Fortune favours the bold.
So a while back, I firmly placed my flag on the ground – I’m doing Extra Life 2013. I was set to do it last year, but was unable to for two reasons: not having a HD compatible capture device (I thought the composite device I had would do the trick!) and it clashing with last year’s Games Media Awards.
This year, not unless the PC acts like a prick (and right now, it is), no such issues exist. Next Saturday, I’m doing this year’s Extra Life where I play games for 25 hours straight (normally 24, but for some reason, everyone’s adding an extra hour).
The only question I have had in regards to this is what do I base this stream around? I needed to find a theme around it. I was highly tempted to do a Game of the Generation stream around it, but I have more ambitious plans for that little thing (you’ll find out in December).
But the idea I’ve gone with is for games, be it playing them for the first time or revisiting two incredible classics, that contain one massive link that ties them together. If one studio has come to define how much I love this generation and has reached an amazing pinnacle of storytelling in games (twice, I may add), it’s Naughty Dog.
So next Saturday, November 2 at 8am GMT to next Sunday, November 3 at 9am GMT, I’ll be livestreaming a majority of Naughty Dog games that have, one way or another, appeared on PS3, including the Uncharted trilogy, the Jak and Daxter HD Collection and, of course, The Last of Us.
Here’s my Extra Life account. It’s a bit bare bones right now, but I’ll fix that, and I’ve set the sum very low because, frankly, I don’t see that many people donating. But if you chuck a couple of quid its way during the 25 hours and make it reach $100, you’d be lovely. Anything extra is just gravy.
Anyways, timetable looks like this:
+ Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – 8am GMT
+ Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – 11:30am GMT
+ Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – 3pm GMT
+ Jak and Daxter: The Philosopher’s Legacy – 6:30pm GMT
+ Jak II – 10pm GMT, November 3
+ Jak III – 1:30am GMT
+ The Last of Us – 5am GMT
(For the last half-hour, either an additional 30 minutes of The Last of Us OR play one last half-hour of any of the above)
And there it is. A mammoth Cullen Plays LIVE, all in the name of charity, next weekend.
By the way, little note. I’ve not played Uncharted 1 since, I think, late 2008 or early 2009 after I completed it. No idea why I needed to share that, but there you go.
See you next week!