Extra Life is over, and wow what an interesting 25 hours it was. I streamed the event on my twitch channel, raised almost $300 for a local children’s hospital, and of course had fun playing games. By the time I reached the 25 hour mark I was running on fumes and quite exhausted, but I know every cent went towards a wonderful cause that made it all worth it.

Will I do the event again next year? I’m honestly not sure. I think a better method for me personally would be to donate to someone else participating. Staying up for 25 hours playing video games is difficult, and it really messed with the rest of my weekend (and even into today). It may be better to leave that to the ‘younger’ gamers and support and donate to them. Of course my opinion on that will probably change and who knows by this time again next year I may be doing it all over again.

I didn’t get to all of the games on my list, and ended up (quite by surprise) playing way more of some games than others (Terarria I’m looking at you) but it was still a great selection overall and I really appreciate people who stopped by my channel / twitter / facebook etc with an encouraging word and perhaps a donation. It means a lot to me that I had so much support from everyone.

Now that Extra Life is over, it’s time to jump right into NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It’s a month where crazy people all over the world attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Right before the holidays start. If you’re looking to add people to your buddy list for motivation and inspiration, please feel free to add me. This will be my 6th year participating, and I’m very excited.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

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