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Press WASD & M1 to save lives

Quantum MAGIC!

Hey you! Yeah, you over there playing video games. Have you ever wanted to actually be a hero? C'mon, admit it. You have, we all have.

Have you ever heard of Extra Life? They're a Children's Miracle Network fundraiser that raises money via a yearly video game marathon, every October.

You heard us right, Video. Game. Marathon.

This is where the hero part kicks in. You can participate in this marathon on October 15, 2011. All you have to do is find 4 sponsors to donate $1 per hour each for a 24-hour long extravaganza, and you've earned your cape. No spandex required.

We love this idea.

It hits that sweet spot of both wanting to save the world, yet not wanting to stop playing video games to do it.

So we decided to help our friends out with a small gift as our October $1,000 donation, and we're telling you a little early so you can participate, too.

We're donating herd of twenty Tauntauns for Extra Life to twenty random Platinum members before the marathon, as a thank you for ponying up the extra fifteen dollars it takes to register. (Being Platinum helps Extra Life defray costs, so you're really donating more.)

If you sign up for Extra Life Platinum now, not only will you help the campaign get started, but there is a distinct chance that you'll be able to execute your heroic actions snuggled in the guts of a Tauntaun.

There really isn't any downside to this one. Play video games. Enjoy some geek cred. Save some kids. Potentially win a Tauntaun. It's all pretty awesome.

P.S. If you can't pony up the extra fifteen bucks for a Platinum Membership? There may still be a super-secret coupon code for you, after the marathon to thank you for participating. ALL heroes are awesome even non-platinum ones.

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meaningless icon! Really? Only four people? And only 24 hours? I hope we're allowed to do a bit better than that :D
themainc said this 2686 days ago.
meaningless icon! Looks sweet, I'll probably do this.
darthluke said this 2685 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Themanic, you are allowed to have as MANY sponsors are you want! It's just that the minimum is four. So if you have tons of people willing to donate to the cause, LET THEM! Though it is actually only for 24 hours, sadly.
Raevyn W. said this 2685 days ago.
meaningless icon! Team Jumping Square is back and participating in it's 2nd year. Hopefully we can raise even more!
JumpingSquare said this 2683 days ago.
meaningless icon! This will be my 4th year participating with Extra Life and I'm a huge ThinkGeek fan. I'm so psyched that ThinkGeek decided to support them. So thank you guys, girls and assorted monkeys.
Gandhi of War said this 2682 days ago.
meaningless icon! Team Rackspace is on for it's 3rd year with Extra-Life! This is my 2nd year and I can't wait! I have a personal soft-spot for this cause. We stream the event live to four different social media and video streaming sites in a telethon style production. Shenanigans will happen! Facebook Fan Page: tinyurl.com/3ktfpal Happy gaming for a cause!!!
IRTermite said this 2680 days ago.

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