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9:41AM. We’ve been playing for nearly two hours. Pre-game fell to some Wii Sports Resort while the crew was waking up. Among the games so far have been Road Rash on the Genesis, Mad World on Wii, Fallout 3 on the PS3, Legend of Zelda Minishcap, Scribblenauts, and the new Super Mario Bros. on the DS. 22 hours to go. Time for some old school NES action!
9:57AM. Brandon beat first dungeon of zelda minish cap
10:17AM. Crash Bandicoot and Skullmonkeys on the PS2. Moose got his arse handed to him in Contra. WITH the Konami code. Anselmo just unloaded an entire clip into a Centaur’s head on Fallout. Breakfast served, consisting of Mountain Dew White Out and Pop Tarts, without a toaster. Thanks, Brandon.
11:09AM Mike Tyson’s Punch Out successfully beaten. Except for Kid Dynamite Mike Tyson. And most of the other characters. So out of practice.
11:10AM 007 373 5963. Remember it.
11:49AM Star Wars Dark Forces on PS1 and Battle of Bungeling Bay on NES. MEEEEEMORIIIIEEEEEEES.
12:50PM Journey to Silius, Exodus: Journey To The Promised Land, and Bartman Meets Radioactive Man on NES. GTA San Andreas and Wild Arms (PS1) on PS2. Trix and more Mountain Dew White Out for lunch. Mmmmmm. We’re real gourmands. We even destroyed a party platter of pepperoni, salami, and cheese.
1:42PM Bigfoot on NES, along with a long play of Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers. Anselmo is autosaved in Fallout with a dog attacking him while he’s at low health. He’s on his fifth death in as many minutes or less.
5:10PM Anselmo is near the end of Fallout3 and Brandon is still trying to get anywhere in Wild Arms. Found a cartridge with tons of ROMS on it, among the games played were Air Fortress, Airwolf, Bad Dudes, and 8 Eyes. 15 hours left in the event!
6:14PM Anselmo beat all main quests on Fallout 3 in 8.5 hours. Save the five deaths from the dog, he only died once. Now he’s scoping out the ultimate meat pizza as his ultimate trophy.
7:23PM Gold Medal ’92 is quite possibly the most annoying game ever made for the NES. It is also incredibly addictive. Assassin’s Creed 2 also going on in the room plus GTA San Andreas, with lots of cheats and explosions.
8:07PM We have passed the halfway point! Pizza time and maybe we’ll finish this freaking Gold Medal game soon, too.
10:50PM Sushi games on the DS are addicting, too. Modern Warfare on the big screen. Brandon now 10% into his game (we assume). Smash Bros. on the back half of the room. 2 pizzas killed, tons more food to be consumed later.
11:20PM Marth acquired in Smash Bros. Lots of swearing on the Modern Warfare side of the living room. Just over 8 1/2 hours left and most of us are just catching our second wind.
11:33PM Brandon is literally bouncing in his seat on the futon, either because he has to urinate or because he’s had too much NERD. Likely both, one does lead to the other…
1:04AM Seven hours to go and we’ve broken out Mario Kart Double Dash. The co-op Modern Warfare campaign continues behind me as Brandon vows to beat the game by the end of the event without using any stat enhancements. Good luck with that one. </sarcasm>
8:00AM It’s over! After dominating the 150cc circuit on Double Dash, the focus switched to Modern Warfare for the remainder of the evening. It was a long road, but we made it. 24 hours of video gaming. I’d like to thank everyone who helped contribute to Extra Life and to groups participating this year. Together we all can make a difference in the lives of children in pain and need. Thank you so much for your efforts.
Now, to bed for us all.