Let's face it, gamers nowadays are extremely frugal; we save money on any sale we can get, we buy used if necessary...heck, there's even a dedicated site for us cheap bastards. Over the years, you've probably saved hundreds of dollars waiting for game prices to drop, price-matching incorrect ads, and finding the perfect combo to use that buy-two-get-one-free deal.
So there's no real excuse for not donating to a good cause, especially if it involves video games.
A good friend of mine is participating in Extra Life, an annual charity where participants play video games for 24 hours on October 15th for a good cause. For their efforts, people can donate whatever they can offer, which all goes to the Children's Miracle Network Hospital they choose to raise charity for. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of the money donated goes to the kids!
Did I mention there's a raffle for people who donate to my friend's charity page? For every $2 you donate, you will get one entry in the raffle for video-game industry swag! What can you win? Here's just a small list of the many, many prizes:
- Catherine Love Is Over Deluxe Edition (PS3 or Xbox 360)
- Forza 4 press edition
- Borderlands GOTY Edition (PS3)
- El Shaddai (Xbox 360)
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Premium Edition (PS3)
- And much more!
Check out his donation page here for a huge list of all raffle prizes, and don't forget to make a donation!