GameToAid - Marathons for charity

Game Over School. Starting 11 December 12.00pm GMT+930.
The marathon is finished!
Thanks for everything! Check back in a couple of days for a wrap-up post of the marathon.

What's all this?

Game Over School is a 72-hour gaming marathon that we're doing to raise money for World Youth International, to help educate and empower underprivileged children in third-world countries. We figured—since we just graduated from school, why not give some less fortunate kids the chance to have the same opportunity?

Cool. So how can I help?

You can donate! It's easy—just click the "ChipIn" button over to the right. If you don't feel like doing that (shame on you!), you can help us spread the word about the marathon: become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or just tell all your friends! You can also draw us some fan art if you like!

So, teams? How does that work?

The marathon—or should I say, marafun—will take the format of a race; there are two teams comprised of four people each. The rules are simple: we'll go through a selection of games, and the team to finish the game first will get 2 points. If the other team finishes within half an hour after that, they get 1 point. Otherwise, they get none. The team with the most points at the end wins... or rather, the team with the least points at the end loses, and we'll wax their captain's legs for your enjoyment.

What games are you playing?

All the good ones! Below is a meter of all of the games and each team's progress so far.

Team MegatronTeam Bacon
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GameWinnerOther team finished?
Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)Team BaconYes
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)Team BaconNo, but 1 point for trying
Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64)Team MegatronYes
Perfect Dark (N64)Team MegatronNo
Portal (X360)Team BaconNo
Gears of War 2 (X360)Team BaconNo
Ratchet & Clank (PS2)Team BaconNo, but 1 point for trying
Super Mario Sunshine (GC)Team MegatronNo
Banjo-Kazooie (N64)Team BaconYes
GoldenEye (N64)Team BaconNo
Halo Reach (X360)Team BaconYes
Pokémon Snap (N64)Team MegatronNo

Who's playing?

Team Megatron

Brodie

Starting off on the Personal Computer, Brodie played many classic games such as Wolfenstein 3D, Serious Sam, and Max Payne; on the lap of his father at six years old, Brodie had learnt the art of gaming. Was this the ideal upbringing for a child? Most probably not, but he seems to have turned out okay. Going through years of high school playing PlayStation 2, and more recently PlayStation 3, Brodie has developed impressive gaming skills, particularly with modern FPSs.

Justin

Justin presses A.

Sam Z

Tim

Tim doesn't save.

Team Bacon

Toby

A renowned Nintendo fanboy, Toby’s knowledge and skill with many Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii games is a sight to behold. One of the first games he ever experienced was Jetpack on the PC, a game he still plays today. A vivid Zelda fan, he formerly ran web sites including Zelda World and 5 Rupees. He loves Majora’s Mask with a passion (don’t criticize it when he’s around!), and similarly, hates Twilight Princess with a passion (don’t praise it when he’s around!). Rumor has it that he is fluent in binary. 01010010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00101100 00100000 01010100 01101111 01100010 01111001 00111111. Toby does not upload fan art.

Dale

His fondest gaming memory is spending many countless late nights when he was about 7 years old watching his brother play Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Not being allowed to play as he was told that he could ruin all the progress they had made, in fear Dale decided it be in his best interest to just watch. When Dale bought his own PS2 he developed a keen liking for adventure games. Dale has also spent countless hours playing Flash games on the Internet, and has become nothing less than a professional player of Slime Volleyball.

Sam H

Gamer by day, werewolf by night, Sam's earliest gaming memory is playing Super Mario World with his cousins. As a child Sam would play with anything Nintendo; Donkey Kong 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Banjo Kazooie are some of his favourites. Through his high school years, Sam has grown accustomed to the Xbox 360 where he spends most of his time listening to 5 year olds complain about Call of Duty. Sam's expertise is in the FPS, RPG, and platforming genres. Unfortunately Sam was recently hunted and maimed by Chuck Norris.

Sean

Is it gonna be intense?

No, it'll be inside.