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Are you considering donating some money to help the needy this weekend, but you demand some sort of entertainment in exchange for your so-called charity? Well, there are several charity events going on this weekend where dorks will humiliate themselves to raise money for the Child’s Play charity, which donates toys and games to children’s hospitals.
All of these events offer you the chance to enjoy nerds tormenting themselves with gaming marathons for your amusement. Through midnight Friday, if you attend Ithaca College, you can see the Falcon Punchathon, a 5-hour Smash Brothers tournament.
If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your home, you can watch a live webcast of one man (Who hates Fallout) playing Fallout New Vegas on Hardcore mode. As part of the charity drive, you can bid to name the character he’ll be playing, and you can enter a contest to guess how many times he’ll die over the course of the game. A worthy cause and an opportunity to watch a fellow geek progressively deteriorate into dementia over a 24-hour gaming session.
If watching people do things is still too much effort for you, you can just listen to the Radio Free Nintendo podcast, which will be going on from Saturday at noon until people stop donating. And if you just want to be charitable, you can donate directly to Child’s Play right on their own website. But, honestly, wouldn’t you rather donate money through the poor sap who’ll spend 24 hours getting pummeled by super mutants in New Vegas?