekend. This is THE best tradition we got.)

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I made some fixed time links to a website where you can see what time it is in your or any timezone, you can also see when it ends roughly and there's also features for countdowns, ical stuff and more

9 AM Wednesday - 9 PM WednesdayDrew/Alexis
9 AM Friday - 9 AM SaturdayGiant Bomb West
9 AM Saturday - 9 AM SundayWill Smith
12:01 PM Sunday - 7 AM MondayMatt Pascual
7 AM Monday - 7 PM MondayGiant Bomb East
7 PM Monday - 7 PM TuesdayDave Lang
9 AM - 9 AM Either Weds-Thurs or Thurs-Fri or Weds-Thurs(fri-sat?)Danny O'Dwyer

Max duration is 23h55m so the duration for Will Smith and Mat Pascual are a bit shorter than they actually are.

(last one I added assuming it was a typo and meant Fri-Sat, did you mean that @rorie?)

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MOM'S DEAD PARKOUR.

I'm happy Alex gets a break. Last year's 24-hour drum stream was perfect and legendary and honestly there's no real sense is trying to top it any more. Excited to see the crew shenanigans and late night Jan and Rorie nonsense. For the kids.