Gamers Hold ‘Super Mario Marathon’ for CharityBy Justin Massoud
Philanthropistic website ExtraLives.org is live streaming a marathon playthrough of over a dozen Mario games – including the original classic and some lesser known titles – in an effort to raise money for “Free the Children” — an organization that aids impoverished, exploited children around the world. The session will last through January 2nd, 2011 with the goal at $4,000.
At the time of this publishing, the group has raised $538. Not too shabby, but I know gamers are more generous than that. A mere $5 donation not only results in a nice warm feeling in the pit of your belly that no amount of achievement unlocking could match, but entry into a raffle to win prizes like t-shirts. If you’re feeling generous, donate here. (Via Reddit)