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Return the Flag

September 10, 2013
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Play to many games? Play to many games?

The beginning of a new charity stream

I play a healthy amount of video games.
That's possibly the understatement of the century, but bear with me. I'm going somewhere with this.

I play a healthy amount of video games. I forego almost every other form of digital media and/or entertainment because I fully believe that the variety offered by gaming makes it much more than the sum of its parts. However, there is the stigma attached to the fact that it's a waste of time (spoken by the people that watch 'Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo,' 'Jersey Shore' and 'Sportscenter,' but I digress), and that's something that doesn't shake off easily.
I've just realized that as much as I love gaming, there are ways to make my favorite pastime constructive and bring out the best in the gaming community.

Following in the footsteps of Awesome Games Done Quick and many other charity organizations, I've decided to open a streaming channel called Return the Flag, from which all proceeds benefit a new charity each month, starting with Doctors Without Borders. Basically, for one month, each charity will have a donation link just below the stream. After the month's up, I take whatever ad revenue was made and add it to the donation total, and then it switches up again for next month.

To kick this all off, I'm doing a 24-hour gaming marathon on Sept. 14 starting at 8 a.m. I'm going to be playing a huge variety of games at huge variety of times, and it's all done completely free of charge on!
Here's a schedule of what you can expect over the course of the marathon (subject to change and whatnot):
7:50 a.m. - Start stream, check levels, do push-ups, LET'S DO THIS.

8 a.m. - Opening, talk about RTF mission and Doctors Without Borders

Classic Block

8:05 a.m. 'Super Mario Bros.'

9:15 a.m. 'Kirby's Adventure'

11:00 a.m. 'Contra'

Rage Block

12:00 p.m. 'Super Meat Boy'

12:30 p.m. 'Happy Wheels'

1:00 p.m. 'I Wanna Be The Guy'

ARPG Block

2:00 p.m. 'Borderlands 2 Raid Bosses'

2:45 p.m. 'Diablo 3' MP5+ Hardcore Runs

3:30 p.m. 'Dark Souls,' NG+

Competitive Block

5:00 p.m. 'Team Fortress' (playing as Medic and/or Scout)

6:45/7:00 p.m. 'Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition'

8:00 p.m. 'League of Legends'

11:00 p.m. 'Battlefield 3'

Horror Block

12:00 a.m. 'Left 4 Dead 2'

1:30/2 a.m. 'Dead Space'

3:00 a.m. 'Home'/'Lone Survivor' (viewer choice)

Open World Block

4:00 a.m. 'Just Cause 2'

5:00 a.m. 'Skyrim'

7:00 a.m. 'Minecraft'

Please come out and support this cause, donate and enjoy watching me make a moron of myself for charity!

Aaron Waite hasn't stayed up for 24 hours straight for roughly two years. This oughta be rich.

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