We at Midlife Gamer love the work Special Effect do, so much so that our (in)famous Saturday night event at Eurogamer is our way of helping to raise money for the charity, and I personally love to keep an eye out for things other people are doing to support this amazing cause. Chris Cook, who some of you may well remember as a writer around these parts and now the Community Manager at GamePointsNow/GameKeysNow, has announced that he will be making an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “The Longest Video Game Marathon On a Football Game” by playing FIFA 15, with the aim of smashing the current record of 48 hrs 5 minutes and in the process help raise funds on behalf of the awesome charity
“I’ve been playing FIFA games since they first started way back on the Mega Drive, so couldn’t think of a better way to raise money & awareness for a truly amazing cause,” said Chris, “As someone who has seen firsthand how gaming can help enhance lives, I could not think of a better charity to lend my support to”.
The event will be taking place at the popular gaming themed cocktail bar Loading Bar in Dalston, North London between the 5-7th November 2014 and members of the public are encouraged to come a long and join in, have a drink and more importantly, donate to Special Effect! If you can’t make it down to Loading Bar, online donations can be made via Chris’ JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/FifaWR
The record attempt will be live streamed live (internet stability permitting) via Twitch.tv (http://www.twitch.tv/GamePointsNow) and will feature giveaways from big name supporters like Insert Coin Tees, QWERTEE, Campo Retro clothing, Papa Johns Pizza, Hauppauge and more. There will also be opportunities for people to challenge Chris to online matches throughout the entire attempt.
Make sure you check out Chris’ record breaking attempt, either in person or online, and, most importantly at all, your donations to Special Effect will be gratefully received.
For more information contact Chris on twitter – @xixBlueWolfxix