Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gaming Marathons...for Charity!

"Speed gaming" refers to repeated attempts to complete a game in the shortest amount of time possible. It ain't exactly my cup of tea; I have enough trouble finishing games without racing against the clock. The guys and gals over at, however, are clearly of another disposition, and they've found an interesting way to make their hobby more fruitful: they organize "gaming marathons" to benefit various charities. At the time of this writing, they're trying to catch all 491 Pokemon (hard to believe it's that many now!) in the Pokemon games for the Nintendo DS within 72 hours, with proceeds going for Autism care and research. Speaking as a Pokemaniac myself, I can say with certainty this is not an easy task. Here's hoping they make it...

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