In the next few weeks, Tony and I are planning a 24-hour gaming challenge. Giles from our community has donated to us a code for a 48-Hour Xbox Live trial and for one whole day we will be trying to amass the largest gamerscore that we can on it. Giles has pledged to sponsor us £10 for every 100 gamer points earned.
Now I’m thinking that with a pile of games between us, Tony and I can aim for 10,000 over the 24 hour period, which would mean Giles donating a hefty £1000 so we’re going to give him the chance to lower that initial offer before the big night. What we need is community support here. Pledge either a per-gamerpoint amount like Giles or a lump sum to us, because we need a lot more than what one generous man can give. I know you get charities thrust in your face all the time, but this is something we can all relate to in terms of endeavor and all donations will be going to Doctors without Borders, which will aid in the medical care for the thousands of Haitians injured in the recent earthquake.
MSF (Medicines Sans Frontiers) an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare. In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centres for malnourished children and offers mental health care. When needed, MSF also constructs wells, dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting.
As for the challenge itself; we’ll be up all day and night, constantly swapping controllers and checking to see where the next gamerpoints gan be found. You can help us by sending Alex any terrible games you think it would be funny to see us try to get points from, or send us good ones if you prefer. We will send them back or sell them and donate the proceeds according to your wishes. You can also help us with all the online multiplayer achievements. We’ll be twittering our progress constantly so everyone can get involved and make suggestions on what we could do next.
This is a good thing we can do for other people, lend us your support folks.