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It’s time again for the Extra Life Charity drive to begin. I set up my page last week and today put the finishing touches on it. There are two ways you can participate. You can donate to someone by visiting their Donation Page or you can sign up and take on the challenge yourself. (You also have the option to do both as I did last year) It’s not limited to online, you can get funding from friends family and co-workers. There are instructions on the site detailing how you can do this. If you don’t have the time but would still like to participate consider donating. You can donate a lot or a little spread it out between people you know or give it all to one person. The choice is yours.
This year I will be working again with the local Childrens Miracle Network representative to raise awareness. If you have a story of something similar or anything you’d like to share about your experience participating in this event let us know. We’d love to hear about it and possibly feature it on the site.
My dad is doing better after surgery and life is returning to normal so I finally got my photos from PAX East 2012 online. I realize everyone has seen what they wanted to see by now but figured I’d add them. I posted them to my Flickr and I’ll share a few here. I had a pretty good time and went up a day early to see a little bit of Boston. I went to the Cheers Bar and got two shot glasses and walked through the Boston Commons. We saw quite a few things, notably the Rooster Teeth Panel which was crashed by this guy. Played some awesome games and reconnected with some awesome people. I could have taken WAY more photos but in this setting it’s incredibly hard because I’m SOOO interested in seeing and interacting with everything there. You understand I’m sure. First Person PAXER is still on it’s way. I have a lot of footage to sort out. Click the Photo to be taken to the Flickr set if you missed the obvious link in the text.
Recently, a friend of mine, who stalks me on twitter and also helps me defend myself from Elite Effect’s evil henchmen who actually turn out to be pretty cool people, was interviewed for the gamer spotlight on xbox.com. I had this done a few years ago and I’m sure he’s enjoying the mass amount of spam messages and marriage proposals. It’s quite an experience to be in the spotlight and I welcome Obsese into the alumni of um….spotlit? spotlightees?….doesn’t matter you know what I mean. Check out the link below to read his interview. Of course, you can always recommend someone to be in the spotlight by sending an email to xlmail at microsoft dot com with the subject “Gamer Spotlight.” All the details can be found on the right hand side of the interviews. You can also follow him in twitter for even more Earthly messages —> @OBESE_ Enjoy and if you have any questions for Obese about what it’s like leave them in the comments section below.
What’s the story behind your gamertag?
My eating habits of fast food daily (which are slowly evolving) but it’s sort of a play on words where the biggest guy you see is named Tiny. I’m actually as far from obese as one could be. It was actually a recommended gamertag!
via Gamer Spotlight – Obese Nightmare – Xbox.com.
So PAX East is almost a week past. Long story short, I came home to my father in the hospital with heart failure on Monday morning. The good news — he’s pulled through the surgery and things will be back to normal for me. The only problem is, all of the PAX stuff I did will now be out of date because no one will care about PAX East any longer by the time I get all of my stuff up. However, there is one exception, my friends over at XBLAfans.com have posted an article that I took the pictures for. So I guess that’s a start. I thought you might like to see them……..
PAX has come to a close and I can’t even begin to list the things I saw and did. I will however get some pics and videos uploaded within the next few days. One of the disadvantages of doing this myself is time and resources. One tweet summed it up perfectly, though I can’t remember who said it. “I feel like I won a marathon and lost a boxing match”
Boston View from the Convention Center.
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“A pessimist is what an optimist calls a realist.”
— Ashley Williams, Mass Effect
Tomorrow begins my PAX East Adventure. I’ve brought along my camera so that means many pictures which I will post to my Flickr account. I also brought along a GoPro Hero 2. I plan on getting some videos of the show floor. I call it First Person PAXer. Stop by here within the next few days and see what it’s like to experience all that is PAX East!